Caring for the community: Louise Donohoe, Aoife Byrne and Aishling Byrne

2020 IS THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE NURSE AND MIDWIFE, AND THE PRESSURES ON THE PROFESSION HAVE NEVER BEEN GREATER When the World Health Organ(...)

Due to coronavirus, individuals who die from the virus are placed in sealed body bags. File photograph: Getty

A hospital in the Midlands released the incorrect remains to the family of a loved one who had died, the HSE has confirmed. The incident, which occur(...)

 Monika Nawrat’s funeral took place in Glasnevin Crematorium Chapel. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

About 30 people attended a funeral service in Dublin on Friday for a young mother who died last month, one week after attempting to take her own life (...)

Ann Lovett’s boyfriend: Ricky McDonnell. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Richard “Ricky” McDonnell is standing at the gate, staring at a house on Colmcille Terrace, Granard, Co Longford. There was a time, 34 years ago, when(...)

 Christine Doyle of Ballinalee, Co  Longford. Photograph:Collins Courts

The family of a woman who died 10 days after being discharged from hospital when she allegedly still had a post-operative infection, have settled thei(...)

Baby Stevie Cullivan who  died two days after birth at Mullingar hospital.

A baby boy died after he suffered a lack of oxygen to the brain shortly before birth, an inquest has heard. Baby Stevie Cullivan was born limp and u(...)

 Jade Maguire gave a  victim impact statement at the Central Criminal court where her father Danny Keena was given a  life sentence for murdering her  mother Brigid Maguire. Photograph: Collins Courts

A Co Westmeath man has been handed a life sentence for murdering the mother of his children, who’ve said they will never forgive him. Jade Maguire, w(...)

Flooding on the river Shannon just over a year ago. Seán Canney TD says a maintenance programme on the Shannon will get under way shortly.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

A community which was cut off by floods for several months last year is appealing for government intervention to ensure a protective barrier is erect(...)

Kevin and Una Kelly leaving the Coroner’s Court. Their son Kevin James  died six days after his birth in the Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Every medical case – and every tragic hospital incident – is different, but the death of baby Kevin Kelly is worryingly similar to many recent events (...)

An inquest has heard that due to the state of the woman’s brain when a postmortem was carried out, it was not of assistance. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A consultant neurologist has told an inquest at Mullingar courthouse that the woman at the centre of the case died as a result of a “huge” cyst in he(...)

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