A message posted on the Marymount Hospice online memorial Christmas Tree.

A charity providing hospice support to 3,000 families a year is launching an online memorial Christmas Tree in an attempt to raise €3 million to suppo(...)

In 1988, a patient began seeing Dr John Griffin (above), then a consultant psychiatrist at St Patrick’s Hospital in Dublin.   By 2012, the patient had informed the medical director of St Patrick’s, Prof Jim Lucey, of his dissatisfaction with the care he was receiving.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The patient in the St Patrick’s Mental Health Services case was seven or eight when he was sexually abused by an elderly cleric in his home town. The(...)

An estimated 400 people attended a public meeting last week to oppose the downgrading of day care services at St Patrick’s Hospital in Carrick-on-Shannon. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

Family doctors in Co Leitrim have accused the HSE of targeting defenceless elderly people following a decision to downgrade day care services at a l(...)

A performance by comedian Tommy Tiernan; the First Fortnight mental health festival; and Leinster v Ulster are among the events taking place in Dublin this weekend.
What’s on this weekend?

A guide to what’s on around the country this weekend: First Fortnight An ideal tonic to the new year blues, the First Fortnight creative ar(...)