Former deputy editor of The Irish Times James “Jim” Downey  at his home in Monkstown, Co Dublin, in October 2009. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

James Downey had journalism and politics in his blood, but last Wednesday he decided he could wait no longer for a government to be formed, mourners a(...)

Seán Rowlette said  that he told his children where he was going, they sat down and wrote a letter to Minister Leo Varadkar.

“We miss our mum so much every day.”This was the heart-breaking message from four Co Sligo children asked their father to deliver to Minister for Heal(...)

Dhara Kivlehan (left), who lived with her husband Michael (right) in Dromahair, Co Leitrim, died in the Royal Victoria hospital, Belfast, in September 2010, a week after giving birth at  Sligo Regional Hospital.

An obstetric registrar at Sligo Regional Hospital found that Dhara Kivlehan was in acute renal failure on September 22nd, 2010, six days before her de(...)

Michael Kivlehan, husband of Dhara Kivlehan who died in 2010, speaks at coroner’s court in Carrick-on-Shannon. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The widower of a young woman who died a week after giving birth in Sligo Regional hospital recalled yesterday that she was unrecognisable hours after(...)