Aimee Brennan had the operation at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin when she was six years old. She now has paraplegia and has to use a wheelchair.

A 12-year-old girl paralysed from the chest down allegedly after an operation for curvature of her spine has settled her High Court action for €9.4mil(...)

Tara Dalton, with her children Daniel (12) and Ella Rose, (9) at home in Monkstown; her husband Des Vallely, suffered serious brain injury in a cycling accident in January.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Last New Year’s Eve, when midnight struck to welcome in 2020, Tara Dalton kissed her husband Des Vallely and said “it can’t be any worse than last yea(...)

 Michael Keogh from Mallow, Co Cork a patient at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O Brien/The Irish Times

First proposed in 1970s, the hospital’s new facilities opened in June but when the whole project is complete it will still not have enough beds to (...)

Tony Holohan: his relationship with Varadkar is ‘very good’

So utterly has coronavirus infected our lives it makes perfect sense that Tony Holohon should receive star billing ahead of Bruce Springsteen on the L(...)

Martina, Seán and their son Jack before going to Anfield for the first time since the attack

Seán, back in his family home, is not defined by what he can’t do but by who he is It is exactly 18 months since I was last standing here, on th(...)

Man claimed he was painting a Velux window in a property in Newcastle, Co Wicklow, four years ago when a frame ladder snapped in two and he fell onto the concrete below, fracturing his skull. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A painter who suffered a traumatic brain injury after falling 16 feet (5m) to the ground from a ladder has settled his High Court action for €3 millio(...)

Construction has stopped on the national children’s hospital in Dublin due to  coronavirus restrictions. Photograph: Alan Betson

Building contractors could end up in complex disputes with clients following the suspension of most construction across the State as a result of Covid(...)

Work on big projects including the National Children’s Hospital stalled across the Republic last week, hitting up to 30,000 jobs. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Construction collapsed at record speed to its lowest level in 11 years as Covid-19 restrictions halted building across the Republic last month, the la(...)

Maurice Kavanagh in Portugal in 2019: ‘I really worked at making myself have a good outlook’.

Since he was a child, Maurice Kavanagh has endured illness after illness. However, not only has he survived to tell the tale, he remains resolutely po(...)

BAM Ireland has stopped construction on the National Children’s Hospital in Dublin.

Builders have halted work on major road and other projects after the Government stepped up Covid-19 restrictions at the weekend. Taoiseach Leo Varadk(...)

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