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Hospital cleaners are among the thousands of support staff across the country who will be balloted on strike action. File photograph: Getty

The Government is facing a potential national strike by support staff in hospitals across the country including porters, security personnel, cleaners (...)

Nurses strike outside Connolly Hospital in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

By David Raleigh University Hospital Limerick University Hospital Limerick (UHL) was the most overcrowded hospital in the country for the third day i(...)

 Jan O’Sullivan of Labour: “I am feeling very emotional today, because I was there in 1983, and the atmosphere was so incredibly different then.” File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Two out of three people in Limerick city have voted in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment. The highest percentage of Yes votes were recorded in(...)

Sharon Groarke,  Bernie Kirwan and Catherine Wallace, support nurses at Hope Cancer Support Centre, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Being diagnosed with cancer can be the biggest shock of your life and coping with treatment and recovery is often a lonely journey – even if you are s(...)

Photograph:  Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Two men have been arrested following a stabbing in Limerick early this morning. The men, aged 19 and 20, were held in relation to the stabbing on Ba(...)

Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy imposed the mandatory life sentences on Ger Hogan and Dylan Hayes.

Two men have been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of murdering a man at a house party that descended into violence. Dylan Hayes (...)

Irish actress Ruth Negga: "I don't think I was prepared for how much I have to talk about myself. I find that intensely boring."

Ruth Negga accommodates a rare combination of strength and frailty. She professes to nervousness when speaking in public. She talks sincerely of a ne(...)

Plans to relocate the entire maternity hospital on the Ennis Road in Limerick  to a purpose-built state-of-the-art site at University Hospital Limerick  in Dooradoyle (above)  were  unveiled last year as part of the Government’s €27 billion capital plan. File photograph: Google Street View

Pregnant women at risk of losing their babies cannot be expected to wait for a new maternity hospital in order to get separate care, the chief executi(...)

The farm in Newtownshandrum, Co Cork where an 8-year-old girl was killed and her 11-year-old friend critically injured by a tractor yesterday. Photograph: Provision

Health and Safety Authority inspectors have begun examining the scene of a fatal farm accident in Co Cork at the weekend which claimed the life of an (...)