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An American policeman wears a ‘Flu Mask’ to protect himself from the outbreak of Spanish flu following the first World War. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

When a major new epidemic of disease appeared in east Ulster and north Leinster in the early summer of 1918, Irish newspapers initially flagged it as (...)

The highest number of delays was in Dublin’s Mater hospital where some 1,405 people over 75 had to wait more than 24 hours for admission between January and March. File photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Nearly 15,000 people over the age of 75 were forced to wait more than 24 hours to be seen in emergency departments in the first three months of 2018, (...)

University Hospital Waterford. File photograph: Google Street View.

The lack of a 24/7 catherisation laboratory at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) had no impact on the survival chances of a farmer who died while be(...)

Despite suffering three heart attacks, Una McDermott had to wait 19 hours for treatment until University Hospital Waterford’s cardiac unit opened on a Monday morning. She died three weeks later.

A Waterford woman who suffered three heart attacks had to wait 19 hours for an emergency operation because of the lack of cardiac services in the city(...)

Caroline Lynch, organ donation coordinator:  “I’m humbled and privileged to journey with families at such an intense and dark moment in their lives.” Photograph: Tom Honan

Caroline Lynch has been an organ donation coordinator for about two years. The former paediatric intensive care nurse says that a lot of people ask he(...)

Jack O’Driscoll is a first-year Environmental Engineering student at Cork Institute of Technology.

The family of a teenager left paralysed following a freak accident during Storm Emma have spoken of their gratitude to the public after a fundraising (...)

Vitali Skirpanovs: “I had €3,000 in my wallet, I got hit with a bar in the back of my head. I woke up in a pool of blood. I lost my cash.” Photograph Nick Bradshaw

For Vitali Skirpanovs (42), having a bed continuously for over a week in the extreme weather shelter was “really nice”. From Latvia – one of the 10 (...)

Dr John G Cooney: devoted his life to the care of others

Dr John G Cooney, a leading psychiatrist and former medical director of the Daughters of Charity and associate medical director of St Patrick’s Hospit(...)

Blood supplies are down to just three days’ worth as 620 patients were on trolleys on Tuesday morning.

There were 620 people on trolleys or on wards waiting for admission to a hospital bed on Tuesday, nurses have said. The Irish Nurses and Midwives Or(...)

Prof Niall O’Donohoe: wise, resourceful  and  compassionate

Those who knew the late Prof Niall O’Donohoe in recent years will recall a softly spoken polymath, a kindly grandfather figure and an incorrigible rom(...)

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