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 Minister for Health Simon Harris said the new National Children’s Hospital would “give every child in this country access to world-class healthcare”.

The Government made a conscious decision to increase spending on the new national children’s hospital in order to deliver a “state-of-the-art facilit(...)

James Menton, chairman of St Vincent’s University Hospital,  Minister for Health Simon Harris and Master of the National Maternity Hospital  Dr Rhona Mahony: new EU building rules could force the project to be redesigned, escalating the cost and threatening its future. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

This weekend, over five years after the project was unveiled to great political fanfare, not a brick has been laid in the development of Ireland’s lon(...)

Over the past five years the coastline of Portrane’s Burrow peninsula has receded by as much as 20m in sections, with major storms taking  chunks of land.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Some €500,000 worth of five-tonne concrete blocks are to be lowered on to a north Co Dublin beach over the coming weeks in an attempt to thwart the se(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: The Department  refused on a number of occasions in recent weeks to say what projects could be affected by the current capital funding pressures. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

In the plush surroundings of a five-star hotel overlooking the lakes of Killarney last April, Minister for Health Simon Harris told doctors that the €(...)

Maurice and Suzanne Hedderman with their son Luke and Luke’s girlfriend Jessica Rielly at Prospect Park Mobile Home Park, Ballymoney, Gorey, Co Wexford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Even before the meteorological bounty that was the recent heatwave, waterside properties have been in high demand in Ireland. They usually come at a h(...)

Prisoners who are deluded and hallucinating have to sleep on the floor of a dedicated wing at Clover Hill Prison because there is no room to accommodate them at the Central Mental Hospital in Dublin. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

The sad, disgraceful treatment of persons afflicted by mental illness continues as prisons are used as dumping grounds for psychotic individuals and f(...)

Storm Emma  washed away sand near Portrane leading to one family being forced to leave their beach home last April. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Engineers have been brought in to help fight serious coastal erosion in north Dublin that is threatening seaside properties in the wake of Storm Emma.(...)

A sunny day at the seaside should be a positive experience for parents and young children. It is particularly significant in Dublin, where tens of tho(...)

With five locations in Dublin failing to meet minimum standards –  Portrane, Rush South, Loughshinny, Merrion Strand and Sandymount Strand (above) – Dublin’s bathing waters were worse than in 2016. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin is being promoted on the basis of its “wonderful natural environment”, but the reality is raw sewage continues to be discharged into many bathi(...)

Sandymount Strand joined the EPA’s “poor” list after being classified of “sufficient” quality in 2015 and 2016. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Nearly three-quarters of monitored Irish bathing waters are of “excellent” standard but there is evidence of deterioration in coastal areas around Dub(...)

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