Fionnuala Keane: a cancer information service nurse at the Daffodil Centre in the Mater hospital. Photograph: Alan Betson

I live in Clonsilla, which is just a short commute from the Mater hospital, and on Monday mornings I arrive at the Daffodil Centre before 9am. I check(...)

Temple Street Hospital has seen an increase in the number of children presenting with highly contagious respiratory and gastrointestinal infections. A ward at The Childrens Hospital Temple Street Dublin.  Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Temple Street Children’s Hospital has seen an increase in the number of children presenting with highly contagious respiratory and gastrointestinal in(...)

The Mater Hosptial in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The Mater hospital in Dublin has asked members of the public to avoid visiting due to an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug. In a statement, the hosp(...)

Dr Tony Holohan, chief medical officer of the Department of Health: “The indicators in this report signal that certain services require further analysis and examination in order to identify if a problem exists.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Major geographical variations in outcomes and performance within the health service are revealed in a new Department of Health report.The findings of (...)

A number of hospitals have significantly higher death rates due to heart attacks and strokes than the national average, according to a new report from(...)

Martin Foley, a father of three known as The Viper, has survived five attempts on his life and has been wounded a total of 14 times. File photograph: Marc O’Sullivan/Collins

Veteran criminal Martin Foley was in hospital on Monday afternoon after requiring medical attention while under arrest.The 64-year-old Dubliner and on(...)

Undated photographs of Gerry Feeney, supplied by his family

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has described as “very distressing” the case of Gerry Feeney, whose family says he was left “in a soiled state in pub(...)

Dublin Coroner’s Court has heard how Michael Reynolds (73) was fatally injured when he tripped over a 10-inch kerb on unprotected roadworks and fractured his spine. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A pensioner was fatally injured when he tripped over a 10-inch kerb on unprotected roadworks and fractured his spine, an inquest has heard.Michael Rey(...)

More than 500 people are awaiting admission to hospital on trolleys in emergency departments around the country. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Overcrowding in some hospitals is at record levels, as the number of patients on trolleys nationally remains high. University Hospital Limerick(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar (left) with Prof Des Fitzgerald, principal of UCD’s College of Health Sciences (centre) and Beacon Hospital chief executive Michael Cullen, at the launch of the UCD Beacon Academy. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Greater co-ordination is needed between private and public hospitals over the provision of new facilities, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said.N(...)