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Donna-Marie Cullen: ‘It’s a situation that’s out of your hands.’ Photograph: Tom Honan

It is a case of so near and yet so far for PR and marketing executive Donna-Marie Cullen (36), who was in the very last stages of treatment for an agg(...)

The function of the NTPF is to arrange for the provision of hospital treatment to certain patients, often in cases where lengthy waiting lists in the public system delay their appointments. Photograph: iStock

University Hospital Kerry has been accused of “significant delays” in sending over 100 patients for endoscopes at a private hospital. It is understoo(...)

HSE chief executive  Paul Reid said people were ‘generally waiting their turn’ for the vaccine and ‘where there are breaches we treat them seriously’. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

A further 18 deaths due to and 761 new cases of the virus were reported in the State by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) on Wednesday(...)

Like teachers, childcare workers are placed 11th in the Government plan for allocating vaccines to different groups in society. File Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Childcare workers were vaccinated at the Beacon Hospital in Dublin earlier this month. The HSE’s Dublin Midlands Hospital Group (DMHG) (...)

Hospitals in Galway are to defer all but the very urgent and time-critical inpatient and day surgery.  Photograph: Getty Images

Hospitals across the country are to defer elective or non-urgent procedures as well as outpatient appointments due to the surge in Covid-19 case numbe(...)

The number of healthcare workers absent due to Covid-19 stood at 1,697 on October 21st, the same day Level 5 restrictions were introduced. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of health staff off work for Covid-related issues surged to almost five times its summer level in recent weeks, internal Health Service Exe(...)

 A view through the door into to the Covid ICU (Intensive Care Unit) at St. Vincents University Hospital.Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Much of the commentary by civic, political and other authorities is a double cause for concern. Firstly, it probably is a manifestation of their own l(...)

Most of the residents in the  Nightingale Nursing Home in Ballinasloe, Co Galway, have contracted coronavirus. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Staff at a nursing home in Co Galway in which 26 out of 28 residents have tested positive for Covid-19 have said they “feel abandoned” and are “in dir(...)

Shoppers walk past Covid signs in Celbridge, Co Kildare. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

A former Fianna Fáil minister is among a group of Irish doctors calling on the Government its change its pandemic strategy to “co-existing” with Covid(...)

Dr Marcus de Brun: As well as resigning his HSE list of patients, he has shut down his Twitter account. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A Dublin GP says he has decided to close his practice after being threatened with suspension by the Medical Council over his anti-lockdown and anti-ma(...)

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