The scene at Claddaghduff after the caravan in which   Elvira Ferrari was staying was  blown into the sea by Storm Ali. Photograph: Paul Mealey

A 58-year old nurse from Switzerland died when the caravan she was staying in toppled over a cliff onto a beach in Connemara during Storm Ali last yea(...)

Karen McEvoy and her partner Barry Kelly

Media coverage of the forthcoming inquest into the death of a young mother, a week after giving birth, would be “extremely important” for all women ac(...)

Angela McCloskey, with family and solicitor, holds a picture of her son John Paul at his inquest in Galway

The mother of a 26-year-old who died after what a coroner described as a hospital “systems failure” has said she was appalled by the way her son was t(...)

Prof Aongus Curran’s widow described her husband (above) as a wonderful father and husband who “adored life ... he lived life to the full” and loved nothing more than being out on the lake

A verdict of drowning by misadventure has been returned at an inquest into the death of leading Dublin cancer surgeon Prof Aongus Curran. The inquest(...)

 University Hospital Galway. File Photograph: Eric Luke

An investigation has been ordered into the death of a woman whose body may have lain undiscovered for up to 10 hours in a Galway hospital toilet. The(...)

Heimlich manoeuvre: abdominal thrusts are highly effective and easy to learn. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Michael Healy-Rae’s recent brush with death shows how a simple, easily learned medical intervention can save a life. The Kerry TD joins Ronald Reaga(...)

HSE West has approved the appointment of a permanent nurse to the Co Mayo island of Inishturk, which had no basic medical cover from September 2014. File photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Two islands have been given permanent nursing cover after long campaigns to have the posts filled. HSE West has approved the appointment of a permanen(...)

Six coroners working part time each earned more than €100,000 in State retainers and fees last year, new figures show.The figures, released by the D(...)

Gardaí at  Kenny’s Bar in Oughterard following the murder of publican John Kenny in 2011. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Gardaí believe that two men who are facing trial in connection with the killing of a Co Galway publican have fled the State.Bench warrants were issued(...)

Savita Halappanavar: died of   septicemia egnant a after being found to be miscarrying

The report of the review group appointed by the Health Service Executive to investigate the death of Savita Halappanavar is expected to be published i(...)

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