Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: “These measures will take some time to work . . . this means  the numbers are likely to get worse over the next few months before they get better.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hospital waiting lists, trolley numbers and delays in discharging well patients continue to soar, according to the latest figures from the Health Ser(...)

Emergency services responded to the scene of a workplace incident in Co Roscommon today and a man was airlifted by helicopter to Galway University Hospital but was later pronounced dead.   File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Two men died today in separate workplace incidents in Counties Wexford and Roscommon. In Wexford, a man was killed after being buried under grain at a(...)

Anupama Challagundla (left) and Vankata Charumamilla at a  candlelight vigil in remembrance of Savita Halappanavar that was held at the gates of St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, last night. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Up to 200 people attended a candlelight vigil in memory of Savita Halappanavar this evening. The vigil organised by the Abortion Rights campaign, was (...)

Galway West coroner Dr Ciaran McLoughlin was told that a year later a party of six hunters was returning to the Lough Inagh Lodge in Connemara when they found a body in a wood near the lake. Above: a facial reconstruction  of Arno Schmitz.

A German man who came to Ireland to start a new life died less than a month after arriving here. He lay under a tree in a wood for a year before his (...)

Two teenagers aged 18 and 16 were questioned at Mill Street Garda Station under section four of the Criminal Justice Act. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Two teenagers were due to appear at Galway District Court this morning over a stabbing at the weekend. The two were arrested in Galway city. Gardaí­ i(...)

A solicitor representing the family of Dhara Kivlehan, who died in Belfast four days after giving birth in Sligo Regional Hospital in 2010, said her husband Michael and other relatives had  ‘gone through hoops’ for four years in an attempt to get answers.

The family of a young mother who died after giving birth at Sligo Regional Hospital has been put through hoops in their efforts to get answers, their (...)

Independent TD Denis Naughten: “Obvious and serious knock-on safety concerns for patients.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Serious concerns for the safety of psychiatric nursing staff at Galway University Hospital have been raised in an audit carried out last month by the(...)

The majority of paramedic crews across the State waited longer than the Health Service Executive’s target of 20 minutes to hand over patients, get their trolleys back and return to responding to calls.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ambulances spent more than 8,000 hours delayed at hospital emergency departments waiting to hand over patients during one month this year, previous(...)

Savita Halappanavar: her death in October 2012 led to three inquiries. Photograph: The Irish Times

A review of governance structures at University Hospital Galway is under way in the wake of the death of Savita Halappanavar i(...)

The points will be added to a minimum requirement of 350 points from a single sitting of the Leaving Cert in six subjects. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The battle between universities to attract top young sports people intensified yesterday after NUI Galway con(...)