File image of a drone. File photograph: Getty Images

The delivery of crucial medicine by drone from Galway to the Aran Islands has been hailed as a first which could be lifesaving in an emergency. The s(...)

Rhoda Twombly: ‘It is vital that the level of healthcare on the islands is not only maintained but, in cases where there have been reductions in the numbre there have been reductions in the number of nurses employed and the hours that they work, restored to previous levels.’

When Sarah Walsh prepares her bag for maternity hospital in a few days’ time, she won’t be as obsessed with weather forecasts as she was when approach(...)

An Irish Coast Guard Sikorsky from Shannon was deployed, and was en route to Inis Mór when it was diverted to Kerry. A second Irish Coast Guard helicopter was then sent from Waterford and flew the woman to hospital

The Health Service Executive (HSE) West has defended a decision to deploy two successive Irish Coast Guard helicopters to the Aran island of Inis Mó(...)

Dr Marion Broderick, general practitioner for the Aran Islands, was conferred yesterday with the Honorary Degree of Master of Health Sciences at NUI Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

By currach, lifeboat and helicopter, Aran island doctor Marion Broderick has saved as many lives at sea as on land over the past 32 years.The general (...)

The stabbing took place near the settlement of Cill Rónáin, on Inis Mór, which is a popular tourist destination. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The pilot who was seriously injured in a stabbing on the largest Aran island of Inis Mór earlier this week is recovering in hospital, as gardaí in Gal(...)