Dr Cathal O’Donnell said he was confident that there would no repeat of what had happened when the ambulance control centre at Cork University Hospital stood down an ambulance which was due to be despatched for 23-month-old Vakaris Martinaitis. Photograph: Alan Betson

The medical director of the National Ambulance Service has given a guarantee that there will be no repeat of a situation where it failed to send an am(...)

An ambulance due to be dispatched to an injured toddler who fell from an upstairs window was stood down because the controller dealing with the 999 call believed the child had suffered a simple fall  in a garden. Photograph: Alan Betson.

An ambulance due to be dispatched to an injured toddler who fell from an upstairs window was stood down because the controller dealing with the 999 ca(...)

Conor Lehane: the Cork star turned in a superb o performance for Midleton in the Cork county final win over Sarsfields. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Onwards towards Christmas and the sorting of the All-Ireland club championships continues thick and fast. Few sports competitions offer such novel pai(...)

The child’s parents called the ambulance from Tralee, Co. Kerry, when their infant stopped breathing but it did not arrive for half an hour

The parents of a sick child in the southwest called an ambulance but it went to an incorrect address, delaying receipt of medical attention. The chi(...)

An ambulance was initially dispatched to attend to a child who had fallen from a window in Midleton, Co Cork, last week but was stood down minutes later

An ambulance was initially dispatched to attend to a child who had fallen from a wind(...)

The HSE has announced the membership of a review group who will examine the emergency response to the incident in which 23-month-old Vakaris Martinaitis, was fatally injured in Midleton in Co Cork last week.

The HSE has announced the membership of a review group who will examine the emergency response to the incident in which 23-month-old Vakaris Ma(...)

The injured child was taken to Cork University Hospital and died two days after being admitted. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A review of the emergency response to an incident where a seriously injured child had to be taken to hospital in a private car because n(...)

A Health Service Executive has investigation is under way after a man told how he had to drive a seriously injured boy to hospital after the ch(...)

The toddler was taken to Cork University Hospital by a neighbour, where he died from his injuries on Wednesday.

The HSE has asked the National Ambulance Service to investigate after it was claimed no ambulance was available to help a toddler who fell from(...)