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Overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick has again hit very high  levels, with 80 patients waiting for admission in its emergency department on Tuesday.

There are nearly 590 patients deemed to require admission to hospital waiting in emergency departments or on wards for a bed, nurses have said. The I(...)

Maria and Barry with Luca and a photograph  of his big sister Lola.

When Barry Flynn and Maria Monzon were expecting their first baby, they were naturally excited and delighted. Living in Trim, Co Meath, Barry is a lo(...)

Gardaí have taken possession of the man’s vehicle for forensic testing, including DNA testing. File Photograph: Donall Farmer/PA Wire

Gardaí investigating an allegation of sexual assault against a well-known sports figure have seized a vehicle for forensic examination. The alleged a(...)

Sinéad Deevy, Kashka Sankowska and their daughter Sofia.  The couple has been  unable to secure Irish citizenship for their daughter born through IVF in Spain

An Irish/Polish married same-sex couple, who have been unable to secure Irish citizenship for their daughter born through IVF in Spain, have called on(...)

Conor McGregor arriving at the Criminal Courts of Justice  on Dublin’s Parkgate Street on Friday. Photograph: Collins

Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor has appeared in court charged with assaulting a man in a south Dublin pub earlier this year. Mr McGregor (3(...)

The Wee Care crèche  in Monkstown, Co Dublin has settled a damages  claim for  €32,500.

A two-year-old boy, who fell and lacerated his left eyebrow while washing his hands in a créche bathroom, has been awarded €32,500 damages against Wee(...)

Volunteers tied  ribbons around trees due to be cut down for BusConnects on Merrion Road in Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

One of the lesser-reported movements in Dublin at the moment is the drive to save urban trees. Across the capital, small pockets of residents are putt(...)

Devinish Road in Kimmage. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

What’s so good about Kimmage? Split between Dublin 6W and Dublin 12, Kimmage boasts an intriguing history. In the 1950s, the area had its own cinema,(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris believes the current structure of the Garda force is too complex. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Under the new plans set out by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris to reorganise the force, the number of Garda regions is being reduced from six to four,(...)

A view of the construction site of the national children’s hospital. File photograph Tom Honan

The Health Service Executive spent more than €11 million on consultancy fees for the National Children’s hospital group last year, and more than €1 mi(...)

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