Training amongst medical staff in identifying signs of child abuse ‘has been stepped up in the past month’

Irish doctors are concerned that children in families under increased stress due to Covid-19 are at risk of abuse, a consultant in paediatric emergenc(...)

People respect the safety distance as they attend a funeral service. Photograph:  EPA/Alessandro Di Marco

I am a healthcare chaplain in Tallaght University Hospital and, as with hospitals all over Ireland and indeed the world, we have been confronting the (...)

In our public hospitals, the speed with which you are treated now depends only on your need rather than your ability to pay. The private system, for its part, is now leveraged to enable the public system. Photograph: Getty Images

All over Ireland in recent weeks, people like me who work in the health service have experienced a strange sensation: Overt, unabashed pride in the se(...)

Face shields ready for dispatchh

An advanced manufacturing research facility based in University College Dublin (UCD) has designed a face shield for medical staff working on the Covid(...)

Children’s Hospital Ireland said the emergency departments of Crumlin and Temple Street remain open, as does the urgent care centre in Connolly, between the hours of 10am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Photograph: The Irish Times

Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) has announced that it is moving acute paediatric services out of its unit at Tallaght hospital due to “anticipated unp(...)

One of the victims was hospitalised after he was stabbed several times at the train station in Newbridge on Friday evening. Photograph: Google Street View

Gardaí are investigating an attack on two gay men in Co Kildare as a suspected hate crime which was recorded by one of the assailants in a phone video(...)

Gardaí are investigating a serious assault that occurred at a railway station in Newbridge, Co Kildare, on Friday. Photograph: Google Street View

A man in his 20s received “stab-type injuries” in a suspected hate crime at a train station in Co Kildare on Friday. Gardaí are investigating a serio(...)

The scene  outside the house in Newcastle, Co Dublin, where the three McGinley children were found last Friday.  Photograph:  Stephen Colllins/Collins Photos

The tragic deaths of three young children on Friday night left the community in Newcastle, west Co Dublin, struggling to find words to describe what h(...)

Butterfield Avenue in Templeogue where a man and a woman where killed in a car crash early on Tuesday. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

The deaths of a man and woman in a car crash in south Dublin early on Tuesday are being investigated by gardaí and the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commis(...)

The previous record for the highest number of people waiting on trolleys in a single day was 82, also recorded in Limerick last month.

Some elective and routine inpatient procedures have been postponed at Crumlin, Temple Street and Tallaght Hospitals to deal with an increase in the nu(...)

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