Emilie McCarthy at the launch their Why Are We Waiting? campaign. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Emilie McCarthy (22) first started experiencing arthritic symptoms when she started secondary school. “My legs weren’t working properly while walkin(...)

Margaret Fagan’s case came to light after a series of similar incidents in which elderly patients were left on trolleys for long periods. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The board of St James’s Hospital has apologised to a 93-year-old woman who spent 20 hours on a trolley last month. Following an article in The Irish (...)

Margaret Fagan (93), who spent 20 hours on a trolley in St James’s Hospital. Photograph: Rita Fagan

The daughter of a 93-year-old woman has complained of her “outrage” after her mother spent 20 hours on a hospital trolley following a nine-hour wait f(...)

A 39-year-old mechanic died after he a truck tyre he was inflating exploded, an inquest heard. Mariusz Cwenar, a father of theree originally from Pol(...)

A man (24) is in hospital after a shooting in Tallaght in Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Garda investigation was underway on Monday night after a young man was shot in Tallaght in Dublin. The 24-year-old man was in a car in Parkhill We(...)

 Wicklow fishermen Gerald Copeland and David Massey, two of the three crew on the  MFV Lavicca, at the launch of BIM’s Live to Tell the Tale safety campaign at Howth Pier in Dublin.  Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Whelk fisherman David Massey knew he was wearing no ordinary lifejacket when he hit the water unexpectedly about 11km off the coast of Wicklow in Apri(...)

Dr James Gray of Tallaght hospital.

A frail 85-year-old patient was subjected to “sensory torture” by being on a trolley for 29 hours this week, according to a consultant in Tallaght hos(...)

A senior executive at Tallaght hospital in Dublin is seeking an injunction stopping an inquiry into complaints against him by an emergency department (...)

The INMO has said that there are nearly 560 patients on trolleys in emergency departments and on wards at present. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Beaumont Hospital in Dublin has asked people to avoid or delay attending its emergency department as the number of patients having to wait on trolleys(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar continued a long standing tradition in 2015 by throwing money at the problems in the health service. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

It is a mark of how dire a state the Irish health service is in that the end-of-year figures for waiting lists and queues can be considered a qualifi(...)