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(...)

A man in his 70s has died in a crash in Co Monaghan.

A 70-year-old driver has died following a collision between a car and a tractor in Co Monaghan on Thursday evening. The man was seriously injured in t(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar warned of a possible upsurge in flu cases. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Overcrowding in hospital emergency departments has eased further, with 364 people on trolleys today, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organi(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: if influenza hits “we’ll be in great difficulty”. Photograph: Alan Betson

A possible surge in flu cases and the impending changeover of junior hospital posts may put further pressure on already overcrowded hospital emergen(...)