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St James’s Hospital said there was an “inherent and unavoidable error rate” in diagnostic specialities where the there is an interpretation of images. File photograph: Getty Images

St James’s Hospital has said a full review of the work of a pathologist who misdiagnosed an aggressive form of breast cancer is “not warranted”. The(...)

Claire Byrne pictured leaving the Four Courts  after giving evidence in a High Court action taken by Nicky Kehoe. Photograph: Collins Courts

RTÉ broadcaster Claire Byrne has told the High Court she stands by her judgment call to allow a Sinn Féin representative defend a man named in a live (...)

 RTÉ director-general Dee Forbes said the broadcaster’s new strategy will ensure it will  ‘continue to play a central role at the heart of national life’.

RTÉ is to become a digital-first service in a bid to attract a younger audience, according to a five-year strategy published on Tuesday. The strategy(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, pictured when he was minister for health in December 2015, at the announcement of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill has been doing the legislative rounds for some time now and the debate hasn’t quite reached closing time. Certainly, (...)

Dolores O’Riordan with The Cranberries at the Troubadour,  Los Angeles on July 15th, 1993. Photograph:  Donna Santisi/Redferns

How do pop music and its media handle sudden sorrows? When Dolores O’Riordan died unexpectedly last month, at the age of 46, it felt like the life of (...)

Teachers say a lack of extra staff threatens to jeopardise the changes aimed at reflecting a decrease in religious belief and practice among students. File photograph: iStock

No additional resources will be given to State secondary schools so that students who opt out of religion can study something else. Teachers and scho(...)

When Dermot Bannon reveals his plan to resistant Daniel and insistent  Majella O’Donnell, nobody seems pleased

From the stage during a live concert, Daniel O’Donnell corrects a rumour that has accompanied his appearance on the new series of property makeover sh(...)

Regina Doherty said there was a responsibility to inform people as to how the proposal to allow for terminations on request up to 12 weeks of pregnancy was arrived at. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The draft heads of the Bill to provide for a referendum on abortion, which are to be considered by the Cabinet tomorrow, will ask voters if they wish (...)

Dermot Bannon gets to grips with Daniel and Majella O’Donnell in Room to Improve.

Room to Improve Sunday, RTE One, 9.30pm Celebrity architect Dermot Bannon has had to deal with some tough customers, but he faces his biggest challeng(...)

Isabel Hayes with her baby when he was then 13-months-old

There’s a photo on my noticeboard that gives me a pang whenever I see it. It’s an ordinary photo of an ordinary moment, in which I’m standing in my ki(...)

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