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The Minister for Health, Simon Harris will bring legislation to Cabinet today that will set patient safety standards for both public and private hospitals.
Posted: December 12, 2017, 1:44 am
Three people, including a nine-month-old baby, have been injured in a shooting in Mulhuddart in Dublin.
Posted: December 11, 2017, 11:06 pm
A jury in Kerry, has returned a verdict of unlawful killing at the inquest into the death of an 11-month-old boy, while the jury found his father, who was caring for him, died by suicide.
Posted: December 11, 2017, 10:21 pm
Fewer than half of the drink-driving prosecutions initiated by gardaí last year resulted in a conviction, according to an RTÉ investigation.
Posted: December 11, 2017, 10:03 pm
A new report published in this month's Irish Medical Journals aims to raise awareness of so-called "Avocado hand".
Posted: December 11, 2017, 8:38 pm
The German landline operator Yourtel has been fined €66,000 for ripping off hundreds of elderly Irish customers.
Posted: December 11, 2017, 8:28 pm
With Physical Education to be introduced as an examinable Leaving Certificate subject in a small number of schools from next September, here's a look at how it will work.
Posted: December 11, 2017, 8:11 pm
The Irish Association of Social Workers has criticised the HSE for failing to appoint designated liaison persons to oversee the handling of allegations of child abuse that are brought to its attention.
Posted: December 11, 2017, 6:45 pm
A report by the Children's Ombudsman has found that the administration of the Department of Education's school transport scheme is not done in the best interests of children with special education needs.
Posted: December 11, 2017, 6:21 pm
A woman who stole almost €42,000 from a pensioner she was caring for has been given another year to pay back some of the money.
Posted: December 11, 2017, 5:56 pm
More than 8,800 plastic drinks bottles were counted across 538 sections of Irish shores this year.
Posted: December 11, 2017, 5:49 pm
Minister for Health Simon Harris has said he expects a surge in patients this winter at emergency departments.
Posted: December 11, 2017, 5:46 pm
Met Éireann has issued a status yellow temperature warning with air temperatures expected to drop to between zero and minus 4 degrees tonight.
Posted: December 11, 2017, 5:09 pm
Education Correspondent Emma O Kelly takes a closer look at what pupils will study as Physical Education is to be introduced as a Leaving Cert subject.
Posted: December 11, 2017, 4:45 pm
Physical Education is to be introduced as an examinable Leaving Certificate subject in a small number of schools from next September.
Posted: December 11, 2017, 4:41 pm
The family of man who died after he was attacked during a neighbour's row over noise and drinking has said no one has the right to take the law into their own hands.
Posted: December 11, 2017, 3:34 pm
The funeral mass of the four members of the Alexander family that were killed in a road collision in Co Wexford last Monday has taken place in Cushinstown.
Posted: December 11, 2017, 2:23 pm
Road gritting is under way on main roads across the country as temperatures are set to plummet to -8 degrees overnight.
Posted: December 10, 2017, 10:54 pm
A spokesman for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said both Ireland and the EU will be holding the UK to the Phase 1 agreement reached this week.
Posted: December 10, 2017, 10:17 pm
A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out tomorrow on the body of a young man who was found dead in his home in Lucan, Co Dublin, this afternoon.
Posted: December 10, 2017, 10:10 pm


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