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Dr Linda Mulligan: ‘I am looking forward to the opportunities and challenges of establishing our new team and developing a strategic plan for the office.’ File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Government has appointed a new chief State pathologist following a 2½-year search. Dr Linda Mulligan was appointed to the role by Minister for Ju(...)

 Marie Cassidy: “Women are very good at modern forensic pathology  because we are happy to be part of a team.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Of her very first autopsy, former chief state pathologist Prof Marie Cassidy admits that she made a “complete hash of it”. “My first case was an embo(...)

Claire Byrne: “I didn’t feel sick enough not to be broadcasting.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Claire Byrne has had quite an eventful year. As an “early adopter” of Covid-19 (she was diagnosed on March 16th), she admits she experiences symptoms (...)

Eileen Flynn: ‘A lot of my teachers believed in me.’  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A member of the Traveller community, Ballyfermot-born Eileen Flynn was no stranger to challenges from a young age. Twenty years ago, when she was just(...)

Former chief State pathologist Prof Marie Cassidy, who retired two years ago. File photograph: Collins Courts

The Department of Justice has failed to find a replacement for Prof Marie Cassidy, who retired as chief State pathologist two years ago, despite two r(...)

Michael Dineen from Ard Mhuileann, Ballinwillin, Mitchelstown, had denied the murder of Paddy ‘Ginty’ O’Donnell (inset) but pleaded guilty to his manslaughter at Willie Andies Pub, New Square, Mitchelstown on June 1st, 2018. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A man has been found not guilty of murder but guilty of the manslaughter of his friend during a row over a pint in a Co Cork pub last year. Mich(...)

Michael Dineen has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter but denied the murder of Patrick O’Donnell at Willie Andies Pub in Mitchelstown, Co Cork, on June 1st, 2018. File photograph: Collins Courts

A 36-year-old father-of-four died from inhaling his own blood and teeth after he was violently assaulted in a Co Cork pub, a murder trial has been tol(...)

Hide and Seek in the Devil's Garden by Michael Hutter which will be shown by Gallery X

The temporary installation of a work by street artist and illustrator Joe Caslin in the Courtyard gallery at the National Gallery creates a stunning c(...)

Delegates discussed the challenges of remaining compassionate and caring under extreme pressure and sleep deprivation. Photograph: iStock

Have you ever spent four painful days on a hospital trolley awaiting medical attention? Sat six hours waiting for an appointment, and not see the cons(...)

The discovery of bones at a recycling centre near Bray in Co Wicklow is not being treated as suspicious by the Garda.

The discovery of bones at a recycling centre near Bray in Co Wicklow is not being treated as suspicious by the Garda. A skull and other bones were di(...)

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