Dr John G Cooney: devoted his life to the care of others

Dr John G Cooney, a leading psychiatrist and former medical director of the Daughters of Charity and associate medical director of St Patrick’s Hospit(...)

 Writing “took me away to wonderful places where no one was sick, ” Emma Hannigan told mourners at her funeral in a eulogy delivered by Fr Gerry Byrne. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

The writer Emma Hannigan, who died on March 3rd aged 45 after a long fight against breast cancer, bade farewell today to her family and friends, and t(...)

The Blackrock Clinic in Dublin: Blackrock Clinic Ltd was co-founded in 1986 by Dr Sheehan with his fellow surgeons James Sheehan and Maurice Nelligan, and Dr George Duffy.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A High Court judge who criticised the conduct of Breccia, a company linked to businessman Larry Goodman, in the marathon litigation over control of Du(...)

Blackrock Hospital Ltd was incorporated in 1982 and owns the share capital of Blackrock Clinic Ltd, co-founded in 1986 by Dr Sheehan with his fellow surgeons James Sheehan and Maurice Nelligan, and Dr George Duffy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A High Court judge has said Larry Goodman’s company Breccia had not come to court “with clean hands”, in a judgment relating to its long-running litig(...)

Doug Harrington (right) teaching culinary students at Cliff Academy at Cliff at Lyons in Co Kildare

Improving hospital food, reducing obesity levels through portion control and using mindful eating to improve our relationship with food are (...)

The  VHI Swiftcare centre at Dundum, Dublin. The VHI has decided to restrict use of its  clinics to its own members

It was convenient while it lasted, but families across the State will only have limited access to VHI Swiftcare clinics from September. Operating in D(...)

“It’s not that I don’t know how to do it? It’s just that it’s never come up before. I mean, everyone knows the words to, ‘Ten, nine, eight, seven, six…’ don’t they? But who has ever had to count backwards from 20 before?”

The anaesthetist is a total knockout – no pun intended. “Now,” she goes, “when I give you the injection, I want you to count backwards from 20.” I’(...)

“Ross, how long have you had problems with your hip? I’ve been listening to that thing clicking for 10 years or more.”

So I’m standing on the stairs of a gaff in technically Cornelscourt, trying to reassure this nice couple that the property morket isn’t going to colla(...)

Mary Paula Walsh: wrote two books on bereavement – ‘Living After A Death’ and ‘Helping Your Child Through Bereavement’ – both of which have given people the freedom to explore grief in all its complexity

Obituary for the Irish Times (April 30, 1941-April 17, 2017) “I swear I will not dishonor my soul with hatred, but offer myself humbly as a guardian (...)

The late Malak Thawley with her husband Alan. An inquest into her death  heard vascular clamps were not available at Holles Street and were sent there from the Blackrock Clinic with a garda escort during emergency surgery to try  save her life. File photograph: Facebook

Surgery to save the life of a pregnant woman was underway only minutes when unexpected bleeding was discovered, an inquest into the 34-year-old woman’(...)

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