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University Hospital Limerick has set a daily record for overcrowding, with 95 patients waiting for admission on Tuesday morning. Photograph: iStock

University Hospital Limerick (UHL) has set a daily record for overcrowding, with 95 patients waiting for admission on Tuesday morning. The hospital, (...)

The Irish Association of Emergency Medicine (IAEM) said suggestions that various ‘tests’ can be carried out to ascertain what, if any, substance has been inoculated are “ill-informed”

There have been “relatively few” incidents of spiking by injection in Ireland, according to doctors in emergency medicine. Last month, gardaí confirm(...)

Emer McLysaght: ‘In late 2019 I was granted that almost mythical HSE funding to take a bed in a private psychiatric hospital for eating disorder treatment.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Last week I donated to a Go Fund Me appeal following a plea from a young Cork woman desperate for treatment for her eating disorder. She needed €60,00(...)

A recent study sound farmers in the midwest completed an average of 16,452 steps and 124 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per day, although mostly in bouts of less than 10 minutes. Photograph: David Silverman/Getty Images

They toil in the great outdoors from dawn to dusk but Irish farmers may not be reaping the health dividend many assume – new research finds them seve(...)

The number of beds available in the hospital system plummeted to 162 last week, from 467 the week before. File photograph: Getty

The HSE has warned of “significant challenges” in hospital emergency departments (EDs) leading to longer waits and higher trolley numbers. The number(...)

 Anne O’Connor, HSE chief operations officer, said the large voluntary hospitals in Dublin had resumed outpatient treatment, but only 40% of outpatients nationally would be seen this week. File photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

The HSE has said systems for hospitals’ radiotherapy and laboratory facilities remain “very compromised” almost two weeks after a damaging cyberattack(...)

Arkphire chief executive Paschal Naylor: deal will ‘equip us with the ability to extend our global reach and further evolve our service offering to customers’

Irish IT consulting and managed-services company Arkphire is to be acquired by US firm Presidio for a total cash consideration of $142 million (€120 m(...)

Training amongst medical staff in identifying signs of child abuse ‘has been stepped up in the past month’

Irish doctors are concerned that children in families under increased stress due to Covid-19 are at risk of abuse, a consultant in paediatric emergenc(...)

HSE chief executive Paul Reid with Anne O’Connor, chief operations officer, at the Health Service Executive weekly press briefing in  Dublin. Photograph:  Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Contacts of people confirmed to have Covid-19 are four times more likely to test positive for the disease, Health Service Executive (HSE) figures show(...)

Although emergency departments have been less busy since coronavirus emerged, admissions to hospital wards have remained more or less the same. File photograph: The Irish Times

Emergency departments (EDs) in hospitals cannot be allowed to become “reservoirs” for future outbreaks of Covid-19 due to a lack of investment in infr(...)

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