Some passersby and a large queue are seen  outside a pub in  Limerick on Wednesday afternoon. Photograph: Press 22

The State will be facing another severe Covid-19 lockdown if crowds of people continue to gather en masse and without social distancing as they did in(...)

 About 2,000 people have been registering for a Covid-19 vaccine daily over recent days, the HSE’s national director for the vaccination programme Damien McCallion has said. Photograph: Vladimir Zivojinovic / AFP via Getty Images

The Department of Health has confirmed a further 2,193 cases of Covid-19 in the State on Tuesday. There were 513 people in hospital with Covid-19 on (...)

A fatal  crash occurred at 7.15pm on  August Bank Holiday Monday evening near the intersection of the M7 and M8 motorways south of Portlaoise. File photograph: Google Street View

A man in his 80s has died and five people were injured after three cars collided on the M7 near Portlaoise. The crash occurred at 7.15pm on the Bank(...)

A free pop-up walk-in testing centre is to be provided from 12pm-7pm, on the grounds of St Joseph’s Hospital, Mulgrave Street for five days initially from this Wednesday. File photograph: Alan Betson

A rise in Covid-19 infections in Limerick is leading to a surge in the number of people seeking tests for the virus in the county as the number of peo(...)

HSE chief clinical officer Colm Henry at the GP practice nurse mass vaccination clinic in Portlaoise  on Saturday. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A record 93 deaths of Covid-19 patients have been reported in the State as the HSE warns the “hospital system has never been so stretched” . All but(...)

Cars  line up at the RocDoc rapid Covid test centre based  at Dublin Airport on Friday. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A further 50 deaths of Covid-19 patients were reported on Friday as the chief medical officer warned of a newly identified variant identified in Brazi(...)

In the past week attendances at the UHL emergency department ranged between 138 and 205 patients per day. Photograph: Google Street view

The head of the largest hospital group in the Limerick area, has warned the pattern of Covid-19 is rapidly worsening across mid-west region, as 427 of(...)

Health experts have predicted the trolley crisis will continue to get worse each year.

The vice president of Irish Hospital Consultants Association has said the number of new beds planned by the HSE this year is “like trying to put out a(...)

Rachel Hillyard initially presented at the University Hospital Limerick on Saturday but decided to go home after she was informed there was a nine-hour wait. Photograph: David Raleigh

A woman with Crohn’s disease suffering from painful abscesses that are inflamed when she sits down was being treated on Monday on a chair in the emerg(...)

The 760 patients waiting for a bed on Monday significantly surpasses the previous high  during the ‘Beast from the East’ storm in March 2018, when 714 patients were waiting.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has blamed record trolley numbers in hospital emergency departments on the current flu outbreak and a longer-term shortage of h(...)

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