The INMO said trolley figures were ‘exceptionally high’. File photograph: Frank Miller

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he does not yet “fully understand” why overcrowding is increasing in Cork, Limerick and Galway hospitals. Latest Iris(...)

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(...)

Galway Simon and Cope Galway have highlighted the growing problem of homelessness across the west. Photograph: iStock

Preliminary postmortem results have ruled out any suspicious circumstances relating to the death of Martin Carroll (29), whose body was found on the g(...)

UHG’s centre of excellence treats cancer patients right along the Atlantic seaboard from Donegal to north Clare. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Eleanor McGowan adopts an easy attitude to her cancer diagnosis, but knows a look of near panic when she sees one. “It’s when a machine breaks down, (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: has been asked  to close the €109 million funding gap in the health service’s capital budget to ensure an “essential” Galway cancer treatment unit is built. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Any delay in developing a new €30-million cancer treatment centre in Galway is “completely unacceptable”, the president of the National Association of(...)

Witnesses claim a man went into cardiac arrest at University Hospital Galway after falling. Photograph: The Irish Times

University Hospital Galway (UHG) has defended its response in a case where a patient collapsed and hit his head last week while awaiting treatment at (...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan: he described a WhatsApp message on the Fine Gael leadership as “jovial Sunday afternoon banter”

While Simon Coveney and Leo Varadkar are the front-runners to be the next leader of Fine Gael, three other Ministers have left open the prospect of c(...)

Portiuncula Hospital in Co Galway. A leaked report has suggested closing its emergency department and sending patients to UHG. Photograph: Alan Betson

Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe, Co Galway, has treated 13,312 people in its emergency department since the start of the year, while University Ho(...)

Sinn Féin Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh: welcomed the consideration of Galway’s Merlin Park campus being  used as a location for a new hospital. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Galway’s Merlin Park campus should be considered as a location for a new hospital, according to the head of the west region’s public hospital group. (...)

The scene of the crash  at Ardrahan, Co Galway where a man in his sixties died and two gardaíwere injured. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The Garda Siochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) has said it is satisfied that there was no evidence of Garda misconduct after a Co Galway incident in w(...)

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