The Catholic church has played a leading role in the development of healthcare in Ireland over many years, but critics feel its direct involvement should now come to an end. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

I thought the row over moving the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) from Holles Street to St Vincent’s was settled. So why is it in the news again? T(...)

Flynn used his company Benray to buy a stake in Blackrock Clinic in 2006. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A receiver appointed by a Larry Goodman-controlled company is selling developer John Flynn’s stake in Blackrock Clinic, the high-profile private hospi(...)

The court heard Maureen O’Hagan was attacked by her neighbour’s cat after attempting to shoo animal out of her Sandycove home at 3am

A woman who suffered “nasty lacerations” to her hand after being attacked in her south Dublin home by her neighbour’s cat has sued in the High Court. (...)

The Mater hospital in Dublin is fully owned by the Sisters of Mercy. Though few, if any, nuns are active in clinical work, members of the order sit on the board.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The controversies over the Tuam babies and the cost of the redress scheme for survivors of institutional abuse have led to renewed calls for an end to(...)

Agile will move its operations into PlanNet21’s building in Citywest in Co Dublin as part of the deal. Photograph: Google Street View

Irish technology solutions group PlanNet21 Communications has acquired local rival Agile Networks in a deal that will create a company with combined r(...)

The Court of Appeal found a receiver appointed by Breccia in 2014 over shares of Benray in Blackrock Hospital Ltd was validly appointed and was entitled to sell Benray’s shares in Blackrock Clinic. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Breccia, a Larry Goodman company, is entitled to a €8.7 judgment and interest against developer John Flynn and his company Benray after winning an app(...)

Acne is not just skin deep, though, and it takes a high emotional toll. Loss of self-confidence, changes in self-esteem, depression and anxiety are all common.

If you think spots are the preserve of pimply teenagers, think again. There is nothing more disappointing than waiting until your 20s to finally have (...)

The Galway Clinic: the 2015  accounts show that the company sold the hospital building and equipment to a subsidiary company, Galway Clinic Doughiska, for €106 million,  creating  a profit of €52.1 million. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The spiralling cost of health insurance, medical inflation and a shortage of healthcare professionals saw revenues and profits decline at the Galway (...)

Having pumped   breastmilk ready and available is useful as it increases the supply for supplemental feeds

Hospital support for breastfeeding is only the start. It is what happens in the home and the community that is likely to determine if mother and baby (...)

The hospital paid €5 million in dividends to shareholders, who include beef baron Larry Goodman. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin’s Blackrock Clinic saw pretax profits fall slightly last year due to reimbursement rates from health insurers. Accounts recently lodged at the(...)

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