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(...)

Jason Cierans (29), from Cork, has been discharged from hospital and is recuperating at home in Sydney

A young Irish man who was put in an induced coma after he suffered a brain injury following an assault in Sydney, Australia, has been discharged from (...)

INMO nurse Áine Howlett from Longford during a protest to highlight the problem of overcrowding at St Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin has accused the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) of blocking the deployment of additional nurs(...)

INMO members from St Vincent’s hospital Dublin holding a one-hour protest outside the hospital yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Emergency department nurses at St Vincent’s hospital in Dublin are beginning a work to rule today over persistent overcrowding in the unit. Members of(...)

 Emergency services at the scene of a fire at a halting site in Carrickmines, Co. Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A fire that broke out at at a Dublin halting site has claimed the lives of 10 people from two families. At least five of the dead are children, inclu(...)

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(...)