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National Children’s Hospital site at St James’s: HSE says details of  hours required for new paediatric posts have not been decided. Photograph: Eric Luke

The National Children’s Hospital project has been hit by a new row over moves by the Health Service Executive to appoint consultants on contracts whic(...)

Irish filmmaker Paul Rowley says ‘Don’t Look Now’ gave him his “first glimpse not only of the incredible power of cinema, but of our ability to understand the pain of others”.

The blind woman collapses on the hotel bed screaming, eyes bulge white in terror – “Please, let him not go! Fetch him back!” Cut to: Blanchardstown. (...)

The first doughnut machine was invented in New York City in 1920.

Ah here. A drive-through doughnut shop? Is that really what an increasingly fat Ireland needs? As if it weren’t bad enough that the all-too-lovel(...)

Coroner Dr Myra Cullinane returned a narrative verdict. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A 34-year-old man died of blood loss due to a nosebleed described by a doctor at a Dublin hospital as “torrential”, a inquest has heard. Joao Carlos (...)

It had been expected that the number of patients on trolleys would surge this week in the aftermath of the severe weather over recent days. Photograph: iStock

As overcrowding in hospitals surged on Monday to near-record levels, Minister for Health Simon Harris urged the public to use the health service only (...)

Dublin Zoo and a number of other organisations have been targeted in an internet-based fraud in recent months. More than €750,000 was stolen, most of(...)

A number of people sleeping rough on Tuesday night were brought to emergency beds by the gardaí and the defence forces as major snow falls and low tem(...)

Serge Kanyamuhanga, from the Democratic Republic of Congo via Uganda, now living in Portlaoise. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Serge Kanyamuhanga was halfway through a normal afternoon at school when suddenly the sound of gunshots began echoing through the building. Panic spre(...)

Dr Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Ali Selim regrets the controversy that followed his comments on female genital mutilation (FGM). But, he says, the furore was not all of his own creat(...)

Waltons music shop on South Great George’s Street in Dublin opened in the early 1990s. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

When Waltons music shop opened its second premises on South Great George’s Street in the early 1990s, the now bustling street was practically empty. (...)

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