Tallaght Hospital report says an increased focus on strategy is required at board level. Photograph: David Sleator

Board members at Tallaght Hospital are frustrated with the difficulty of portraying the hospital in a positive light, according to an internal repo(...)

One study showed that those who do not take vacations are more likely to be older and poorer, and did not show the gains in health and wellbeing of those taking a holiday. Photograph: Thinkstock

This week’s column comes shortly after summer vacation with my family, struggling gamely with the elements at Jamie Knox’s wonderful windsurfing sc(...)

Studies among 7,000 surgical patients found patients were significantly less anxious after surgery having listened to music. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Listening to music before, during or after a surgical procedure is beneficial to patients and can significantly reduce pain and anxiety, according to (...)

A computer-generated image of the proposed National Children’s Hospital, as seen from Rialto Bridge

The children’s hospital proposed for the Mater site in Dublin fell at the final fence primarily because it was the wrong horse for that course. It was(...)

Plans for a new national paediatric hospital at the St James’s Hospital campus in Dublin are to be lodged with An Bord Pleanála on Monday afternoon. 2:04

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said he was “confident, but not complacent” in relation to the plans for a new national paediatric hospital at the(...)

Alan Stanley. Photograph: Stanley family

A father of one who absconded from a psychiatric ward in a Dublin hospital was last seen alive by a gravedigger. Alan Stanley (41) of Brookmount, Tal(...)

Evidence is collected at the scene of the shooting  on Kiltalown Road, Tallaght last May. Photograph: Collins

A father of three shot dead in front of his partner died of gunshot wounds to the torso and thigh. Alan O’Neill (35), of Kiltalown Rd, Tallaght, Dubl(...)

‘Priorities should  turn to engagement with users of the services (the proposed Working Group makes no mention of them) . . .’ Photograph: Getty Images

One of the great advances of the last century is that nearly all of us will live longer and with less disability than recent generations. A part of th(...)

Coroner Dr Brian Farrell returned a verdict of death by misadventure

A kayaker who capsized and drowned had been paddling in fast flowing rapids following heavy rain, an inquest heard. Shane Murphy (21), of Grange Park,(...)

Paul Murphy: told the Dáil that a young homeless couple are in “horrific” emergency accommodation conditions. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A young Dublin couple were placed in emergency accommodation where the entrance was blocked with rubbish, mattresses covered in urine and mould growin(...)