Nurses are taking part in work-to-rule industrial action at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda over staff shortages on Tuesday.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Nurses are taking part in work-to-rule industrial action at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda over staff shortages on Tuesday. Irish Nurses a(...)

The chairman of St Vincent’s Hospital has  dismissed as sensational the “tale of nuns attempting to control Irish maternity services”. However, history shows that ethos affects treatment. File photograph:  Dave Meehan

The Institute of Obstetricians has expressed concern that St Vincent’s hospital, which is owned by the Religious Sisters of Charity, will govern the N(...)

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a fatal house fire in Carrickmacross on Monday, March 21st. File photograph: Frank Miller/ The Irish Times

Gardaí are treating a house fire in Co Monaghan that killed a 61-year-old man, who had restricted mobility, as suspicious. The incident happened at (...)

Eimear Clarkin, from Wexford, at a Repeal the Eighth Amendment rally in Dublin last October after the arrival of the abortion pill bus from its tour of Ireland. Photograph: Aidan  Crawley

Whither now for repealing the Eighth Amendment? Remember that one? In 1983 it made the life of a foetus equal to that of a woman or girl. Will politic(...)

A woman in her 70s has died following a two-car collision in Co Louth on Saturday night. The woman was a passenger in one of the cars and she was p(...)

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