Case raises issues relating to the right to life of the unborn and  whether switching off life support would breach the constitutional rights of the foetus

Neurosurgeons who treated the pregnant woman at the centre of current High Court proceedings recommended her life support be switched off after determ(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar “[It’s important] that we give the family and the doctors, who are facing enormous dilemmas now all the support that we can and we try to be as compassionate as we can and not overly certain.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

The courts may have to decide in the next few weeks on whether doctors are to be allowed to switch off life support for a pregnant woman carrying a 16(...)

The crisis at the emergency department in Beaumont Hospital was raised in the Dáil today.

Overcrowding in Dublin’s Beaumont hospital was not “a satisfactory position’’, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil.He said the problem had existed for (...)

One out of every six beds in Beaumont Hospital  is occupied by patients, mostly elderly, who are fit to be discharged but cannot be because of a lack of nursing home facilities or because care cannot be provided at home. File photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

The crisis in Beaumont Hospital’s emergency department, where dozens of patients are treated nightly on trolleys and chairs, is symptomatic of the hea(...)

People have been asked to avoid Beaumont Hospital’s emergency department and potential patients have been urged to visit their GPs for treatment instead of arriving at the hospital. File photograph: Getty Images

Up to 20 patients a night are being treated on chairs at Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital because no trolley or bed is available, the Irish Nurses and Midwi(...)

Trudy Higgins was awarded €9,000 damages after she suffered cuts to her face and body

A 26-year-old model has told the Circuit Civil Court that she suffered cuts to her face and body after a petrol station sales assistant unexpectedly s(...)

In a statement, Beaumont Hospital said it regretted the extremely difficult conditions faced by patients and staff as a result of a number of factors. File photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Beaumont Hospital in Dublin has asked patients to “avoid or delay” their visit to the emergency department because of overcrowding.The hospital says c(...)

Nurses at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin say it should be taken off-call for emergencies to ease overcrowding. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Beaumont Hospital in Dublin should be taken off-call for dealing with emergency patients immediately for an extended period due to severe overcrowding(...)

Minister for Health  Leo Varadkar speaks to  Breege Finn, clinical nurse manager, during the opening of a Cardiac Intervention Unit at  Beaumont Hospital.

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said there is still a “very serious problem” with overcrowding in emergency departments, 10 years after he worked in (...)

Ireland sees 110 new cases of motor neurone disease every year. Illustration: 
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Today sees the formal launch in Ireland of Project Mine, an ambitious international effort to find the genetic causes of motor neurone disease. It (...)