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The HSE said in a written parliamentary answer that the full capacity protocol had been invoked 199 times last year at Cork University Hospital and 150 times at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.

Hospitals across the State implemented their highest level measures for dealing with emergency department overcrowding – known as their full capacity(...)

Medical reports revealed that David Tyrrell had suffered a deformity which was obvious at conversational distance. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A schoolboy who suffered a severe crush injury to the tip of his left ring finger has accepted a €35,000 damages settlement against his school. Ivan (...)

When interviewed by gardaí David McDermott    initially denied assaulting his stepson and said he simply exhorted him to get a job. He  said he loved him like a son.

A man assaulted his adult stepson and threatened to slit his throat in a row over keeping the garden tidy, a Dublin court has heard. David McDermott (...)

Emer Cannon is charged with causing serious harm to her three-year-old daughter.

A woman charged with causing serious harm to her three year-old daughter, who has since died, has been remanded in custody for two weeks. Emer Canno(...)

A garda at the scene at Aubrey Grove Shankill, Co Dublin  on Saturday. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

A three-year-old girl who was on life-support after an alleged assault in her home in Co Dublin at the weekend has died. The child was taken to hospi(...)

A house in Shankill, Co Dublin being examined by Garda forensic experts after a girl (3) was taken to hospital. Photograph: Collins

A woman in her 40s has been charged with the assault of a three-year-old girl. She appeared at a special sitting of Bray District Court on Sunday eve(...)

  Sean O’Reilly  will walk with a halo brace on his leg for three months. Photograph: John O’Reilly

The father of the 14-year-old boy who was seriously injured by a hit and run driver in Dublin has appealed to the driver to come forward. Sean O’Reil(...)

Sean O’Reilly (14) remains in a serious condition in hospital following a hit-and-run in Tallaght on Sunday.

The 14-year-old boy who was knocked off his bike in a hit and run on Sunday evening remains in a serious condition in hospital. Sean O’Reilly was str(...)

Gardaí at Tallaght are appealing for witnesses after 14-year-old cyclist was seriously injured in a hit and run on Sunday night. Sean O’Reilly was s(...)

The INMO said the latest figures marked a 128 per cent increase on the numbers recorded in 2007. Photograph: iStock

January was the worst ever month for hospital overcrowding, nurses have said. The Irish Nurses and Midwives’ Organisation (INMO) said there were more(...)

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