Michelle Kingston: ‘We’re just being bombarded. We don’t have the capacity.’

A nurse working in Cork University Hospital (CUH) has described the current conditions in the hospital’s emergency department as “inhumane” and “like (...)

Ambulance crews were facing delays of up to  seven hours outside hospital emergency departments while waiting to handover patients. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Ambulance personnel in Co Clare had to undertake a round-trip of more than 900km to Tipperary and Cork during one 12-hour shift over the weekend while(...)

There are record levels of overcrowding at Cork University Hospital (CUH) on Friday with 73 patients on trolleys wiating for bed, nurses have said.  . Image: Google Street View

Overcrowding at Cork University Hospital (CUH) hit record levels on Friday, when 73 patients were counted waiting on trolleys and in wards for admissi(...)

Hazel Murray (9) from Aghabullogue, Co Cork.

The mother of a nine-year-old girl with an intellectual disability and behavioural problems who has twice been refused a home care support package has(...)

The collision occurred in Cappamore, Co Limerick. File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A baby boy and a man in his 70s have died following two collisions in Limerick and Galway on Friday. In the Limerick incident, a mother and her infa(...)

Karen Harrington, who is four-and-a-half months pregnant, made her second court appearance this morning in connection with the death of Santina Cawley. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Cork Courts

A 35-year-old woman has been further remanded in custody after being charged with the murder of a two-year-old girl in an apartment in Cork city last (...)

The 19-year-old man from the Clonmel area in South Tipperary died in Cork University Hospital (CUH) on Sunday afternoon.  Photograph: Google Street View

A teenager who took ill after a suspected drugs overdose at the Indiependence music festival in North Cork over the weekend, has died in hospital. Ja(...)

Gardai and forensic officers at the Elderwood Complex in Boreenmanna Road in Cork where the 2 year-old girl died. Photograph: Provision

A woman has been arrested in connection with the death of two-year-old girl at an apartment block in Cork city last Friday. The woman is being held f(...)

The INMO said trolley figures were ‘exceptionally high’. File photograph: Frank Miller

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he does not yet “fully understand” why overcrowding is increasing in Cork, Limerick and Galway hospitals. Latest Iris(...)

The four centres against which action was taken by the Mental Health Commission included   St Aloysius ward at Dublin’s  Mater Hospital,  as well as the department of psychiatry in Connolly Hospital, LeBrun and Whitethorn House, in the Vergemount Mental Health Facility, Clonskeagh, Dublin and the acute mental health unit in Cork University Hospital. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Enforcement action has been taken against four inpatient psychiatric facilities over failures to meet appropriate standards following inspections, the(...)

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