Dirty and unfurnished rooms, inadequate toilet facilities, broken ceilings-panes, under-trained staff, inadequate space and no privacy are among the b(...)

Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

The family of a woman found not guilty by reason of insanity of assaulting a work colleague when she put a knife to her throat has promised a judge th(...)

Members of Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation on the picket line at Mercy University Hospital, Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Striking nurses have become even more resolute because of the Government’s failure to engage in meaningful talks, INMO members on the Cork picket line(...)

Last Christmas season, between December 21st and January 7th, some 1,700 people attended the MUH’s emergency department. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Mercy University Hospital in Cork will have all its 255 hospital beds available over the Christmas period with a full roster of staff on duty to ensur(...)

“Even giving extra goodwill at Christmas means that the doctors and nurses involved are even more rostered and burnt out – it’s not a viable solution.” Photograph: Frank Miller

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s calls for nurses and hospital consultants not to take holidays in January will “go down like a lead balloon” with already ove(...)

Timmy Foley, who was found with stab wounds by gardaí when they were called to the house at Dan Corkery Place, Macroom, Co Cork. Photograph: Provision

A 46-year-old woman is due to appear in court on Wednesday morning to be charged with the murder of a man who died following a stabbing incident in Ma(...)

A file image showing gardaí at Sheares Street where Amy McCarthy’s body was found. Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

A 27-year-old man has denied the murder but admitted the manslaughter of a 22-year-old mother-of-one whose body was found in a derelict office in Cork(...)

Dr Tony Holohan, chief medical officer at the Department of Health, and Dr Colm Henry, chief clinical officer at the HSE. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Dr Colm Henry is the chief clinical officer of the HSE. He was the health service’s national clinical adviser and programme lead for acute hospitals a(...)

The Irish College of General Practitioners, when asked if it was aware of GPs promoting LDN as a cancer treatment, said it “only supports evidence-based, specialist-led, multidisciplinary care” for cancer patients.

Irish doctors have been prescribing cancer patients a controversial drug traditionally used in higher doses to combat heroin addiction, the Irish Canc(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said politicians should not make the decision about the location of Cork’s new hospital.

The location of a new €260 million acute hospital for Cork announced in the €116 billion National Development Plan should be left to health planners r(...)

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