Artist’s impression issued by Children’s Hospital Group of proposed family accommodation block at the site of the new state-of-the-art children’s hospital at St James’s Hospital in Dublin. Image: Children’s Hospital Group/PA Wire

An Bord Pleanála’s decision to grant planning permission for a new national children’s hospital at St James’s Hospital is decisive and clear-cut, and (...)

Glenamuck Road halting site where 10 people died in a fire in October 2015. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The fire at the Carrickmines temporary halting site, in which 10 people died last October, was “so developed and intense” by the time fire crews arriv(...)

In the clamour for tax cuts and higher wages, social equity is normally forced to take a back seat. A similar pecking order operates within the health(...)

In all cases the injuries occurred during the tackle phase of play. Photograph: Thinkstock/Getty Images

Specialists at Tallaght hospital in Dublin have identified a new type of injury in teenage rugby players. The discovery of a specific type of hip fra(...)

Emilie McCarthy at the launch their Why Are We Waiting? campaign. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Emilie McCarthy (22) first started experiencing arthritic symptoms when she started secondary school. “My legs weren’t working properly while walkin(...)

Margaret Fagan’s case came to light after a series of similar incidents in which elderly patients were left on trolleys for long periods. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The board of St James’s Hospital has apologised to a 93-year-old woman who spent 20 hours on a trolley last month. Following an article in The Irish (...)

Margaret Fagan (93), who spent 20 hours on a trolley in St James’s Hospital. Photograph: Rita Fagan

The daughter of a 93-year-old woman has complained of her “outrage” after her mother spent 20 hours on a hospital trolley following a nine-hour wait f(...)

A 39-year-old mechanic died after he a truck tyre he was inflating exploded, an inquest heard. Mariusz Cwenar, a father of theree originally from Pol(...)

A man (24) is in hospital after a shooting in Tallaght in Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Garda investigation was underway on Monday night after a young man was shot in Tallaght in Dublin. The 24-year-old man was in a car in Parkhill We(...)

 Wicklow fishermen Gerald Copeland and David Massey, two of the three crew on the  MFV Lavicca, at the launch of BIM’s Live to Tell the Tale safety campaign at Howth Pier in Dublin.  Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Whelk fisherman David Massey knew he was wearing no ordinary lifejacket when he hit the water unexpectedly about 11km off the coast of Wicklow in Apri(...)