There has been  an influx of children suffering in particular from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and other seasonal viruses that can cause bronchiolitis. Photograph: iStock

Children’s hospitals in Dublin are under pressure with an “unprecedented” number of children attending emergency departments for this time of year. (...)

 Patrick Fitzpatrick: pleaded guilty  to a charge of assault causing harm to his former partner, Theresa Gannon. Photograph: Collins Courts.

An actor who punched and bit his former partner during an assault has been spared a jail sentence. Patrick Fitzpatrick (33), who played Carrigstown v(...)

Patrick Fitzpatrick was not present in court as he was “tied up in work”, according to his solicitor. File photograph: Collins

A Fair City star who punched and bit his former partner will be sentenced in five weeks. Patrick Fitzpatrick (33) who played Carrigstown vi(...)

Patrick Fitzpatrick  arrives for a hearig at  Dublin District Court last week. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A Fair City star has been given seven months to pay compensation before he is sentenced for attacking his former partner. Patrick Fitzpatrick (33), (...)

 Patrick Fitzpatrick (33) of Hollytree Terrace, Ballymun, arrives at the Dublin District Court where he was ramanded on continuing bail. Photograph: Collins Courts.

An actor who starred in RTÉ’s Fair City has been remanded on continuing bail pending sentencing for attacking his former partner. Patrick Fitzpatrick(...)

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Handout  photo from 2011 of murdered republican Kevin McGuigan with his grandson Ollie. File photograph: Family handout/PSNI/PA Wire

A man arrested by police investigating the murder of ex-IRA member Kevin McGuigan twice tried to escape with a loaded gun, the High Court heard on Tue(...)

Independent TD Luke Ming Flanagan at a press conference in Buswells Hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin, where he claimed decriminalising cannabis could save Ireland hundreds of million euro. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

“Ireland is ready for the legalisation of cannabis,” according to Roscommon TD Luke Ming Flanagan, who today published his Cannabis Regulation Bill 20(...)

Elena Baturina - owner  of the Morrison hotel.  Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Igal AhouviIgal Ahouvi is an Israeli-born private investor and has bought a number of retail properties around Ireland in recent years. His property p(...)