Cork University Hospital. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision.

A breakdown in the HSE South’s IT server system is resulting in delayed access to patient pathology results in five Munster hospitals.The five hospita(...)

Two men have died in separate diving incidents in Co Donegal and Co Cork this weekend.An alarm was raised when a 45-year-old Limerick man surfaced to (...)

In April, ambulance crews waited an average 35 minutes to hand over patients  at  Limerick Regional. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

When an ambulance is delayed at an emergency department (ED) not only is the patients enduring additional distress, but the ambulance is denied to som(...)

Cork University Hospital paid commission to a debt collection agency on invoices issued to patients, even though some had alreday paid their charges on time. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Cork University Hospital paid 10 per cent commission to a debt collection agency on invoices issued to patients attending the emergency department, ev(...)

Dr John Ryan, cardiologist and assistant professor at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. “The reality is patients don’t complain based on organ systems, they complain based on symptoms.”

There are downsides to every job and, in the case of Tipperary-born cardiologist Dr John Ryan, it is telling people they have an incurable illness. Ry(...)

Emma Martin with her son, James (10), who has numerous allergies, at their home in Monkstown, Co Dublin. Photographs: Brenda Fitzsimons

The death in Dublin last month of a teenager with a peanut allergy, minutes after suffering a fatal reaction when she mistakenly ate satay sauce, was (...)

Dr Frances Mary (Mary) Lehane, who has died aged 69, was formerly consultant anaesthetist at Cork University Hospital. Born and reared in England, a d(...)

Right, Mary Bracken (18) with artist Rachel Tynan with a book they collaborated on called Colours of Life. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Teenage dialysis patient Mary Bracken didn’t quite know what to make of artist Rachel Tynan when she arrived at her hospital bedside one day last year(...)

I’m going into second year in Mercy Secondary School Mounthawk in Tralee. I am big into sport and really like rugby and football. My cousin is Kerry f(...)

Emergency services were called to the scene when the 19-year-old man disappeared while swimming in a lake with friends at Strokestown last night.Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The body of a 17-year-old has been recovered from a canal at Ardnacrusha, Co Clare this evening where he had been swimming with friends and failed to (...)