Retired surgeon Michael Shine (85), of Wellington Road, Dublin 4, arriving at  Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on Tuesday. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A retired surgeon has gone on trial accused of indecently assaulting six teenage boys while he was treating them as patients. Dr Michael Shine (85) d(...)

The road was closed for a period of time yesterday to facilitate a forensic examination. Stock photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A man in his 80s was found dead at the scene of a crash in Co Monaghan on Wednesday, gardaí have said. The man’s body was discovered by gardaí near (...)

People queuing for water in Termonabbey on the outskirts of Drogheda, Co Louth. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The head of Irish Water said he was as “confident” as he could be that water would be fixed for Louth and Meath by Thursday. Irish Water is strugglin(...)

The boy was taken for treatment to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, Co Louth. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Gardaí have said a young boy who was hit by a car on Thursday afternoon is in a serious condition in hospital. The eight-year-old was struck by a ve(...)

People protest outside the Department of Health in Dublin at plans to grant ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital to the Sisters of Charity religious order. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Some 200 people protested at the Department of Health on Thursday afternoon against the Government’s plans to give the new National Maternity Hospital(...)

Gardaí at the scene on the N2 near the Hunterstown Inn in Ardee where two women were fatally injured. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

The daughters of one of the two women killed while in Co Louth while crossing the main Dublin to Derry road on Monday evening, have paid tribute to he(...)

Two pedestrians have died following a crash in Co Louth. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Two women have died after being struck by a car while crossing the road near Ardee, Co Louth. The incident occurred at about 6.30pm on Monday on th(...)

Judge Maureen Harding Clark: after  analysis of the evidence, she found no general pattern of injury. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

If you have followed the debate around symphysiotomy in recent years, you will probably understand this to be a David-and-Goliath struggle pitting a s(...)

Overcrowding in hospital emergency departments is at its highest level this winter. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Overcrowding in hospital emergency departments is at its highest level this winter, with 528 patients waiting for admission across the country. Fiann(...)

Under the proposed changes, the existing two layers of staff present in the surgical department out of hours are being reduced to one. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Plans for immediate cutbacks to surgical services at Our Lady’s Hospital Navan are being resisted by senior doctors. The Save Navan Hospital Campai(...)

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