The longest delays were in the southeast of the country: almost 23,000 children and adolescents are waiting on an appointment. File photograh: Getty Images

Tens of thousands of children are languishing on dental waiting lists, many “suffering through pain and infections”, Fianna Fáil’s health spokesman St(...)

The Coombe Women and Infants hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan for The Irish Times

About 2-3 per cent of pregnancies involve a congenital abnormality, of which about 15 per cent are life-limiting, or potentially so. Major congenital (...)

“We do expect to see influenza circulating for several weeks yet,” Dr John Cuddihy said. From left: Dr John Cuddihy, Joe Ryan, HSE, Dr Cillian DeGascun, Liam Woods, Angela Fitzgerald at a HSE media update on the seasonal flu/winter plan. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

There has been a “significant increase” in the number of patients hospitalised due to the flu last week, Health Service Executive (HSE) officials have(...)

The Coombe is the only one of the three big Dublin maternity units that has not yet started taking referrals for women seeking abortions. File photograph: Barry Cronin

The law on providing terminations in the case of fatal fetal abnormalities is set out in Section 11 of the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregna(...)

Hiqa had concerns about five Brothers of Charity facilities. File photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

Health and social care inspectors have said they were “very concerned” about their findings at a centre for people with disabilities operated by the B(...)

Tralee Town park run  in Co Kerry. Young and not so young from around the area participate in the weekly 2km junior park run which starts at 9.30am on a Sunday. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

We’re halfway through January, so how are those new year resolutions going? Some 80 per cent of turn-of-the-year pledges will have been broken by the (...)

The Irish Pharmacy Union has urged people in at-risk groups to get vaccinated for the flu.

There has been a “significant increase” in the number of people attending emergency departments with flu this season when compared with last year, whi(...)

The HSE has appealed to the public to be vigilant for the symptoms of meningitis after three people died from the condition in the past three weeks.

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has appealed to the public to be vigilant for the symptoms of meningitis after three people died from the condition(...)

Overcrowding on the first working days after this Christmas holiday was significantly down on 2017, with between 350 and 370 patients waiting for admission to hospital.Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Staff shortages and emergency department overcrowding are the top challenges facing the health services, according to a recently published survey by I(...)

The Garda Armed Support Unit was on duty in Rathkeale, Co Limerick over Christmas.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A young man required approximately sixty stitches for facial injuries after he was stabbed with a broken bottle during a dispute between two Traveller(...)

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