Hospital overcrowding is worsening, with the number of patients left waiting on trolleys 19 per cent higher than a year ago, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has said. Photograph by Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Hospital overcrowding is worsening, with the number of patients left waiting on trolleys 19 per cent higher than a year ago, the Irish Nurses and Midw(...)

The site of the proposed national children’s hospital, at St James’s Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The three Dublin children’s hospitals say no decisions have been made about the future use of their buildings and land once the new national children(...)

The scene of the stabbing at North Strand in Dublin this morning. Photograph: The Irish Times

A 45-year-old man who was stabbed in an attack in Dublin last night has died in hospital. The man, named locally as David Sheridan, from the North Str(...)

Undated US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention photo of the ebola virus. Photograph: Frederick Murphy/CDC/PA Wire

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has said there are no confirmed or suspected cases of Ebola in Ireland. The statement issued by the HSE follows a r(...)

The Dublin Coroner’s Court heard today that 82-year-old Sarah Phelan fell  four floors to a small garden area directly below the flat window.

A pensioner tragically died when she fell through a fourth floor window she was cleaning, an inquest heard.Sarah Phelan (82) was washing a windowsill (...)

Airlift: western health workers have been flown home for treatment. Photograph: Ignacio Gil/ABC/Reuters

It starts with flu-like symptoms, progresses to nausea and vomiting and, in fatal cases, ends in confusion and unstoppable bleeding, internally and ex(...)

The number of patients on trolleys at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda has doubled in the past year, figures for July show. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The number of patients on trolleys in some hospital emergency departments is “a real problem”, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has admitted.Respondin(...)

The number of patients on trolleys last month is 12% up on July 2012, but 8% down on July 2011. The figures show a 57% increase between July 2007 and July 2014. Photograph:  Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Nurse representatives have called for the reopening of closed hospital beds to deal with a sharp increase in emergency department overcrowding last m(...)

Undated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) handout photo of the Ebola virus. Photograph:  Frederick Murphy/CDC/PA Wire

The likelihood of an outbreak of the Ebola virus in Ireland is “very low”, according to the Health Protection Surveillance centre (HSPC). A statement (...)

Gardaí and the Irish Prison Service are investigating the death of a prisoner from a suspected drug-overdose. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Gardaí and Irish Prison Service are investigating the origins of a bag of heroin which killed a prisoner in Mountjoy Prison who had swallowed it in(...)