Simon Harris  was very pleased that the HSE apologised very quickly and was investigating how the incident could possibly have happened.

The Minister for Health has described as “ an appalling situation ” the revelations that drain cleaning fluid was used instead of an approved dental p(...)

The HSE said the majority of the children are fine although some had experienced mild symptoms. File photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

An investigation has begun after drain cleaning fluid was used instead of an approved dental product during treatment of up to 43 children at a clinic(...)

Birdhill, Co Tipperary was named overall winner in Tidy Towns 2017

Birdhill, Co Tipperary, has been named overall winner in this year’s Tidy Towns competition, which drew entries from a record 870 towns and villages. (...)

 Zainab Boladale: “In general, media doesn’t have diverse representation, so I think it’s super important.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

“I don’t see myself as a Nigerian woman who landed a TV role in RTÉ, I see myself as a woman who went for a position she really wanted and was thankfu(...)

New study has shown that wearing unsuitable shoes is taking its toll on children’s feet and posture

Back in the day, the aesthetics of children’s shoes left a lot to be desired – solid, sturdy footwear was the order of the day with no sympathy for an(...)

Trim Salmon of Knowledge Festival at Trim Castle

If the thought of heading back to homework, uniforms and school lunches is hard to bear, just think how the kids feel. The best way to brush off the b(...)

Micheál Martin: “The history of the Irish revolution belongs to no party.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin used a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Éamon de Valera’s election to the House of Commons in a famous by-e(...)

St Flannan’s College, Ennis, Co Clare

The appointment of the only priest on the staff of St Flannan’s Diocesan College, Ennis, as its new principal is continuing to cause reverberations am(...)

Trustees of St Flannan’s College, Ennis, with Bishop Fintan Monahan (back right). Back: Fr Seamus Gardiner and parent Phil Costigan. Front: Canon Reuben Butler, principal Fr Ignatius McCormack, former staff member Maura Hitching.

Concerns have been raised over the way a priest was appointed as the new principal of St Flannan’s College, Ennis, Co Clare. Bishop of Killaloe Finta(...)

Jacqui Dunphy with  Beibhinn and Caoimhe. “When you have kids you have to make a choice: you miss your sessions or you get the first round done before they wake and you do the other one after they go to bed.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Getting to the start line for an Ironman distance race – a 2.4-mile (3.86km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25km) bicycle ride, and a 26.22-mile (42.20km) mara(...)