Eamon Timmins of Age Action Ireland called for the findings of Beaumont’s investigation to be made public. Photograph: The Irish Times

Acute hospitals are “inappropriate” and “ill-equipped” to care for elderly patients with dementia, advocates for the elderly and nursing representativ(...)

General secretary of the INMO Liam Doran and organisation president Claire Mahon said they had a mandate from members to withdraw labour. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Union leaders have threatened an escalation in industrial action over the coming days and weeks if overcrowding in hospital emergency departments is n(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin has ruled out emergency funding for the Department of Health to combat hospital overcrowding. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin has ruled out emergency funding for the Department of Health to combat hospital overcrowding. The numbe(...)

The number of patients on trolleys has dropped sharply this morning after hitting record levels over the previous two days. Getty Images.

The number of patients on trolleys has dropped sharply this morning after hitting record levels over the previous two days.There are 371 patients wait(...)

Nurses at hospitals across the State are being balloted on industrial action amid concern about the impact of overcrowding on patient safety and staf(...)

A steep rise in the number of delayed discharges of patients unnecessarily occupying beds is being blamed for much of the rise in overcrowding in recent months. File phtograph:  Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Government rejected a request by the Health Service Executive before the last budget for €100 million to free up hospital beds and reduce overcrow(...)

The number of patients waiting for a hospital bed has hit record levels on the first effective working day of the New Year with 563 patients on trolleys. Getty Images

There was a further blow for the HSE on Monday with the resignation of Dr Tony O’Connell, who as director of acute hospitals has direct responsibil(...)

  INMO general secretary Liam Doran said the decision to increase the fee demonstrated “a complete loss of contact” with the nursing and midwifery professions.   Photograph: Eric Luke

Over 64,000 nurses and midwives have been warned they will not be able to work if they withhold their registration fee, an action urged by their uni(...)

 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 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(...)