Tallaght Hospital is among the facilities that will be give extra funding to provide additional diagnostic services for patients.

Hospitals are to be given about €1 million to secure additional capacity to provide diagnostic services for patients – including from the private sec(...)

The Home First team at St James’s Hospital, Dublin: Sinead Flynn, social worker; Sinead O’Connor, occupational therapist; Lucinda Edge, physiotherapist; Paul Staunton,  clinical director, emergency medicine. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An initiative aimed at keeping frail older patients attending emergency departments out of hospital and supported at home has saved almost 4,000 bed n(...)

Kieran Byrne (58) died of head injuries in Beaumont Hospital

A man crushed by a bull at a Co Offaly farm died due to head injuries, an inquest heard. Kieran Byrne (58) from Cadamstown, Kinnity, Co Offaly was ta(...)

Fr Tony Coote Tony and his many supporters have so far raised more than €500,000 for MND – more than twice his original targer: Photograph: Dave Meehan

Last April, Fr Tony Coote, a 54-year-old priest from the parish of Mount Merrion in Dublin vowed to me he would arrange a 550km walk from Donegal to B(...)

Some patients said there was a lack of privacy when consultants were discussing medical histories. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than 13,000 patients were surveyed for Hiqa’s National Patience Experience Survey last May and the reports on 39 hospitals include many of their (...)

 Nicole Kidman joins Graham Norton on Friday. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

The Late Late Show Friday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm After a heroic performance on Saturday which saw Ireland defeating the All Blacks by 16-9, man of the match(...)

Dr Ruairi Hanley: other, downgraded hospitals are “glorified nursing homes”. Photograph: James Forde

When the recent head of the health service says he would not want to be treated in your hospital, then you should know you have a problem. Navan hosp(...)

The Irish Heart Foundation and stroke survivors protesting at Beaumont Hospital on Monday, World Stroke Day, over breakdown in essential equipment. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Irish Heart Foundation and stroke survivors have protested outside Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital on World Stroke Day over what they describe as “an i(...)

Western Building Systems has constructed a psychiatric and cystic fibrosis units at Beaumont in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Health Service Executive has said there are no safety concerns “at this time” in relation to the hospital projects built by construction company W(...)

Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian McGrath called on the NTA to have a “meaningful and extensive consultation” with the disabled and the elderly. Photograph: Eric Luke

Changes to Dublin’s bus network under a €2 billion overhaul show a disregard for the disabled and elderly, Minister of State for Disability Issues Fin(...)

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