‘It spreads like nobody’s business,’ said Anthony Staines, professor of health systems at DCU of the Omicron variant and the pressure it has put  on the health service.

More patients and staff contracted Covid-19 in hospitals in the first four months of the year than during the whole of last year, new figures from the(...)

The alarm was raised  around 11.40pm and when gardaí and paramedics arrived they found the victim unconscious and having sustained head injuries. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

A man has been hospitalised after being subjected to a serious assault in Tallaght, west Dublin. The victim, who is in his 40s, sustained serious head(...)

A girl aged 17 has died after  single-car collision  at 9.15pm last Sunday at Meenformal, Glen, Carraig Airt, Co Donegal (general view above). Photograph: Google Street View

A 17-year-old girl who was seriously injured in a vehicle collision in Donegal last week has died. The single-car collision occurred at 9.15pm on Sun(...)

A potential further association between smoking and ED  has not been previously discussed, studied, or acknowledged by the tobacco industry. Photograph: iStock

The cause-and-effect relationships between smoking and conditions such as lung cancer and heart disease are established. But what about smoking and ma(...)

Jim Kenny died instantly following the collision. File photograph: PA

A man killed in a two-car collision on a remote Donegal road has been described as “a down to earth fella who always had a smile on his face”. Jim Ke(...)

New York: For some, the craic is non-stop; for others, it’s a lonely place. Photograph: iStock

Elaine Devenney (43), Donegal I moved to New York in 2006 and fell in love with the place. I was a nanny for a wonderful family, then, at weekends, I(...)

In the shadow of Ben Bulben... Locals acknowledge that the events of recent days have been traumatic for the people of Sligo. Photograph: Brian Lynch

“Sligo is in a dark place but we will come out of it,”a leading local business man said yesterday as the town came to terms with another unexplained d(...)

A spokesman for the gardaí said the results of a postmortem would direct the course of the investigation.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A man has died following an assault in Sligo on Tuesday evening. The incident occurred sometime around 6pm on Tuesday at Rockwood Parade in Sligo tow(...)

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses after a man was injured in an assault in Sligo on Tuesday evening.  Photograph: Collins

A man is in critical condition in hospital following an assault in Sligo town on Tuesday evening. Gardaí have issued an appeal for witnesses after h(...)

An audit of hospital deaths focused on potential organ donations could offer crucial information about missed opportunities, according to experts in o(...)

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