For larger hospitals, this threshold would mean ensuring no more than 12 patients are on trolleys daily. File photograph: Frank Miller

The HSE is planning for an acceptable maximum level of overcrowding of 236 trolleys a day over the coming winter, internal documents reveal. (...)

Kevin McLaughlin playing for Ireland for the last time, against New Zealand in 2013. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

“I carried the ball into contact again, leading with my shoulder, and was out cold. There was no impact to my head.” Edinburgh against Le(...)

Cork woman Grainne Foley, whose baby had growth restrictions in the womb, and stroke survivor Paul Lambe, at a conference on clinical trials at the Gibson Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The dizziness set in as Paul Lambe was speeding through the Port Tunnel a year ago. He slowed to a crawl but managed to get out of the tunnel. Steppin(...)

The medical suite at Eccles Medical Centre opposite the Mater Hospital

Lisney is guiding €450,000 for a medical suite in the Eccles Medical Centre opposite the Mater Hospital, on Eccles Street, Dublin 7. The third floor (...)

“Using the private sector to make up for the absence of beds in the public system is a backward step,” said the chair of the Irish Medical Organisation’s GP committee Dr Ray Walley. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Mater hospital in Dublin plans to reduce overcrowding in its emergency department this winter by diverting excess patients to private hospitals.(...)

An aerial view of the site for the new National Children’s Hospital at the St James’s Hospital campus in Dublin.

An Bord Pleanála is to consider calls from objectors to the proposed National Children’s Hospital at St James’s Hospital in Dublin for the live-stream(...)

William Walsh, from Clareville, Dublin 11 left the Mater Hospital (above) and was spotted in the water near Cross Guns Bridge in Phibsboro. Photograph:  Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A 75-year-old man who was “under a lot of stress” over medical tests being carried out for abdominal pain fell into the Royal Canal and later died fro(...)

Donna Gray with her children, Alex aged 7 and Jake aged 4. The boys are pictured with their Share Box, one of the many tips Donna picked up at the Parenting Plus course in Ballybay creche, in Co Monaghan. Photograph: Philip Fitzpatrick

‘Press the pause button” sounds simple, but it’s easier said than done not to react to a tantruming toddler, a demanding tween or a ranting teenage(...)

Oonagh Horgan, Sara O’Hare and Debbie O’Brien, all of whom had reconstructive surgery following a breast cancer diagnosis. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Five women, all unknown to each other, take to a stage near the Mater hospital in Dublin on a Wednesday night. Each of them has had at least one br(...)

A woman receiving a scan for breast cancer diagnosis

Women seeking breast reconstruction have three options. They can have the Diep- flap procedure, implants or a combination of both. Plastic surgeons t(...)