Paul Higgins and son Zac. Photograph: Facebook

The mother of a boy (2) seriously injured in a hit-and-run in Cork earlier this week has spoken of how she feared her son had been killed when she saw(...)

Gardaí are currently searching for a prisoner who escaped while being escorted to a Dublin hospital on Wednesday morning. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Gardaí were on Wednesday night searching for a prisoner who escaped while being escorted to a Dublin hospital. Michael Power, who is in his 20s, was (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris  described as ‘extraordinarily concerning and disturbing’ the thought that ‘anyone’s patient details could be leaked’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Minister for Health Simon Harris has ordered the Health Service Executive to investigate an alleged breach of patient information in relation to a wom(...)

A 33-year-old man required medical treatment at a Dublin hospital after repeatedly injecting himself with his own semen in an unusual attempt to treat his longstanding lower-back pain. Image:iStock.

A 33-year-old man required medical treatment at a Dublin hospital after repeatedly injecting himself with his own semen in an unusual attempt to treat(...)

Some of the family of the late Bridget Tallis outside the Four Courts on Thursday. Ms Tallis  died of a heart attack at St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny in 2015. Photograph: Collins Courts

St Luke’s General Hospital, Kilkenny has apologised at the High Court to the family of a 68-year-old woman who died of a heart attack two days after s(...)

James enters the dining hall at Barretstown: “It was like getting our boy back. He was so happy and energised with all the activities he had done.”

This month was International Children’s Cancer Awareness Month, but few of us would be aware just how brutal an experience childhood cancer can be. Ap(...)

An ‘essential worker pass’ will be required for those travelling past Garda cordons during Saturday and Sunday

The Office of Public Works (OPW) has defended its decision to include the symbol of a cross on the pass needed by workers entering controlled zones in(...)

A sense of being loved in the community she grew up in brought artist Ger Kennedy back to her native Tramore after years abroad. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

In 1960s Ireland, the telephone was an elusive luxury, so to get the update on her gravely ill baby daughter, Kathleen Kennedy had to go to the top of(...)

Steve Bradbury in his art studio. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“I’ve been pinching myself every day since last Christmas,” says Steve Bradbury, who gave up a career in corporate restructuring last year to concentr(...)

Tian Yu Lloyd at Holles Street hospital. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A Chinese woman who miscarried in a Dublin hospital. A Polish man whose former girlfriend aborted their child without telling him. A Brazilian woman w(...)

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