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When, one is entitled to ask, will real reform of the health service begin? Waiting lists for appointments and operations are at record levels, as are(...)

The strategy is likely to again raised concerns among activists in the midlands regarding the future role of the regional hospital in Portlaoise (above) where campaigners have been opposed to any downgrading of existing 24/7 emergency services. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Emergency care may be removed from some hospitals in the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group as part of a new five-year reform strategy which was launched (...)

Midland Regional Hospital: The deaths of five babies in Portlaoise were reported in 2014 and scores of women have come forward with stories of adverse events in the maternity unit.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Health Service Executive has said the long-awaited report into whether any health service staff have a case to answer over the deaths of babies at(...)

The INMO said there were 483 patients awaiting admission to a hospital bed on trolleys  on Friday, down from nearly 600 on Thursday, and a record  677 on Wednesday

There were more than 2,400 patients on trolleys waiting for a hospital bed at some stage since the start of the new year, nurses have said. While th(...)

Most of the wind and solar energy powering Georgetown in Texas is travelling halfway across a state on a par with France in terms of physical size.

Georgetown in the state of Texas is one of the only cities in the United States powered entirely by renewable energy sources. As the city is overwhelm(...)

There will need to be an extra 600,000 jobs created by 2040 in order to keep the vast majority of the estimated population of 6 million in employment. Photograph: The Irish Times

Ireland will need an additional 550,000 homes to accommodate an estimated population increase of one million people by 2040 according to the Governmen(...)

Man was knocked down crossing Main Street in Edgeworthstown at around 2.30am on Sunday

A man is in a serious condition in hospital after being knocked down in a suspected hit and run in Co Longford. The man, who is in his late 20s, was (...)

Go-Ahead’s London bus business has failed to retain some contracts in the face of increased competition. Photograph: iStock

Go-Ahead Group, the company recently awarded a contract to run around 10 per cent of Dublin Bus routes, aims to make 15-20 per cent of its profit abro(...)

Luas Cross City archaeologists uncover the skeletons of up to 1,700 cholera victims buried in two  trench graves near Grangegorman, in 2015.

Explore our exclusive online interactive map of Luas Cross City excavation work and findings on irishtimes.com What happens when you peel back the su(...)

A number of settlements have been increased following the Court of Appeal’s “Russell” judgement.

An €11.6m settlement for a young girl with cerebral palsy has been increased by €3.9m to more than €15.6 million as a result of a recent ruling affect(...)

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