According to one support group Liverpool Women’s Hospital “is telling Irish women it either can’t look after them at all or that they will have to wait two or three weeks before they can get an appointment”.

Numbers of Irish travelling for abortion for medical reasons ‘has risen steadily’

National and local Traveller organisations protesting in Dublin last year. An Oireachtas Committee is calling for Traveller ethnicity to be recognised. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ethnic status could create ‘mutual respect’ between Travellers and settled communities

Nora McDonagh on Ballnakelly Edge with the unfinished houses in Newcastle Lyon Estate, Co Dublin. Photograph: David Sleator

Councillor ‘delighted’ Traveller housing scheme she voted for is cancelled

A joint HSE-Dublin City Council review of the emergency ambulance service was announced last month. Photograph: Alan Betson

Statement rejects Siptu claims that review ’suspended’

Review proceeding as planned ‘contrary’ to Siptu statements, Executive says

Crew at Dublin City Hall for the Dublin Fire Brigade Ambulance Service protest from Tara Street fire station. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

Marchers told city manager ‘suspended’ review of service on foot of their campaign

Currently the HSE provides emergency ambulance services outside Dublin while Dublin Fire Brigade provides most of the emergency cover in the city. Photograph: Alan Betson

HSE service ‘outclasses’ one provided by Dublin Fire Brigade, says O’Brien

Richard Boyd Barrett TD: “At the very least we need guidelines along the lines of the codes of conduct on mortgage arrears, for tenants in receivership situations.”

TD says thousands or even tens of thousands of families could be evicted

Almost half of the paramedics checked out in one Health Service Executive ambulance service region had no Garda clearance, according to unpublished inspection reports dating from 2011 and 2012.

Inpection reports find clinical records stored in open on shelves and in baskets

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