Australia’s Matt Toomua and Robbie Henshaw of Ireland collide at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho 5:39

Joe Schmidt’s “ruthless” selection policy has forced Ireland to shed mental weaknesses that were costing victories, according to Rory Best. Hooker Be(...)

 Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt watches the game against Australia at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt is “recovering well” after having his appendix removed last night.The Kiwi, who attended the 26-23 win over Australia despit(...)

Joseph Reville  was rescued after falling from the cliff at Luggala in the Wicklow Mountains.  Photograph: Eric Luke

A mountain climber appeared to have survived a 40-metre fall down a cliff with just broken bones, but subsequently died after developing a twisted bow(...)

The 39-year-old was wounded when shots were fired through the window of a house in the town’s Heatherwood estate shortly after midnight.

A man was seriously injured in a shooting incident in Bray, Co Wicklow in the early hours of today.The 39-year-old was wounded when shots were fired t(...)

St Vincent’s hospital in Dublin. “It is bad enough the people of Wicklow have to bypass Loughlinstown Hospital. Now they will also have to bypass St Vincent’s”

TDs in Wicklow and south Dublin have expressed concern over a withdrawal of ambulance transfers for heart attack patients to St Vincent’s hospital.Am(...)

 Louis O’Neill addresses staff at a presentation to mark his retirement in the Irish Times newsroom. Photograph: Frank Miller

Louis O’Neill (83), former group managing director and chief executive of The Irish Times, died yesterday at St Vincent’s hospital Dublin following a (...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar  Photo:graph Gareth Chaney Collins

Outline planning permission for a new maternity hospital at St James’s may be sought at the same time as the planning application is lodged for the ne(...)

The UAE procedure deprives fibroids of their rich blood supply and they commonly shrink by 40-60 per cent within six months. Photograph: Thinkstock

Until 20 years ago about half of the women referred by their GPs with heavy menstrual bleeding would eventually have required a hysterectomy. With up (...)

Eibhear Byrne: “Everything that has happened since June has been positive.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Twelve years ago, I took redundancy from The Irish Times and planned to start a new career by going to Ballymaloe Cookery School to train as a chef. H(...)

Dublin gaelic footballer Michael  Darragh MacAuley (left) was among those who addressed the Oireachtas Committee on Health on the dangers of concussion today. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A sharp rise in the number of young people reporting to the emergency department at St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin with head injuries has been linked(...)