Leo Quinlan (left) whose father Pat was the commanding officer at the Battle of Jadotville pictured with veteran Charles Cooley. File photograph : Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

An independent review group will report in mid-June on the awarding of military medals for gallantry and distinguished service to Defence Forces perso(...)

Public mental health services ‘reflect the attitude of a bygone era’, Dáil is told

A public patient with an eating disorder and who suffered trauma was told by medical personnel to “take a walk and meditate” rather than receive the t(...)

Fine Gael TD Michael Creed said it was ‘entirely unacceptable’  that the most senior official in the Department of Health  contacted RTÉ about the programme. File photograph: Tom Honan

A former government minister has accused secretary general of the Department of Health Robert Watt of a “gross abuse of position” in attempting to “ga(...)

Tuam mother and baby home in Co Galway. File photograph: Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman has formally confirmed the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes will be wound up at the end o(...)

The Taoiseach agreed that “in the leaflets that were issued to the survivors there is no reference to the destruction of tapes at all”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes has said it is unable to retrieve the recordings of survivors’ testimony that it destroyed,(...)

In the Dáil on Wednesday, and on radio, Galway West TD Catherine Connolly said there is nothing in writing to show that people were told the tapes would be destroyed.  Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan for The Irish Times

“I’ll take this to the grave with me,” the man said. He was determined to do this, he said, referring to his own children, so as “not to shatter their(...)

Labour TD Duncan Smith:  ‘I’m not going to be lectured on understanding workers.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The act is down to a fine art and people are well used to it by now. It’s easy to anticipate the lines. Nobody really reacts anymore. “Usually, what(...)

A file image of Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly who has been accused by the Opposition ‘over promising’ when it comes to the vaccine rollout. Photograph: Julien Behal

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has signalled that the target to have 700,000 people vaccinated against Covid-19 by the end of March is unlikely (...)

Framed baby dolls at a shrine in Tuam, Co Galway. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

The role of Galway County Council and Catholic bishops in Galway and Tuam in the operation of the mother and baby home in Tuam was “shocking”, accordi(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly clashing with the Leas Cheann Comhairle Catherine Connolly in the Dáil last week

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has apologised for the way he addressed Leas Cheann Comhairle Catherine Connolly in the Dáil last week. Mr Donne(...)

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