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Children having lunch at school in Finland. Every child is entitled to a hot meal every day. Photograph:  Fishman Ullstein/Getty

No Child 2020 is a new initiative by The Irish Times, providing a sustained focus on child welfare and children’s issues over the coming year. We expl(...)

“The health service does not have enough beds to support our population,” INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha says. File photograph: Alan Betson

Last year was the worst ever on record for overcrowding in the country’s public hospitals, nurses have said. More than 108,200 patients deemed to req(...)

Gardaí in Granard, Co Longford, are investigating the death of a pedestrian at Cleenrath, Aughnacliffe.

Two pedestrians have been killed on Irish roads in the past 24 hours. A 62-year-old male pedestrian was killed after he was struck by a car in Co Lo(...)

George Ryan with his daughter Áine. “I may have lost my short-term memory, Áine, but I haven’t lost my powers of reasoning.” It is a regular mantra he uses.

I know now it was Daddy up to divilment, but when I was small I once thought that poor Santa Claus had lost some of his beard on the fireguard in our (...)

Gardaí have issued an appeal for information after a man in his 20s was taken to hospital with head injuries following a serious assault in Co Offaly.(...)

Gardaí were first alerted to the attack when a woman noticed a distressed man on the upstairs window ledge of a house e in Letterkenny.

A man who bit the top of his friend’s ears off in Co Donegal has been jailed for four years. Anthony Dempsey attacked John Kelly on November 5th last(...)

Tallaght Hospital is among the facilities that will be give extra funding to provide additional diagnostic services for patients.

Hospitals are to be given about €1 million to secure additional capacity to provide diagnostic services for patients – including from the private sec(...)

The HSE will spend €30 million on extra beds, and set up ‘winter-ready’ clinics for older persons and those with chronic diseases

The Health Service Executive has said that it “absolutely expects” that the number of people who will spend time on trolleys in hospitals this winter (...)

The INMO, which has been counting the number of admitted patients without a bed since 2004. Photograph: iStock

Hospital overcrowding in November was the worst on record, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. The union said 9,679 patients we(...)

The inquiries were ordered last year, by  then minister for justice Frances Fitzgerald, to consider allegations of Garda failings or misconduct in the investigations of the two men. Photograph: Frank Miller

Investigating judges have criticised the Garda Síochána’s response to a Dublin man’s drowning in 2008 and its lack of communication with a family of a(...)

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