Katie O’Brien with baby Olivia: “I got such a scare, though, that I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to have children,” she says.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

This week is European Cervical Cancer Awareness. The aim of the week, which takes place from January 24th to 30th, is to raise awareness that cervical(...)

Two men have been arrested in connection with an aggravated burglary at the home of an elderly woman in Bray, Co Wicklow. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Two men have been arrested in connection with an aggravated burglary at the home of an elderly woman in Bray, Co Wicklow. The incident occurred at 5(...)

The new research highlights that in Ireland, heart failure remains “the Cinderella of cardiovascular diseases”, receiving proportionally less consideration than the management of acute coronary syndromes and arrhythmia.

The cost of heart failure to Irish society is €660 million a year, according to a report launched today. The incidence of the chronic condition is ex(...)

A doctor who had dementia wandered from his Dublin home and died after injuring his neck in a fall, an inquest at Dublin Coroner’s Court heard. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

A doctor who had dementia wandered from his Dublin home and died after injuring his neck in a fall, an inquest has heard. Dr William Brosnan, of Clo(...)

Fionnuala Sherry on stage: ‘It’s not possible to get through something like this without having a team of people around you.’  Photograph: Kai-Wilhelm Nessler

It was just like every other morning when I take our dog out to get the newspaper. Except this particular Monday morning, as I pulled our dog away fr(...)

Mary Paula Walsh, at home in Templeogue, Dublin: ‘My loss of independence was thrust upon me quite suddenly and unexpectedly.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

It all started before Christmas, 2012 with a virus that I couldn’t shake off. I felt very, very tired and then I began to get a pain in my bac(...)

Jason Cierans (29), of Mount Nebo Avenue on the northside of Cork city, was hospitalised in Sydney on August 22nd last after he was attacked outside a pub at Bondi Junction.

A young Cork man who was put in an induced coma after he suffered a brain injury following an assault in Sydney, Australia has travelled home(...)

Bronchiectasis is a disease in which the airways into the lungs are damaged, leading to an inability to clear mucus and recurrent chest infections

A rise in the number of people diagnosed with bronchiectasis, a lung condition thought to be “a disease of the past”, has taken Irish specialists by s(...)

Gemma Reddin and Neal Baroni Two days after arriving in Boston for the summer of 2011 with friends, Gemma, from Sligo, was at a house party where s(...)

The mother of a young Irishman, who ended up in a coma after an assault in Australia, has spoken of her delight and relief after he was discharged fr(...)