Leo Varadkar: says he has no interest in making things look either better or worse than they are. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has acknowledged that thousands of patients are languishing on unpublished waiting lists for scans and other tests bu(...)

Lee McDonnell escaped on the way back to Portlaoise Prison on Wednesday. Photograph: Paddy Whelan/The Irish Times

Gardaí are searching for a violent prisoner who escaped when prison staff bringing him from a hospital appointment stopped to buy him chips.Lee McDonn(...)

Savita Halappanavar died in Galway University Hospital in October 2012.

The master of the Rotunda Hospital, Dr Sam Coulter Smith, has criticised inaction over implementing the recommendations of reports into the death of (...)

The board overseeing the development of the new National Children’s Hospital in the grounds of St James Hospital is confident that it will receive planning permission by the end of 2015.

The board overseeing the development of the new National Children’s Hospital in the grounds of St James Hospital is confident that it will receive pla(...)

Survival rates for blood cancer have doubled in Ireland in the past five years. Photograph: Getty Images

When Gerry, a man in his early 40s, stopped responding to blood-cancer therapy, Prof Peter O’Gorman knew that his patient had reached the end of the l(...)

Colum Carroll was serving a 16 year jail term in Mountjoy Prison for possession of €4.5 million worth of ecstasy and cocaine. Photograph: David Sleator

A Cork man who was found slumped over in his cell in Mountjoy Prison died from heroin intoxication, an inquest has heard.Colum Carroll (40) from River(...)

Mark Furlong tells how he caught a baby thrown from a burning home on Gloucester Place off Seán MacDermott Street in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 1:57

A young man has been praised after saving a child from a burning house in Dublin’s inner city.Six people, four adults and two children, were taken to (...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: “These measures will take some time to work . . . this means  the numbers are likely to get worse over the next few months before they get better.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hospital waiting lists, trolley numbers and delays in discharging well patients continue to soar, according to the latest figures from the Health Ser(...)

A nurse dressed in protective clothing before a shift at a clinic run by the International Medical Corps in Suakoko, Liberia.  Guidelines for the management of Ebola patients in Ireland state that major surgeries will have to be cancelled and intensive care beds closed if a case  occurs in an Irish hospital. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times.

Major surgeries will have to be cancelled, intensive care beds closed and extra staff provided if a case of Ebola occurs in an Irish hospital, accordi(...)

St Vincent’s hospital in Dublin. “It is bad enough the people of Wicklow have to bypass Loughlinstown Hospital. Now they will also have to bypass St Vincent’s”

TDs in Wicklow and south Dublin have expressed concern over a withdrawal of ambulance transfers for heart attack patients to St Vincent’s hospital.Am(...)