It is ‘not just the HSE’ that needs to act to combat the spread of the bug. Photograph: iStock

The head of the HSE’s task force combatting superbugs has the health service is facing a race against time to deal with the the potentially fatal and (...)

Tallaght Hospital. Consultant Dr James Gray said there was “a nursing crisis” in the emergency department

A consultant at Dublin’s Tallaght Hospital has written to management stating that “it remains dangerous and unsafe” in the hospital’s emergency depart(...)

A drink-driver (21) involved in a crash that seriously injured a passenger has been jailed

A drink-driver (21) involved in a crash that seriously injured one of his passengers had to receive a custodial sentence for dangerous driving as he h(...)

 Ruby Walsh:  He will miss at least four months of action, and his whole winter will be built around getting back in time for Cheltenham. Photograph:   Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

If you ever want to acquaint yourself with the worst people, have a scroll through Twitter whenever a horse ridden by Ruby Walsh has a fall. Even as(...)

Luke  O’Reilly, from Kiltipper, was discovered on the Old Blessington Road with serious head injuries

An apprentice carpenter has been granted bail after being charged over a fatal one-punch assault in Tallaght, Dublin. Jack Hall Ellis allegedly attac(...)

Derek Brockwell who escaped custody on February 17th, 2015 and was recaptured. Photograph: Irish Prison Service /PA

A Co Meath man has pleaded guilty to helping armed robber Derek Brockwell escape from Portlaoise Prison two years ago. Alan Donohue (34), St Oliver’s(...)

 A 20-year-old man was arrested in Tallaght on Monday afternoon as part of the murder investigation. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

Gardaí have launched a murder investigation following the death of a young man who was found with serious head injuries two weeks ago. The 20 year ol(...)

Chief medical officer Tony Holohan, Dr Kathleen MacLellan, director of the National Patient Safety Office, Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed, Minister for Health Simon Harris and chief veterinary officer Martin Blake at the launch of Ireland’ s National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government has announced an emergency public health response to deal with the potentially fatal and antibiotic-resistant superbug known as CPE/CRE(...)

Catherine Fowler with her father, Tim Fleming. She has campaigned for greater openness about medical mistakes after her father died from an aortic dissection which was misdiagnosed

In the space of a week in early 2015, Catherine Fowler’s life was turned upside-down when her father and her aunt both suffered the same rare cardiova(...)

Beaumont Hospital in Dublin. A man is in a serious condition in the hospital after falling from a teleporter. File photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

A man is in a serious condition after falling from a teleporter at a house in Co Offaly. An 11-year-old boy was also injured in the incident, but hi(...)

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