Catherine Fowler with her father, Tim Fleming. She has campaigned for greater openness about medical mistakes after her father died from an aortic dissection which was misdiagnosed

In the space of a week in early 2015, Catherine Fowler’s life was turned upside-down when her father and her aunt both suffered the same rare cardiova(...)

Beaumont Hospital in Dublin. A man is in a serious condition in the hospital after falling from a teleporter. File photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

A man is in a serious condition after falling from a teleporter at a house in Co Offaly. An 11-year-old boy was also injured in the incident, but hi(...)

Medical and scientific researchers are closely watching the new EU General Data Protection Regulation  and what it might mean for  their work after it takes effect next May

Almost four and a half years ago, then minister for health Dr James Reilly ordered the Health Service Executive not to destroy more than one million b(...)

Eamonn McSweeney with Cathal Gormley, Eamonn’s tandem pilot for a charity cycle.

Eamonn McSweeney looks at the helmet which is split in two. This is the helmet he wore the day he was involved in a serious cycling accident in which (...)

A psychiatrist has told the Seanad of a severe  lack of beds in the child and adolescent mental health service in Ireland. Photograph: iStock/File

It is almost impossible for medical professionals to find a hospital bed for a child or adolescent struggling with mental health problems, a psychiatr(...)

Prof Vincent Maher is a consultant cardiologist at Tallaght hospital. “Raised cholesterol levels silently damage blood vessels on a daily basis.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Heart disease and stroke continue to be Ireland’s biggest killers in spite of improved prevention and diagnosis and more effective treatment options,(...)

 The remains of Martin  Finn leave St Matthew’s Church following his funeral in Cherry Orchard, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A father who saved his daughter’s life by pushing her out of the path of a car that then struck him died of head and neck injuries, an inquest has hea(...)

The trial ‘comfort pack’ sees eye masks, ear plugs, a toothbrush and paste, water wipes and socks being given to patients waiting in the emergency department of St Vincent’s hospital

An initiative by doctors at St Vincent’s hospital to provide patients waiting on trolleys with a “comfort pack” including eye masks and ear plugs has (...)

Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, Emily Logan: “We shouldn’t be using lesser standards against which to judge ourselves.”

Sandwiched between Jordan and Ukraine, the Republic of Ireland is “not the worst” performer when it comes to promoting women’s rights, says Chief Comm(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD joins James Stack (9), Grace Cawley ( 8), Adam Kelly (5) and Matilda Kiernan (7), and Eilish Hardiman, chief executive of the children’s Hospital Group  and John Pollock, project director of the NPHDB. Photographh: Maxwell Photography

The site is being cleared, the bids to build the project are coming in and the legislation required to make it a reality is due shortly – the vision o(...)