The highest number of bed days lost was in St James’s Hospital at 12,333 – more than 2,000 every month. Photograph: Alan Betson

Nearly 110,000 hospital bed days have been lost because of delayed discharges in the first six months of this year, new figures show. The Health Ser(...)

The child has been taken to Tallaght University Hospital and the man to St Vincent’s Hospital.

A man and a boy are in hospital after suffering injuries at a festival in Co Wicklow on Sunday. It is understood large signage fell on the man and c(...)

‘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 (...)

Between January 1st, 2016, and December 31st, 2017, of 456 pelvic and acetabular referrals to Tallaght, 29 (6.4%) were cycling-related, a 90%  increase on 2016

George Orwell’s citations of emblematic Britishness in The Lion and the Unicorn: Socialism and the English Genius (1941), include “old maids bicycling(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Finnish prime minister Juha Sipila in Helsinki, Finland, on Tuesday.  Photograph: Mauri Ratilainen/EPA

Health service staff reacted angrily to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s call for hospital consultants, nurses and other medics to forego extended leave over (...)

There are many reasons people do not attend hospital appointments, such as difficulty with travel, problems getting someone to accompany them and ambivalence about attending. Photograph: Istock

Faced with so many missing patients, consultants and doctors could be forgiven for being angry. However, the majority of medics believe blaming patien(...)

Mothers chatting at the entrance to a tenement building in Dublin, circa 1945. The contraceptive pill arrived in Ireland in 1963, however contraception was not legalised here until 1980 Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The Redemptorist “How many children have you?” asked The big Redemptorist. “Six, Father.” “The last, When was it born?” “Ten months ago.” “I cannot a(...)

Arthritis is the single biggest cause of disability in Ireland, affecting almost one million people. Photograph: iStock

Pain is one sensation we’ve all shared, yet our experience of it is solitary. As Descartes didn’t say, “I hurt therefore I’m alone”. Pain was defined(...)

“Drug treatment is indicated for those with proven disease or at high risk of developing disease when diet and lifestyle interventions don’t sufficiently reduce LDL levels,” Prof Vincent Maher  explains. Photograph: Getty Images

Drug treatment, such as use of statins, works for those with proven heart and vascular disease, or at high risk of developing it when diet and lifesty(...)

There are just under 400 people on trolleys in emergency departments or on wards awaiting admission to a hospital bed on Wednesday, nurses have said. (...)

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