The Garda, fire services and medical professionals warn annually about the risk of serious injuries from the use fireworks around Halloween. File photograph: iStock

Two teenagers have been treated in hospital after suffering serious injuries when a firework exploded in their hands on Faussagh Avenue, Cabra, on Fri(...)

Flowers at the scene where a seven-year-old boy died after being struck by a road sweeper’s truck at St Joseph’s Way, Ballymun, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The seven-year-old boy who died on Sunday afternoon after being struck by a road sweeper’s truck in north Dublin has been named as Devin Crosby Shephe(...)

Garda collision investigators are at the scene on St Joseph’s Road. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A seven-year-old boy has died after being struck by a truck in Ballymun in north Dublin. The incident took place at on St Joseph’s Way shortly after(...)

Four hospitals have breached HSE guidelines around controlling the spread of the CPE superbug, health inspectors have found. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Four hospitals have breached Health Service Executive (HSE) guidelines around controlling the spread of the CPE superbug, health inspectors have found(...)

Concerns have been raised about the overuse of X-rays. Photograph: iStock

On November 8th, 1895, Wilhelm Röntgen (1845-1923) discovered an unusual type of radiation. He called it “X-ray”, grasped its significance and news s(...)

Inspection of the 50-bed acute adult mental health unit at University Hospital Galway  took place last November.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The Mental Health Commission has raised concerns about aspects of the use of physical restraints at a mental health unit in Galway. The concerns foll(...)

There were 414 people on trolleys in emergency departments or on wards awaiting admission to a hospital bed on Tuesday, a figure nurses decsribed as “(...)

Tony O Brien, HSE director general: will receive fees totalling $65,000 (€54,000) a year from his work for San Diego-based Evofem Biosciences, a female contraceptive manufacturer. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

HSE director general Tony O’Brien is in line to receive substantial fees and share options this year from his role on the board of a publicly quoted (...)

Aimée Madden of CliniShift: “I knew the idea worked from my experience at Whitfield where I reduced our spend on agency staff to zero.”

As the former chief executive of the Whitfield Clinic, a private hospital in Waterford, Aimée Madden was only too familiar with the staffing problems (...)

Eddie Staunton was receiving first aid when a man shot him a number of times.

A hit-and-run victim was receiving first aid on a Dublin street when he was shot, it has emerged. Eddie Staunton was cycling along James Joyce Street(...)

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