Dr William Behan, Walkinstown: “You’re dealing with more trivial illnesses, or illnesses at an earlier stage.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There was the boy with the sniffle; the mother who brought her baby to the doctor on the childminder’s say-so; the parents looking for a cert so their(...)

Dr Omar Hassan Khalafalla: he misdiagnosed an X-ray, put on protective gear incorrectly and re-contaminated his hands by touching a non-sterile area while scrubbing up. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The lengthy inquiry into Dr Omar Hassan Khalafalla, who was found guilty this week of 28 counts of poor professional performance and professional misc(...)

The number of people on trolleys in hospitals across the State is approaching record levels as the health system struggles to deal with a rise in admissions caused by flu. Photograph: Getty Images.

The number of people on trolleys in hospitals across the State is approaching record levels as the health system struggles to deal with a rise in admi(...)

The Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, Co Laois. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Significant failings in the care given to a vulnerable young woman during her labour in Portlaoise hospital and after her baby’s death are identified (...)

Train drivers are to ballot for strike action as part of a row over plans by Iarnród Éireann a 10-minute frequency Dart service. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Commuters in Dublin are facing the potential of serious disruption next month as Dart drivers warn of strike action over plans by Iarnród Éireann for (...)

The death rate from stroke has been cut by more than a quarter, a national audit of services has found.

Major improvements in the quality of stroke treatment are at risk of being squandered due to a failure by the HSE to invest in services, a leading neu(...)

Nurses on the picket line at Beaumont Hospital last January.Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Emergency department nurses are to stop work for two hours at Beaumont and six other other hospitals next Thursday. The Irish Nurses and Midwives Org(...)

Some 54 patients were on trolleys or in wards at Beaumont yesterday as the surge in post-Christmas attendances continued. Photograph: PA

Overcrowding in the emergency department of Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital has hit record levels, while a short distance away 82 nursing home beds lie idl(...)

Hospitals can be fined €10,000 each time they fail to deal adequately with emergency department overcrowding. Photograph: Thinkstock

Hospitals can be fined €10,000 each time they fail to deal adequately with emergency department overcrowding under a newly published framework designe(...)

A study, published in the Irish Medical Journal, found  helpline websites were difficult to navigate,  phone credit was required in many cases in order to make contact, and opening hours and locations were limited. Photograph: Getty Images

Online help for Irish people who are feeling suicidal is variable and potentially harmful, according to a study which is highly critical of the infor(...)