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Over €70m, including €26m from additional funding, is to be provided for the Fair Deal nursing home scheme. File photograph: Getty

The Health Service Executive has been given another €50 million to fund services for older people, disability and hospices but says it will still face(...)

The plant at Clonshaugh east of Dublin Airport, will be the second-largest sewage works in the State after the Ringsend plant in Dublin 4

A €500 million regional sewage treatment plant to process the waste of 500,000 people across the greater Dublin area, has been granted permission by A(...)

The scene near Dún Laoghaire Baths where Stephanie Ng was viciously assaulted. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The iPhone app was supposed to offer some level of reassurance – it would show the location of the 15-year-old boy as he moved around Dún Laoghaire an(...)

The Mental Health Commission recommends 48 rehabilitative teams, but the State has only 23. File photograph: iStock

The lack of long-term rehabilitative services means that adults with acute mental health issues “are falling through the gaps” and not receiving the s(...)

Inspectors also found “little improvement” in the Central Mental Hospital’s compliance with regulations since 2017 - dropping from 79 per cent compliance last year to 69 per cent this year. File Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

A female patient in the Central Mental Hospital was having to sleep in an interview room because of a lack of bedrooms, inspectors have revealed. In (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health Simon Harris at the launch of the HSE capital plan at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in  Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The long overdue publication of the Health Service Executive (HSE) €2.1 billion capital plan until the end of 2021 is welcome but it begs many questio(...)

File photo. Photograph: Alan Betson

Why are hospital consultants considering strike action in the autumn Senior medical specialists represented by the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) ar(...)

 Nancy Dempsey (93) on Portrane beach, north Dublin,  with the four artists chosen for a  public art project: from left, Joanna Hopkins, Fiona McDonald, Mary Conroy and  Mark Clare. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

At 93-years-of age, Nancy Dempsey can remember Portrane beach in north Dublin when it was straddled by a long wooden boardwalk and when children playe(...)

Three of the five waters classified as being poor are in the Dublin  region: Merrion strand, Sandymount strand (above) and Portrane beach.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Ireland’s bathing waters are continuing to improve in quality with the vast majority of EU-designated beaches of excellent or good quality, according (...)

An investigation was carried out after a serving prison officer alleged  conversations between inmates and solicitors had been monitored. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A report into alleged covert surveillance in the prison service is being considered by Attorney General. Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said (...)

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