Recruitment company Indeed this week sent more than 1,000 Irish-based staff home over concerns that an employee might have contracted the virus. They returned after a few days when the staff member got the all-clear. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

And so an eerie calm prevails. Battle has been joined in faraway places, and the devastation has been immense. But for now Ireland, while conscious of(...)

Gardaí at the scene of the shooting at an industrial estate on Killeek Lane, Co Dublin, in which two men were critically injured. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Two men arrested in relation to a shooting incident in north Dublin on Friday have been released without charge. Two men were critically injured in t(...)

Gardaí at the scene of the shooting at an industrial estate on Killeen Lane in the St Margaret’s area Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Two men wounded in Dublin’s latest gangland attack remain seriously ill in hospital having been shot several times in what gardai believe was a well-p(...)

Patricia O Connor’s body was dismembered into 15 separate parts

A brother and sister have described finding a human torso in the Wicklow mountains while having a picnic, with one of them describing the body part as(...)

Gardaí at the Rathfarnham  home of Patricia O’Connor whose dismembered body was found  in the Wicklow Mountains. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

A Dublin man has pleaded not guilty to murdering a 61-year-old grandmother whose dismembered remains were found scattered across the Wicklow mountains(...)

File photograph: Frank Miller

A man has been hospitalised after being shot in the Kilbarrack area of north Dublin on Sunday night. Gardaí were alerted to a shooting at about 9.30p(...)

Branches of the Irish Coast Guard were alerted to the man’s difficulty at Lahinch. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

A man in his early 40s from Co Clare has died after getting into difficulty swimming on Sunday morning off Lahinch beach. Emergency services received(...)

Six specimens of the deadly poisonous  Amanita virosa  mushroom.

Two people suffered life-threatening health problems as a result of eating wild mushrooms last year, according to a new report. One of them, a man, r(...)

About 7,000 Irish people suffer a stroke every year, and an estimated 30,000 people are living with post-stroke disability

At least 120 dedicated beds are needed for stroke patients in the health service over the next five years if the needs of an ageing population are to (...)

Private rooms, though quiet and, well, private may not always be the best choice for ill people.

Having a private room while in hospital is held up as something to be aspired to, a must-have for those who can afford it. But while the motivation be(...)

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