The HSE supplied one nurse and one care attendant to the Nightingale nursing home yesterday afternoon to support staff drafted in from Roscommon University Hospital, along with volunteers. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Emergency staff have been drafted into a nursing home in Ahascragh, Co Galway, following a Covid-19 outbreak that has affected all but four of the hom(...)

Most of the residents in the  Nightingale Nursing Home in Ballinasloe, Co Galway, have contracted coronavirus. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Staff at a nursing home in Co Galway in which 26 out of 28 residents have tested positive for Covid-19 have said they “feel abandoned” and are “in dir(...)

The report notes there are six Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service  units in just three counties and only two of them take out-of-hours admissions. File photograph: iStock

The number of children admitted to psychiatric hospitals increased by about a fifth last year compared to 2018, the majority of them girls, a report p(...)

A Garda spokesman said a file will be prepared for the coroner and a postmortem will take place in due course

A five-year-old boy has died following a farm accident in Co Roscommon. Conor Campbell from Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim, was fatally injured when he fell (...)

Tony O’Brien, Director General of the HSE with  Minister for Health Simon Harris  at the announcement of details of the HSE National Service Plan 2018. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The HSE has said there will be significant investment next year in primary care, mental health, scoliosis services and respite care under an expanded (...)

Former Fine Gael Frank Feighan: Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Fine Gael senator Frank Feighan said on Wednesday he felt vindicated as Health Minister Simon Harris officially opened a new €5.5 million endoscopy un(...)