More than 500 people are awaiting admission to hospital on trolleys in emergency departments around the country. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Overcrowding in some hospitals is at record levels, as the number of patients on trolleys nationally remains high. University Hospital Limerick(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: More money would also have to be made available for home care packages. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has called for the removal of the budget cap on the Fair Deal nursing home scheme as a way of tackling the overcrowdi(...)

The car that was in the crash on the N78 near Athy, Co Kildare, in which four young women lost their lives. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Gardaí investigating the crash in Co Kildare that claimed the lives of four young women have not yet been able to interview the driver of the car they(...)

The four young women who died in a crash near Athy, Co Kildare on Tuesday night have been identified as (from left) Ashling Middleton; Charmaine Carroll; Gemma Nolan and Niamh Doyle

Ashling Middleton Ms Middleton (19) was a second-year student of English and Anthropology at NUI Maynooth. Originally from Rathcoole, Co Dublin, she g(...)

The scene of the fatal accident on the N78 near Athy Co. Kildare on Tuesday night. Photograph: Michael O’Rourke 0:55

Gardaí investigating the road traffic collision that has left four young women dead have spoken to a number of witnesses who reported seeing the women(...)

Nurses at hospitals across the State are being balloted on industrial action amid concern about the impact of overcrowding on patient safety and staf(...)

The scene of the fatal accident   on the N78 near  Athy Co. Kildare on Tuesday night. Photograph: Michael O’Rourke

At least four young women have been killed in a crash in Co Kildare. Garda sources said the scene was one of “chaos” and that several fatalities had o(...)

Gardaí said woman’s injuries were regarded as relatively minor and were in no way life threatening. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A woman has been hospitalised after being stabbed in a knife attack in Co Kildare.The victim, who is in her 60s, sustained a number of wounds during t(...)

With Road Safety Week to begin today, the authorities confirmed that six people have died after incidents in Kildare, Meath, Dublin, Cork and Down.

Six people have been killed and a number of others have been injured in road crashes over the weekend. With Road Safety Week to begin today, the autho(...)

 Hospital overcrowding is worsening, with the number of patients left waiting on trolleys 19 per cent higher than a year ago, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has said. Photograph by Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Hospital overcrowding is worsening, with the number of patients left waiting on trolleys 19 per cent higher than a year ago, the Irish Nurses and Midw(...)