Psychiatric nurses in three units in Dublin had to spend 36 continuous hours on duty as there was insufficient personnel to relive them. File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Psychiatric Nurses Association has deferred industrial action after ‘intensive talks’ with the HSE. The union put an overtime ban in place on Th(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: ‘We need to have a situation where people enter the Workplace Relations Commission or the Labour Court in other cases that they do not engage in industrial action during that time.’ Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Psychiatric nurses have said the impact of an overtime ban put in place on Thursday morning will get progressively worse and that a potentially very s(...)

Meat the Victims animal rights protesters gathered at a Co Westmeath farm at  the weekend to raise awareness of pig farming and the vegan cause. Photograph: Meat the Victims

Farmers are to meet with gardaí and Department of Agriculture officials to discuss the fallout from a pig farm “break-in” by vegan activists over the (...)

There are 3,828 women waiting for an appointment at the Rotunda. Photograph: Alan Betson

Nearly 30,000 women across Ireland are waiting to see a gynaecologist for an outpatient appointment, an increase of 43 per cent since 2014, consultant(...)

Mullingar man Donny Foy took a roundabout route to Seattle. “My first stop was going to be Australia but, alas, a girl got in the way and I went to San Francisco instead.”

Donny Foy, founded the Foy Group in 1999 with a contract that required working through the night. “Our first customer was a truck-manufacturing comp(...)

Michelle O’Brien with three of her children Tommy, Jamie and Joey O’Brien at their  emergency accommodation in Banagher, Co Offaly. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

A homeless family in the Midlands has been placed in three separate hotels, in three different counties, since Monday. Michelle and Patrick O’Brien a(...)

Michelle O’Brien and three of her  children – Tommy, Jamie and Joey – at her emergency accommodation in Banagher, Co Offaly. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

Michelle and Patrick O’Brien and their seven children, aged between three and 14, have been homeless since June 2018 and say they are “weary and hopel(...)

What are we like back there in The Stalls? Picture: Miki Barlok

THE STALLS Cork Opera House ★★★★★ The Cork Midsummer Festival promise of The Stalls is to present what theatre-goers never see: our watching selves.(...)

Gardaí have appealed for anyone who may have witnessed anything unusual in the Kinnegad town area, or around Ballinabrackey Road, between 9am-11am on Thursday to get in touch. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/ The Irish Times

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses following a cash-in-transit robbery in Kinnegad, Co Westmeath on Thursday morning. Three men travelling in a gold (...)

Student  protesters in  Dublin on Friday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Thousands of young Irish students took to the streets at lunchtime on Friday in a second round of national protests demanding a more radical response (...)

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