‘We’re losing the battle at the moment – the criminals are winning.’ File photograph: Getty

The ransomware attackers such as those who targeted the Health Service Executive, often based in Russia and elsewhere in eastern Europe, are highly sk(...)

Carole Troy, a breast cancer survivor

A cancer survivor has said she has been left “in complete limbo”, after her hospital tests were cancelled due to the health service cyberattack, which(...)

Keith Lambe in Phoenix Park. The former St John Ambulance member says there were several incidents where the abuser showed up unexpectedly during first-aid duties at Dublin Zoo, to spot check cadets on their skills. Photograph:  Donall Farmer

Concerns about alleged child sexual abuse by a former senior St John Ambulance officer were an “open secret” in the paramedic organisation for years, (...)

In Northern Ireland, there were no deaths linked to Covid-19 reported over the weekend. File photograph.

The delayed daily Covid-19 figures for Friday, May 14th and Saturday, May 15th have been released by the Department of Health. Publication of the fi(...)

The offices of the Department of Health on Lower Baggot Street in Dubliny. File photograph: Bryan James Brophy/The Irish Times.

The Department of Health has been targeted in a cyberattack similar to that in recent days on the Health Service Executive (HSE), prompting the shutti(...)

People who have booked a Covid-19 test already are advised to go to their appointment as scheduled. File photograph: iStock

Thousands of procedures, appointments and scans scheduled for patients this week have been cancelled as a result of the biggest cybercrime attack seen(...)

The Rotunda cancelled appointments on Friday. The HSE confirmed the cyberattack hit all hospital IT systems. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

The Health Service Executive (HSE) is currently examining to what extent patients’ medical records are among data that has been “compromised,” as a re(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin: “We’re very clear we will not be paying any ransom.” Photograph: Daragh McSweeney

Thousands of procedures, appointments and scans scheduled for patients next week have been cancelled as a result of the biggest cybercrime attack seen(...)

People awaiting Covid-19 test results have been asked to continue to self isolate. File photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The randomware attack on the HSE will impede the ability of the health service to organise effective testing and to measure the total number of cases,(...)

Taoiseach Micheal Martin said it would take some days to assess the impact of the attack. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has insisted Ireland will not pay any ransom to hackers who attacked the state’s health service. Earlier, Minister of State(...)

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