The Puck Fair is one of hundreds of festivals that could be under threat if the Civil Defence fails to renew its licence.

Dozens of festivals that were under threat this summer due to a legal issue involving the Civil Defence are set to go ahead. The Civil Defence provid(...)

Food producers at the annual Dingle Food Festival, which could be affected by the Civil Defence issue. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Talks will take place next between Department of Defence officials and the regulator for emergency medical services to head off a threat to Civil Defe(...)

The Medical Protection website notes that 'soundalike and lookalike drug pairs . . . have been involved in errors and near misses in Irish hospitals'.

According to James Joyce “a man’s errors are his portals of discovery”, and in medicine, health professionals are faced with more “portals of discover(...)

Daithí Ó Cearbhalláin  at work with the Irish Coast Guard, Shannon, Co Clare. Photograph:  Brian Arthur/ Press 22

I spent 21 years of my life in the Air Corps, mainly on search and rescue with the Alouette helicopter and then moving to the Dauphin, which was equip(...)

Almost half of the paramedics checked out in one Health Service Executive ambulance service region had no Garda clearance, according to unpublished inspection reports dating from 2011 and 2012.

Almost half of the paramedics checked out in one Health Service Executive ambulance service region had no Garda clearance, acc(...)

An ambulance arrives bringing a patient to medical staff working in a hospital’s accident and emergency department. Photograph: Alan Betson

A motion of no confidence in the National Ambulance Service management has been unanimously passed at a meeting of paramedics (...)