Dr Matt Widdowson, at home with his children Aoife and Eoin, in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The overwhelming concern of most new parents after they get home from the maternity hospital is will they be able to keep their tiny infant alive. Fro(...)

The INMO, which has been counting the number of admitted patients without a bed since 2004. Photograph: iStock

Hospital overcrowding in November was the worst on record, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. The union said 9,679 patients we(...)

Lack of investment in mental health services is hitting the poorest households hardest,  report finds. Photograph: iStock

Two-thirds of people living in the most deprived areas of west Dublin are reporting mental health issues compared with just over half in less deprived(...)

Prof Vincent Maher in the cardiology unit of Tallaght Hospital. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland has a big problem with undetected cases of stubbornly high cholesterol in the population that is leading to unnecessary deaths due to heart at(...)

Paul Reck, widow of Catherine Reck (pictured), one of 17 women who were given incorrect clear cervical smear test results, but who later developed cervical cancer and died. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The husband of one of 17 women who died without being told an audit had found her clear cervical cancer smear test had been misread, said his family h(...)