Health support are pictured during their 24-hour  strike outside St James’s Hosptial in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

More than 2,000 surgical and scope procedures and outpatient appointments have been cancelled on Wednesday as a result of a 24-hour strike by 10,000 h(...)

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(...)

University Hospital Limerick, the State’s most overcrowded hospital, plans to close a ward even as trolley numbers hit near-record levels. There were(...)

A man drowned after he became ‘snagged’ on a submerged car in the River Shannon after he went in for a swim, gardaí told an inquest on Tuesday.

A man drowned after he became “snagged” on a submerged car in the River Shannon after he went in for a swim, gardaí told an inquest on Tuesday. Chris(...)

Nurses strike outside Connolly Hospital in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

By David Raleigh University Hospital Limerick University Hospital Limerick (UHL) was the most overcrowded hospital in the country for the third day i(...)

Tallaght Hospital is among the facilities that will be give extra funding to provide additional diagnostic services for patients.

Hospitals are to be given about €1 million to secure additional capacity to provide diagnostic services for patients – including from the private sec(...)

The number of patients with CPE continues to rise – 36 so far this year. Photograph: iStock

The whistleblower who first revealed the existence of a highly-resistant superbug in University Hospital Limerick linked to the deaths of eight patien(...)

A review of 73 patient deaths in Limerick hospitals between 2009 and May last year found none had died directly of the CPE superbug but it was “an associative factor” in eight deaths.

University of Limerick Hospitals Group has admitted to “shortcomings” in communications with the coroner and the documentation it kept on patients aft(...)

Speaking about the INMO figures, Sinn Féin TD for Limerick Maurice Quinliven said:  “These are not just statistics, these are human beings.”

More robust action from management is called for to tackle a constant overcrowding problem at the University Hospital Limerick, according to the Irish(...)

A new study has found 90% of physicians felt they could not provide the best possible clinical care without using instant messaging. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Doctors in Irish hospitals are “routinely” exchanging sensitive patient data using phone apps such as WhatsApp, potentially putting them in breach of (...)

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