John Eagle, about to get chemotherapy for the first time

I am a survivor. It scared the living beejeepers out of me a year ago when I was told I had cancer of the oesophagus, a rush of cold sweat flowing dow(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny: ‘There are clearly changes that are needed in the structures of the way things have been done.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar says it is a “real tragedy” that a wrong reading of an X-ray has lead to a delayed cancer diagnosis. The Minis(...)

Gardai have appealed for witnesses to a fatal crash in Co Cork to contact them. File  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A woman has died following a two-car collision in Co Cork.The incident took place at Coppeen East, Enniskeane, at about 9.00am.The woman, who was in h(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin has ruled out emergency funding for the Department of Health to combat hospital overcrowding. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin has ruled out emergency funding for the Department of Health to combat hospital overcrowding. The numbe(...)

The number of patients on trolleys has dropped sharply this morning after hitting record levels over the previous two days. Getty Images.

The number of patients on trolleys has dropped sharply this morning after hitting record levels over the previous two days.There are 371 patients wait(...)

It is understood the boy was stuck by the digger and sustained serious injuries. He was rushed to Bantry Hospital but was later pronounced dead.

A three-year-old boy has died in Cork after being struck by a mechanical digger on a farm. Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) are invest(...)