The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation says  there were 439 patients waiting in emergency departments while 167 were in wards elsewhere in hospitals

There were 606 people on trolleys in emergency departments or on wards waiting for a bed on Monday morning, according to figures from the Irish Nurses(...)

Minister for Health said the the services ‘on offer tomorrow will be so much better than what we have in our country today’.  Photograph: PA

Abortion services have been introduced in the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday following a landslide vote in favour of liberalising the country’s laws. (...)

People drive carts outside Meadowvale Dairy Company in Charleville, c 1910. Photograph: National Library of Ireland/Flickr commons

Annie fed the donkey while she waited for her younger sister. Bridget had left her at the north end of main street, outside Lynch’s shop, to walk back(...)

 Rough sleepers set up a row of tents at the Ilac Centre, off Henry Street in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Every day across Dublin, thousands of people rely on others for food for a variety of reasons. Over the course of one day The Irish Times visited ser(...)

Magical Woodland Christmas at Castlecomer Discovery Park

Magical Woodland Christmas The woodlands of Castlecomer Discovery Park in Co Kilkenny have been transformed into a magical, Christmas wonderland with(...)

Daniel Sweeney in hospital after he was attacked following a  match between Horseleap United and Mullingar Town earlier in November.

Three Mullingar Town players have been banned from “all football activity” for a period of 40 years following a “vicious” assault on a referee at a ma(...)

Staffing problems come at a time when  sexual assault units have seen a 20 per cent increase in the number of people attending them since 2015. Photograph: iStock

Staffing levels at the country’s six sexual assault treatment units are “scandalous” the CEO of Dublin’s Rape Crisis Centre has said. Noeline Blackwe(...)

“Poetry has never let me down. Without poetry, I would have found life less comprehensible, less bearable and infinitely less enjoyable.”

Mullingar-born Josephine Hart harnessed early tragedy to become a publisher, writer, poetry promoter and television producer. She moved in London’s gl(...)

Daniel Sweeney was hospitalised when he was attacked after a match.

FAI chief executive John Delaney has agreed to meet with representatives of the Irish Soccer Referees’ Society (ISRS) next week to discuss the issue o(...)

The Thornton Hall site in north Dublin, purchased in 2005 for €29.9 million, cost €20 million more than an alternative site, the OPW report says. Photograph: Alan Betson

More than €31 million of taxpayers’ money was overpaid by the Office of Public Works (OPW) in five property deals over a four-year period, an internal(...)

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