Leo Varadkar: says he has no interest in making things look either better or worse than they are. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has acknowledged that thousands of patients are languishing on unpublished waiting lists for scans and other tests bu(...)

Up until Thursday morning, a total of 188 traffic fatalities have occurred this year. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

ZARA ZHUANGA man aged 28 has died after being seriously injured when the car he was driving collided with a truck on Thursday at 3.30pm. The collision(...)

RTÉ’s Seán O’Rourke: “I felt almost sense of bereavement when I heard the news.”   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The final edition of the Connacht Sentinel has hit newsstands in Galway city as the tabloid becomes the latest newspaper to fall victim to challengi(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: “These measures will take some time to work . . . this means  the numbers are likely to get worse over the next few months before they get better.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hospital waiting lists, trolley numbers and delays in discharging well patients continue to soar, according to the latest figures from the Health Ser(...)

Coroner Brian Farrell said he was bringing in a verdict of medical misadventure,  stressing that  this  in no way cast blame on medical professionals. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A baby born at Limerick Regional Hospital was transferred between three hospitals before she died at Our Lady’s Hospital Crumlin, a Coroner’s Court wa(...)

In its recent briefing material for Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, the Department of Health said it was in consultation with the HSE reagarding the need for a further evaluation of the market place to establish its capacity to recruit and retain candidates of the calibre required in the context of a 5-year contract term.

A number of senior HSE managers are to be re-deployed on a two-year contract basis to fill key vacant chief executive positions in its new hospital gr(...)

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash in Co Carlow last night.  The incident occurred on the R724 at Ballymoon near Bagenalstown at about 8.50pm.

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash in Co Carlow last night. The incident occurred on the R724 at Ballymoon near Bagenalstown at about 8.50pm. The ma(...)

A garda outside St Otteran’s Psychiatric Unit in Waterford where one woman was fatally stabbed and two others were injured. Photograph: Damien Tiernan via Twitter  St Otteran’s Psychiatric Unit in Waterford.

A man in his thirties is due in court this morning in connection with a fatal stabbing of a female resident of St Otteran’s Psychiatric Unit in Waterf(...)

A woman died following a stabbing incident at a psyhciatric hospital in Co Waterford last night.

A male psychiatric patient is being questioned in connection with a series of incidents which left one patient dead, another seriously injured and a s(...)

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(...)