The judge described the evidence as conflicting and confusing

Charges against care assistant dismissed

22.17 Three charges of assault against a Longford woman accused of physically abusing two people with intellectual and physical disabilities have been dismissed at Longford District Court.

E-cigarettes heat nicotine-laced liquid into vapour

E-cigarettes 'much safer than smoking'

28 Apr E-cigarettes are likely to bring benefits for public health and should be widely promoted to smokers to help them quit tobacco, an influential British doctors group has said.

USI President Kevin Donoghue criticised the Government's failure to spend the money this year

Protest over mental health spending

28 Apr Hundreds of people have been protesting outside Leinster House against the Government's failure to spend €12m earmarked for mental health services this year.

The PNA is meeting in Cavan

PNA backs plan for ballot on industrial action

15 Apr Delegates at the Psychiatric Nurses Association conference have voted to put a proposal for a ballot on industrial action on the staffing shortage in mental health services to a special meeting next month.

The inquiry began yesterday at the Nursing and Midwifery Board's headquarters in Blackrock

Nurse admits she used resident's ATM card in Asda

15 Apr A terminally ill cancer patient chose not to press charges against a nurse who allegedly withdrew money from his account without his consent because "he didn't want to see her again", a disciplinary inquiry heard today.

A US official said 'it is now clear that the virus causes microephaly'

US confirms Zika virus causes birth defects

13 Apr After months of debate and uncertainty US health authorities have confirmed the mosquito-borne Zika virus causes birth defects, including a syndrome in which babies are born with unusually small heads.