Thomas O’Connor: settled his High Court action. PhotographCourts Collins

A profoundly disabled young man who allegedly suffered brain damage during his birth and post-natal treatment at Sligo General Hospital has settled hi(...)

The Coroner’s Court has heard that it is ‘overwhelmingly’ probable that the severe head injuries sustained by farmer John Meehan (74) were the result of being struck by a horse. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Co Sligo farmer who was found collapsed on the side of the road was probably struck by one of his own horses, an inquest has heard.Gardaí­ were init(...)

“If you have an overcrowded emergency department, your chances of dying increase and that is a proven fact,” said Dr Fergal Hickey, an emergency medicine consultant.

Somewhere between 300 and 350 people will die between now and this time next year due to overcrowding in our emergency departments, an emergency medic(...)

Sligo-based coastguard rescue 118 helicopter was scrambled following a request for assistance from UK authorities Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Gardaí in Killybegs are investigating an assault aboard a vessel in international waters off the Donegal coast yesterday morning.The incident happened(...)

The phenomenon of accidental awareness during general anaesthesia occurs in about one in 19,000 cases, a major new study suggests. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Accidental awareness under general anaesthetic, a surgical complication “greatly feared” by patients, occurs in about one in every 19,000 cases, a maj(...)

A Dublin man was found dead in his living room having taken methadone, an inquest heard.Peter Gannon (31) was found lying on the couch by his uncle a(...)

The collision involving two Garda motorbikes took place at about 10am on the junction of Clarion Road and Manorhamilton Road. File image: Google Street View

Two gardaí were seriously injured in a collision in Sligo town today.The traffic corps members were each on a motorbike when both bikes were involved (...)

A  hospital outpatient waiting room: the total number  on outpatient lists  in Irish hospitals  at the end of last year was 300,752, but they reached 343,412 in May. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Almost 350,000 people are waiting for an outpatient appointment, according to the latest figures from the Health Service Executive (HSE). The figures(...)

A solicitor representing the family of Dhara Kivlehan, who died in Belfast four days after giving birth in Sligo Regional Hospital in 2010, said her husband Michael and other relatives had  ‘gone through hoops’ for four years in an attempt to get answers.

The family of a young mother who died after giving birth at Sligo Regional Hospital has been put through hoops in their efforts to get answers, their (...)

Áine O’Sullivan with her children, Matthew (4) and Evie (1), near their home in Rathmines. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Áine O’Sullivan is not the first mother to say “never again” after giving birth. But she felt so traumatised by the experience in hospital that(...)