‘Summer 2019 is as bad as winter was five years ago,’ says INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha. File photograph: Alan Betson

Almost 7,400 people were left in hospital without beds last month, an increase of 7 per cent on the same numbers left waiting in June 2018, the Irish (...)

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation says  there were 439 patients waiting in emergency departments while 167 were in wards elsewhere in hospitals

There were 606 people on trolleys in emergency departments or on wards waiting for a bed on Monday morning, according to figures from the Irish Nurses(...)

The Rotunda Hospital has indicated it will be in a position to provide abortion services, provided it is given the necessary resources by the Government. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Patients not covered by medical cards who receive abortion services will have to pay for the cost of pain relief drugs and antibiotics under draft pro(...)

Minister for  the Environment Richard Bruton said that  the innovative approaches taken by the finalists “demonstrate the expertise Ireland has in this area and will inspire others to follow suit”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Aran Island residents who have pioneered energy-saving initiatives including electric vehicles and the replacement of fossil fuels with heat pumps wer(...)

The scene of the fatal car crash in Bundoran. Photograph: North West Newspix.

A man in his 20s who was arrested following a car crash in Bundoran, Co Donegal, which left two people dead and three seriously injured on Sunday, has(...)

The Sligo-based coastguard helicopter took of from its base in Strandhill.  Photograph: Collins

A fisherman in his 50s has died after the fishing boat he was travelling on capsized off the coast of northwest Mayo on Tuesday afternoon. There men(...)

An angler who had been fishing nearby when  the incident happened rang the coastguard. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A 41-year-old man who was found unresponsive, 1½ hours after he had gone snorkelling at Streedagh, Co Sligo , died as a result of Sudden Adult Death S(...)

The local coroner has been notified and the road remains closed with diversions in place.

A man has been died after he was struck by a car in Sligo on Wednesday night. The 53-year-old pedestrian was hit on the N15 Sligo to Donegal Road in(...)

Garai at the scene in Connolly Street, Sligo, where the body of a young man was found. Photograph: James Connolly

A young man who died following a violent assault in Sligo at the weekend was remembered by former colleagues as someone who always lifted their spirit(...)

A bed-capacity review says  occupancy rates are running at close to 100%   across the hospital system, posing a legitimate risk to patient safety

There were 668 people on hospital trolleys and on wards awaiting admission to a hospital bed on Tuesday as a Government-commissioned report advised th(...)

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