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“The health service does not have enough beds to support our population,” INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha says. File photograph: Alan Betson

Last year was the worst ever on record for overcrowding in the country’s public hospitals, nurses have said. More than 108,200 patients deemed to req(...)

The HSE will spend €30 million on extra beds, and set up ‘winter-ready’ clinics for older persons and those with chronic diseases

The Health Service Executive has said that it “absolutely expects” that the number of people who will spend time on trolleys in hospitals this winter (...)

The couple were found dead in the house on Wednesday evening. File photograph: PA

An elderly couple found dead at their home on the outskirts of Kilkenny city may have died from carbon monoxide poisoning. The deceased couple have b(...)

David Boland (34) who was fatally stabbed  in Athy, Co Kildare on Thursday. Photograph via Facebook

A man stabbed to death in Athy on Thursday has been named as 34-year-old David Boland from Nurney, Co Kildare. Gardaí are investigating the circumsta(...)

Nearly 8,000 patients had to wait on trolleys and chairs in hospitals last month for admission to a hospital bed, nurses have revealed. The Irish Nur(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government Eoghan Murphy at the launch of the establishment of the Land Development Agency.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Government policy is fuelling further land speculation and making the housing crisis worse, a leading housing expert has warned. University College D(...)

The law library in the Four Courts. File photograph: David Sleator

A woman with terminal ovarian cancer who sued over an alleged failure to take adequate measures to protect her from the risk of developing the disease(...)

Police officers stand next to a section of playing field near Amesbury Baptist Church  in Amesbury. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters.

Britain’s counter-terrorism chief said on Wednesday that two people who are critically ill in hospital in Wiltshire were exposed to the Novichok nerve(...)

Investigating gardaí are appealing for witnesses or motorists who may have dash cam footage to come forward.

Gardaí­ are appealing for information following a suspected fatal “hit and run” collision in Co Longford. At about 11.45pm, a 32 year old male pedest(...)

Gardaí  in Kilkenny have asked anyone who noticed anything unusual to contact them.

A woman in her 60s has died after the SUV she was driving crashed into a ditch in Co Kilkenny on Sunday. The car was discovered at Birchwood, Kilmog(...)

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