Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The first facilities of the new national children’s hospital will open within days despite a warning from senior doctors that it will be unsafe, healt(...)

More than 19,000  children in Ireland were waiting longer than 12 months to see a specialist. Photograph: iStock

There are nearly 50,000 children waiting to see a paediatrician for an outpatient appointment, hospital consultants have said. The Irish Hospital Con(...)

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association  and the Irish Medical Organisation have said there are  about 500 hospital consultant posts  vacant around the county. Photograph: Getty Images

A shortage of medical consultants means that a new paediatric out-patient and urgent-care centre at Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown, Dublin, will (...)

Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Healthcare authorities have insisted that the first phase of the new national children’s hospital will open on schedule this summer despite there bein(...)