A  hospital outpatient waiting room: the total number  on outpatient lists  in Irish hospitals  at the end of last year was 300,752, but they reached 343,412 in May. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Almost 350,000 people are waiting for an outpatient appointment, according to the latest figures from the Health Service Executive (HSE). The figures(...)

Her pink shoe: one of the images photographed by artist Marie Brett for a project on the impact of infant loss, which opens at the Galway Arts Centre early next month.

A tiny baby’s blanket tied with ribbons, a christening gown and two identity bracelets are among images photographed by artist Marie Brett for a proj(...)

In April, ambulance crews waited an average 35 minutes to hand over patients  at  Limerick Regional. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

When an ambulance is delayed at an emergency department (ED) not only is the patients enduring additional distress, but the ambulance is denied to som(...)

Full list of candidates One of a handful of counties where city and county councils have been merged, the new Waterford County Local Authoritie(...)

A garda at the scene of a stabbing at John’s Avenue in Waterford city this morning. Picture:  Mary Browne

A man has been taken to hospital after he was stabbed in Waterford city this morning. The incident happened just before 7am at the man’s(...)

The black BMW had been reported missing from a car sales yard at Brosna in Birr between 1am and 1.40am this morning.

An 18-year-old teenager was killed and his friend seriously injured when the car they were driving crashed into a wall. Tributes were l(...)

Kevin Haugh in action during the West Clare Mini Marathon from Carrigaholt to Kilkee. Photograph: John Kelly

An Imperfect Storm opens on Haugh’s Strand, in Lisheencrona on the west Clare pen(...)

A widow who claimed she was knocked down by Father Dougal and injured by a milk float used in the cult television comedy show Father Ted has settled a High Court action for damages.

A widow who claimed she was knocked down by Father Dougal and injured by a milk float used in the cult television comedy show (...)

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a fatal crash at Legan Village in Co Longford.

A Fine Gael TD has paid tribute to his “exceptional secretary and loyal friend” who died in a road crash in Co Longford. Longford/Westmea(...)

Ruth and Paul Gilhool with their sons, Kieran and Ronan, at home in Ballynacally, Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013: Our Ronan has just turned eight and is still recovering from an operation to remove a lump above his knee. His doctor said (...)