Junior doctors on picket duty outside St Vincents Hospital in Dublin this morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The Irish Medical Organisation has said it had received an invitation to attend talks at the Labour Relations Commission on the doctor’s strike tomorr(...)

More than 3,000 non-consultant hospital doctors are expected to take part in the action, described yesterday by the IMO as a “dramatic escalation” of its long-running dispute over the issue of “dangerously long” working hours.

The Irish Medical Organisation has warned of further hospital strikes to follow today’s industrial action unless the HSE engages seriously on the issu(...)

The way 999 calls are responded to depends on the state of the patient. Clinical status 1 (Echo) calls involve life-threatening emergencies such as heart attacks or respiratory issues, while clinical status 1 (Delta) calls involve other life-threatening emergencies. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

It is every parent’s nightmare: your child has just had a serious accident and yet when you dial 999 you are told no ambulance is available or that on(...)