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The Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin: scored highest for satisfaction. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

While at least half of patients reported a positive overall experience in the health system, individual hospitals and hospital groups scored different(...)

Aimée Madden of CliniShift: “I knew the idea worked from my experience at Whitfield where I reduced our spend on agency staff to zero.”

As the former chief executive of the Whitfield Clinic, a private hospital in Waterford, Aimée Madden was only too familiar with the staffing problems (...)

Former Israeli soldier and critic of Israeli policies, Avner Gvaryahu, is a spokesman with Breaking the Silence, a movement of Israeli soldiers opposed to the occupation of Palestinian territories.  Photograph: Quique Kierszenbaum

Israel’s peace camp is a slender shadow of the muscular movement that rose in the early 1980s and celebrated the 1993 Oslo accords, expected, at the t(...)

Aya Hijazi and her husband Mohamed Hassanein had been detained for nearly three years on human trafficking charges. Photograph: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

A Cairo court acquitted on Sunday an Egyptian-American woman and seven others who worked with street children and had been detained for nearly three y(...)

St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny recorded a Caesarean rate of 59.52 per cent for new mothers last November. Photograph: iStock

A Caesarean section rate in a Kilkenny hospital of almost 60 per cent for first-time mothers is “outrageous”, maternity lobby group Aims has said. (...)

Tom Hardy as James Delaney in Taboo, a Regency era heavy who prefers slim-fit frock coats

With a hard, heavy footstep, a menacing sway, and eyes shadowed by the brim of his incongruously dainty tapered top hat, Tom Hardy’s new character Jam(...)

Embroidered stories: ‘Bordados’, an exhibition of Rebecca Devaney’s work  based on  her travels through Mexico is at the Mexican Embassy in  Dublin

If any medium was the Cinderella of the art and design worlds – useful and everyday, yet capable of extraordinary beauty and conveying occasional wond(...)

Public hospital groups and voluntary hospitals spent at least €730,000 on the services of public relation companies in 2016 on top of in-house staff and the HSE PR division. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Public hospital groups and voluntary hospitals spent at least €730,000 on the services of public relation companies last year, it has emerged. This i(...)

A wounded Palestinian protester is carried by fellows after he was shot by Israeli troops. Photograph: Mussa Qawasma/Reuters

Israeli security forces on Saturday shot dead two Palestinians aged 12 and 15 in protests along Gaza's border fence, Palestinian medics said, and Isra(...)

Fiskekyrkan (The Fish House) one of Gothernburg’s top restaurants Fiskekyrkan

G ive me a second city any day. They’re funnier and more friendly than a glossy and poised capital. Self-deprecation is the schtick of Gothenburg, (...)

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