Donal Murray

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A consultant cardiologist said the elderly man is bed-blocking through no fault of his own. Photograph: Getty

A 92-year-old man has spent more than 70 days at Sligo University Hospital despite being medically fit to be discharged for at least 60 days, it has e(...)

Consultant cardiologist Dr Donal Murray: Large amounts of health spending are wasted on “committees and talking shops designed to avoid any serious and rational decision-making”.

Vast amounts of health spending are wasted on “committees and talking shops designed to avoid any serious and rational decision-making”, a veteran con(...)

Sr Lucyna Wisniowska at the World Meeting of Families festival in the RDS.

Maria O’Sullivan was one of the younger faces among the crowd on the opening day of the World Meeting of Families at the RDS on Wednesday. Ms O’Sull(...)

Prof Gerry Whyte from TCD. Photograph: Alan Betson

Repealing the Eighth Amendment will not take the Republic back to the constitutional position on abortion that existed prior to its enactment in 1983,(...)

Anti-divorce campaigner Úna Bean Mhic Mhathúna. Photograph: Frank Miller

Marriage as a life-long union would become “legally obsolete” if divorce was introduced, the Catholic bishops told taoiseach Garret FitzGerald two we(...)

Despite civil marriages carried out in the south only being recognised as civil partnerships in the North, gay and lesbian couples are choosing to tie the knot over the Border anyway. Photograph: Getty Images

The North is now the only region in the UK and Ireland not to extend civil marriage rights to same sex couples so many are now choosing to cross the B(...)

The culture of child protection is not evenly embedded across the Catholic Church and remains a cause for concern, Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Marti(...)

Several of Ireland’s Catholic bishops may be subject to investigation by the new Vatican tribunal announced this week by Pope Francis (above). The tribunal will hold bishops to account where it is claimed they failed to protect children from sexual abuse by priests. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images

At least 12 of Ireland’s Catholic bishops may be subject to investigation by the new Vatican tribunal announced this week by Pope Francis. The tribun(...)