Co Clare woman’s ordeal at University Hospital Limerick follow’s a similar case at Tallaght hospital. File photograph: Frank Miller

A 101-year old woman has had to endure a 25-hour wait on a trolley at the emergency department of University Hospital Limerick (UHL), in the second s(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: on Wednesday he told the Dáil he would like the commission’s remit to be extended to include the interconnector. Photograph: Frank Miller

Politics witnessed what Larry Gogan calls a “golden oldie” this week, a blast from the past that filled us all with nostalgia. In this instance, it wa(...)

Independent TD Peadar Tóibín stressed the campaign would be open those from all political traditions and none. File Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A national ‘day of action’, with demonstrations in towns across the State, will take place in early April, as part of a new national campaign against (...)

The Mater Hospital, Dublin where HIQA inspectors found ‘much evidence of practice that was not compliant’ with national standards.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

HIQA reports into hygiene standards in five hospitals published this morning have found evidence of inadequate hand hygiene leading to risk of infe(...)