Alice O’Sullivan, mother of the late Leah Troy, arriving at  Cork City Coroner’s for the inquest into her daughter’s death.

A 13-month-old accidentally strangled to death after becoming entangled in a window blind cord at her family home in Cork, an inquest has heard. Leah(...)

The GAA made  helmet wearing in hurling mandatory in 2010, leading to a significant reduction in injuries treated by hospital emergency departments. Photograph: Billy Stickland/©INPHO

Hurlers have been warned against modifying their helmets after a club player had his hand pierced by a metal bar from an opponent’s helmet. The 24-ye(...)