In a dramatic bid to try and end the trolley crisis, Health Minister Leo Varadkar has signed a directive that will see hospitals penalised if any patient is left on a trolley for more than nine hours.


The Big Interview: After the darkness, Ronan Clarke now sees only positives

In August, former Armagh All-Ireland winner and All Star Ronan Clarke collided with a goalpost and spent five days in a coma. The accident has changed his outlook on life, a life he now accepts can no longer involve playing football...


Paris mourns terror attack victims

A subdued France paid homage to those killed two weeks ago in the attacks that gripped Paris in fear and mourning, honouring each of the 130 dead by name as the president pledged to “destroy the army of fanatics” who claimed so many lives.


Butt out when Dad’s in charge and let him do it his wayHelen O'Callaghan

Fashion & Beauty

5 tips for a seamless desk-to-dance floor transformation this festive seasonKatie Wright

Food & Drink

Eat your way to an illness free winter Clodagh Finn

Diet & Fitness

Eat your way to an illness free winter Clodagh Finn

Home & Interiors

VIDEO: Easy ways to decorate and set a Christmas table


Latvian capital Riga is a wonder in winter

Arts, Books, Films & TV

A gift for book-lovers: Kevin Barry and Olivia Smith have created a beautiful arts anthology, Winter PagesMarjorie Brennan


INFOGRAPHIC: Top tips for looking after birds this winter