Some students in Tuesday’s Leaving Cert exam complained about the audio quality in the Spanish exam.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Students have criticised the audio quality of the Leaving Cert Spanish exam as “mumbled” , “echoey” and “difficult to hear”. The criticism comes just(...)

 Connor Green, consultant paediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Temple St Children’s Hospital,   carried out the first Irish hip joint transplant using a donor femoral head bone. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A 12-year-old boy has become the first person in Ireland to undergo a new transplant procedure to replace a damaged hip joint using a donor femoral he(...)

Professor Gerry Boyle, director Teagasc; Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed; Ciara McDonnell and Declan Troy, Teagasc.

Given the importance of the meat industry to Ireland, it’s hardly surprising that the upcoming International Congress of Meat Science and Technology ((...)

Aibha Conroy from Gowla, Cashel in Connemara, Co Galway died at Temple Street Children’s Hospital on December 14th, 2011. Photograph: Conroy family

A six-year-old girl developed severe brain damage within hours of being admitted to the emergency department at Galway University Hospital (GUH) su(...)

Shauna Keyes: Arriving at the inquest in Portlaoise into the death of her baby Joshua, who was  delivered by Caesarean section. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

A coroner has recommended the drawing-up of guidelines for maternity units to govern the use of drugs used to speed up difficult deliveries.Co Laois c(...)