Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health Simon Harris: Mr Harris says studies show severely injured patients are 15-25 per cent less likely to die if admitted to a major trauma centre. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Minister for Health Simon Harris is facing objections within Cabinet over plans to rationalise the provision of trauma care services in hospitals acro(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar “[It’s important] that we give the family and the doctors, who are facing enormous dilemmas now all the support that we can and we try to be as compassionate as we can and not overly certain.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

The courts may have to decide in the next few weeks on whether doctors are to be allowed to switch off life support for a pregnant woman carrying a 16(...)