Describing it as a tragic case for Mrs Gauvin, Judge Anthony Hunt gave jurors a six-year exemption from jury service.

A man has been acquitted of assaulting a tourist who was partially blinded by flying glass in Co Offaly last year.Gary Ward (20) of Scurragh, Birr had(...)

The jury in the trial of a man accused of assaulting a tourist heard the woman’s eye was ‘completely collapsed’ after the incident.  Photograph: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland.

The jury in the trial of a man accused of assaulting a tourist heard the woman’s eye was “completely collapsed” after the incident.Birr native and Can(...)

In its recent briefing material for Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, the Department of Health said it was in consultation with the HSE reagarding the need for a further evaluation of the market place to establish its capacity to recruit and retain candidates of the calibre required in the context of a 5-year contract term.

A number of senior HSE managers are to be re-deployed on a two-year contract basis to fill key vacant chief executive positions in its new hospital gr(...)

Diabetic retinopathy can cause the blood vessels in the lining at the back of the eye (the retina) to leak or become blocked and damage your sight.  Photograph: Thinkstock

  Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in working age adults in Ireland with an average of one person with the condition going blind(...)

The gonorrhoea needs to be treated, typically, with an antibiotic injection compared with topical antibiotics for regular conjunctivitis. Photograph: Thinkstock

An increasing number of patients are turning up at the State’s only dedicated eye and ear hospital with eye problems caused by sexually transmitted in(...)

Treatment is for age related macular degeneration, a disease that makes blood vessels beneath the retina grow abnormally

Patients affected by the most common cause of blindness in Ireland may enjoy a brighter future after an important discovery by scientists in Du(...)

The latest hygiene reports by the State’s health watchdog said patients at St James’s Hospital are at serious risk of infection because of the poor hand hygiene of staff

Minister for Health James Reilly has referred a series of reports critical of hospital hygiene to the Medical Council and An Bord Altranais to see if (...)

Marie Wrafter Gauvin is seen during the  Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival shortly before the incident.

A 19-year-old man appeared in court today charged with assaulting a woman who was blinded in one eye at a festival earlier this month. Gary Ward with (...)

Marie Gauvin touring Birr with her father, parade grand marshal Frank Wrafter, during the Vintage Week and Arts Festival hours before the incident.

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of assault causing harm in relation to an incident in which a woman lost the sight in one eye in Co Offaly (...)

Minister for Health James Reilly has announced the re-organisation of Irish hospitals into six largely autonomous groups aimed at providing improved outcomes for patients. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Minister for Health James Reilly has announced the re-organisation of Irish hospitals into six largely autonomous groups aimed at providing imp(...)