Liam Doran, general secretary at the INMO (Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation) and Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: Mr Doran said the extra €74m from the Government to help the trolley crisis is welcome but is not enough to solve the problem. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Shorter working hours and the continuing trolley crisis in emergency departments top the agenda for the annual conference of the Irish Nurses and Midw(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny: ‘There are clearly changes that are needed in the structures of the way things have been done.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar says it is a “real tragedy” that a wrong reading of an X-ray has lead to a delayed cancer diagnosis. The Minis(...)

Investigating gardai are appealing for witnesses to contact Drogheda garda station at (041) 987 4200, the garda confidential line on 1800 666111 or any other station.

A man in his forties has been killed in a road crash on the M1 motorway between Monasterboice and Drogheda North. The fatal collision occurred at abou(...)

Micheál Martin: “More people at risk of dying in our hospitals before the Government decides to get to grips with it”

The Government was accused by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin of having no sense of urgency about the increased risk of people dying in hospitals du(...)

Gerry Adams told the Dáil on Wednesday the total trolley patients figure of 479 included 40 in Our Lady of Lourdes hospital in his Louth constituency. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

There were 479 people “languishing on trolleys in hospital corridors’’ this morning, Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams said.He told the Dáil on Wednesday t(...)

Dr Fatima Hamroush at the Institute of International and European Affairs. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Libya’s former health minister has called for the introduction of martial law in that country and the setting up of a coalition government. Speaking (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the hospital trolley problem was not something which could be fixed overnight and the Government did not have endless resources. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The problem of patients on hospital trolleys would have been fixed years ago, if it was a question of money, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dail.“I(...)

The Taoiseach and Gerry Adams disagreed on the number of patients on trolleys, with Adams saying the number was 472.

Some 400 people were on hospital trolleys at 8 am on Wednesday, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil.“That will, obviously, decline during the course of(...)

A life sentence has been handed down to a man for murdering his wife in their home in Dundalk three years ago.Michael McDonagh (36) of College Manor, (...)

January was the worst month for emergency department overcrowding since the Government came to power, and the second-worst month ever, according to an(...)