Robert Watt: ‘The cost-benefit analysis of significant investment in rail, and I’ll get shot for saying this, is challenging.’ Photograph: Jenny Barker

One of the State’s most senior civil servants has promised a “new approach” to spending on major capital projects in the wake of the children’s hospit(...)

 The remains of Vincent  Parsons leave the Church of the Transfiguration following his funeral Mass in Bawnogue, Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Collins

A father-of-two young children died as a result of a “senseless act of savagery” and his family has been left in “freefall” as a result, mourners at h(...)

Some 475 inmates are   at large from Irish prisons. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Some 475 inmates are currently at large from prisons around the country, authorities have confirmed. While the majority are deemed “technical breache(...)

Chairman of the Mental Health Commission John Saunders. A report by the commission on five centres in counties Clare, Sligo, Tipperary, Cork and Dublin says eight incidents of “critical risk” to patient welfare were detected in addition to 27 “high risk” failings. FIle photograph: Alan Betson

Children were sharing bathrooms with adult patients in an acute psychiatric unit while 20 patients shared one bath and one shower in another facility,(...)

Karen McEvoy (24), from Tallaght, who died in Naas General Hospital of suspected sepsis on Christmas day 2018, one week after giving birth in the Coombe hospital.

Three separate investigations are now under way into the death of Karen McEvoy (24), a mother of three suspected of dying of sepsis a week after givin(...)

Karen McEvoy and partner Barry Kelly.

A young mother who died on Christmas Day, a week after giving birth, had sepsis, preliminary postmortem results indicate. Karen McEvoy (24), original(...)

Tallaght Hospital is among the facilities that will be give extra funding to provide additional diagnostic services for patients.

Hospitals are to be given about €1 million to secure additional capacity to provide diagnostic services for patients – including from the private sec(...)

Pupils from Mount Seskin Community College, who were involved in a musical project with their grandparents. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

It was the look of wonder on the face of his children’s great-grandmother that first gave hospital consultant Rónán Collins the idea to use music and (...)

UHG’s centre of excellence treats cancer patients right along the Atlantic seaboard from Donegal to north Clare. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Eleanor McGowan adopts an easy attitude to her cancer diagnosis, but knows a look of near panic when she sees one. “It’s when a machine breaks down, (...)

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a 30-year-old female cyclist suffered serious injuries in a collision on Friday. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a 30-year-old female cyclist suffered serious injuries in a collision on Friday. The woman was brought to Ta(...)

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