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(...)

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

University Hospital Limerick (UHL) was the most overcrowded hospital in the country for the third day in a row this week as nurses staged a massive pi(...)

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(...)

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