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A number of members of staff and inmates at Midlands Prison are self-isolating after being exposed to a positive case .Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Prison authorities are confident they have contained a Covid-19 outbreak in the country’s largest prison. Mass testing has been ongoing in the Midlan(...)

Maireád McGuinness: a rare example of a journalist making a successful career change into politics. File photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness, who has been appointed as European commissioner in charge of financial services and financial stability, is a rare e(...)

Cathy Anne and Paul Bell outside The Brewery Tap, Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

As rumours swirl around much of the midlands on Friday regarding Covid-19 lockdowns, Brian Cloonan takes delivery of nine pallets of Christmas decorat(...)

A State ceremony and minute’s silence  is held to mark the funeral of Detective Garda Colm Horkan outside the Garda  Headquarters in the  Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

A minute’s silence was observed at Garda stations around the country on Sunday in memory of Det Garda Colm Horkan as his funeral took place in Co Mayo(...)

A man in his twenties has died after what gardaí described as a tragic accident in the midlands. It is believed the victim was working on a car in a (...)

A damaged tree trunk at the scene of a fatal single-vehicle crash at Lisclougher Great, near Delvin, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Collins

Two separate investigations have been launched into the circumstances surrounding the death of a 13-year-old boy who was killed in a car crash shortly(...)

 Rosderra Irish Meats plant in Roscrea, Co Tipperary, where, according to Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley, by April 30th 140 workers out of 350 were out sick and 120 had tested positive. Photograph:  Diarmuid Greene

“He is very, very lucky to be alive,” she says of her husband. The Offaly woman Mary and her husband John (not their real names) do not want to be pub(...)

Ireland’s maternity services have been under intense scrutiny since major failings emerged in 2012 at the maternity unit of the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Hiqa, the State’s health watchdog, has produced a comprehensive review of Ireland’s maternity services, which have been under intense scrutiny since m(...)

The inspection report states that during administration of ECT for one patient, during which small electric currents are passed through the brain, written consent was not obtained for the eighth and ninth treatment session at the hospital.

A mental health centre in Co Laois carried out electro-compulsive therapy (ECT) on a patient without obtaining proper consent, constituting a breach o(...)

Natasha Perie’s father Peter holds a photograph of his daughter.

The family of a brain-dead pregnant mother-of-two who was kept on life support for almost four weeks due to concerns about the Eighth Amendment has re(...)

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