An inquiry by the fitness-to-practise committee earlier this year found the doctor guilty of professional misconduct and poor professional performance. File photograph: Thinkstock

A doctor has been suspended from the medical register for six months for professional misconduct following a finding he told a patient he wanted to ki(...)

From 2011 through 2015, 114 jump-racing jockeys and 100 flat-racing jockeys held professional racing licences in Ireland. For each year, on average, jump-racing saw 849 falls in 17,110 rides with 173 injuries

Our centuries-long interactions with horses include their use as agricultural and commercial aides, and companions for sport, leisure and – as Riding (...)

The Midland Regional Hospital was ‘not fully aligned’ to the current hospital group governance structure.

Two hospitals have been found to be in breach of the HSE’s guidelines on the screening of patients for a superbug that was described by health officia(...)

Roisin and Mark Molloy who were told their  baby boy was stillborn but later found out he had been born alive and died about 22 minutes after unsuccessful attempts to resuscitate him. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

A doctor accused of wrongdoing over the death of a baby in Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, has been cleared of five of seven allegations again(...)

Eight months before a woman was diagnosed with cervical cancer at Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar, a scan showed abnormality in her cervix, a Medical Council  committee has been told. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Eight months before an 80-year-old woman was diagnosed with cervical cancer at Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar, a scan showed abnormality in her (...)

Ballinalee Co Longford. A man in his 80s has died after a fire in a house in the area. Photograph: Google Maps

Gardaí are investigating a fire at a house in Co Longford in which a man in his 80s died. They were called to the scene of the fire in Ballinalee sho(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Seán Fleming topped the poll in Laois with one of the country’s largest quotas while re-elected Fine Gael TD Charlie Flanagan described (...)

The HIQA report into the death of Savita Halappanavar recommended the development of a National Maternity Strategy. It took the deaths of Sally Rowlet(...)

Shauna Keyes: ‘I am really quite hopeful for the future of the HSE and indeed, the maternity services.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

In 2013, the then minister for health, James Reilly, along with the minister for justice, Alan Shatter, developed the national open disclosure policy,(...)

Aside from alleviating the number of patients on trolleys, the INMO is also seeking assurances over staffing arrangements following repeated calls to intensify the recruitment of nurses for emergency departments

Nursing union chiefs and representatives from the HSE were locked in discussions late last night in a bid to avert a proposed strike by emergency depa(...)

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