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New dedicated cataract theatres in Nenagh Hospital and the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital are looking to take patients from other hospitals shortly.

Appalling, record-breaking waiting lists have become a ubiquitous feature of the Irish hospital system in the last five years. So much so it seems the(...)

 Nurse Derek Cromwell wants politicians to experience the lack of facilities at University Hospital Limerick: “We’ve been treated like crap, by the Government and the HSE.” Photograph: David Raleigh

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been challenged by a nurse to spend five days on a trolley in the under-pressure University Hospital Limerick emergency dep(...)

65 Roses Day: Alfie Dardis, age 6 From Stepaside , who lives with cystic fibrosis, and his best friend, Ava Casserly, age 6 from Dundrum pictured at the launch. Photo: Tom Honan

Almost 1,400 people are currently living with cystic fibrosis (CF) in Ireland. The incidence of this chronic inherited lung disease is higher in Irela(...)

Part of crowd striking for climate change on Molesworth street, Dublin. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Young people across Ireland are protesting this lunchtime at 37 rallies seeking urgent action to address the growing threat of climate breakdown. The(...)

Joe Gough is narrowly beaten by David Roy Wilcox of Great Britain in the Men’s 800 Metres Masters Final at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Portland, Oregon, in 2016. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images for IAAF

“There’s no reason why I can’t enjoy another 30, 35 years in this sport,” says Joe Gough, a perfectly reasonable statement, even if coming from a 66-y(...)

Nursing is a demanding job, made more difficult these days because public hospitals are full all the time. Photograph: Regis Duvignau

The nurses are going on strike and one of their grievances is poor staffing levels. But there’s a serious question hovering out there: are there too m(...)

A file image of Cllr David Doran (right) and former  Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams. Image via Twitter

A Sinn Féin councillor in Tipperary has resigned after men were excluded from running in the party’s general election selection convention last year. (...)

Under the Property Marking scheme, local councils buy a “telesis device” which uses laser technology to mark items, from tractors to mobile phones, with the owner’s Eircode

A scheme established three years ago to combat rural crime by getting farmers to mark their property with unique identifiers has ceased after fewer th(...)

A Skull in Connemara: Jarlath Tivnan, Maria McDermottroe and Pat Shortt in Decadent Theatre Company’s 2018 production of Martin McDonagh’s play. Photograph: Darragh Kane

On January 2nd, 1996, I hitched a lift from Nenagh to Galway. Thumbing was something I had mastered during my college years, but on this particular w(...)

Declan Daly of SuperHomes Ireland; Margaret Hennessy, homeowner; Sean Sherlock TD; John Lahart TD; and Brian Stanley, vice chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action

Travelling along the M7 motorway on a grey Tuesday, a ferocious gust of a wind blows open a luggage compartment door on the bus as it makes its way to(...)

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