Sinead Delaney of Phoenix swimming club celebrates after winning the 100th Liffey Swim women’s race,. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A 15-year-old boy and a 38-year-old garda, both from Co Meath, were the winners of this year’s Liffey Swim. Teenager Mark Hanley, who is a membe(...)

Brian O’Driscoll, during his 140th International Test game  against Italy at the Aviva Stadium in 2014. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

An Irish doctor has said the former Ireland rugby captain Brian O’Driscoll’s revelations about taking prescription medicines before playing matches sh(...)

Dr Mary Rogan agrees that Fempi cuts had affected many GPs, and two doctors who had retired near her in Headford, Co Galway, had not been replaced. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

West coast general practitioners like Dr Mary Rogan and Dr Jerry Cowley know how deserving carers are of any sort of support, but they are worried abo(...)

Hospital consultants consider the reallocation of funds from hospital to general practice as a key development in addressing the problems in the health system. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The health service requires an additional half a billion euro a year of transitional funding over 10 years to move to a properly functioning primary c(...)

O’Dwyers Bar and Grill pub closed its kitchen and food facilities due to an ‘unforeseen health scare’. Image: Google Street view

More than 50 people, including four children, have been affected by a salmonella outbreak after eating food prepared in a pub in Portmarnock in north (...)

A new socioeconomic term, “the precariat”, was being used for workers affected by the current precarious nature of employment, and this was having further impacts on mental health. File photograph: Getty Images

“Extreme measures” taken by the Government during the recession contributed to a rise in suicides among vulnerable people, a conference has heard. Re(...)

Law enforcement officers investigate the home of a suspect Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 in Redlands, California after a mass shooting at the Inland Regional Center. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/AFP/Getty Images

On Wednesday morning, Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, left their 6-month-old daughter with Farook’s mother, telling her they were dip(...)

FBI and police investigators examine evidence at the scene of the investigation around the area of the SUV vehicle where two suspects were shot by police following a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California December 3rd, 2015. Photograph:  Mike Blake/Reuters

Investigators are searching for the motives behind why a husband and wife allegedly opened fire with military-style weapons, killing 14 people and wou(...)

One-quarter of Tallaght residents are dissatisfied with the care provided by their local hospital, according to the findings of a new study. Photograph: The Irish Times

One-quarter of Tallaght residents are dissatisfied with the care provided by their local hospital, a new study shows. Waiting times and the speed of c(...)

The Government should consider introducing a “no jab, no pay” policy on vaccinations similar to that planned in Australia, according to the Irish Pati(...)

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