Minister for Health Leo Varadkar and Minister of State for Primary Care and Social Care Kathleen Lynch  at a briefing  on health projects in the capital plan at the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Government is to spend more than €3 billion over the next six years on building new hospitals, developing community nursing units for older peo(...)

McHugh acquisitions: 42 and 43 Harrington Street

Killart, a development company in which Karl McHugh, a son of the late Kevin McHugh of ‘Atlantic Dawn’ fame, has a 25 per cent shareholding, was grant(...)

The study, published in the Irish Medical Journal, show one in eight 40-42-year-olds succeeded in becoming pregnant with IVF or similar treatment, compared with just one in 20 in the 43-45 year age group. Photograph: Purestock/Getty Images

The proportion of women in their forties attending the State’s oldest fertility treatment centre has more than doubled in less than 20 years, accordi(...)

A woman increases her chances of pregnancy by being a normal weight. Photograph: Thinkstock

Achieving a healthy weight is the most effective intervention any overweight or obese woman can make to help her to become pregnant. It also increases(...)

Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Peter Van Geene during the Medical Council fitness-to-practise inquiry at Kingram House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

An obstetrician accused of poor professional performance should have stopped carrying out hysterectomies if there were repeated complications, a Medic(...)

Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Peter Van Geene outside of a fitness to practice inquiry. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Two women had their wombs needlessly removed, an expert witness has told a medical council fitness to practice inquiry. Yesterday was the fifth day o(...)

The future of the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise is unclear.

A decision on the future of the emergency department at Portlaoise hospital has been put off until the autumn at the earliest. Minister for Health Leo(...)

Herbert Hill is just minutes from Dundrum Town Centre. Photograph: Frank Miller

Herbert Hill, perhaps Dundrum’s finest remaining residential property, is facing redevelopment following a recent planning application submitted by Ta(...)

Each Saturday on we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

A walk in St Stephen’s Green will be led by the head gardener, starting from the Fusiliers’ Arch at the top of Grafton St at 10.30am. Photograph: Eric Luke

Dublin Garden Squares Day, organised by the Dublin Civic Trust this Saturday, June 20th is a fantastic opportunity to explore the natural and built he(...)