CT scanner in the UHL: “There has been a bit of a myth that building our new emergency department would alleviate overcrowding.” Photograph: Alan Place

Standing in the bright and spacious public waiting area of University Hospital Limerick’s state-of-the-art €25 million emergency department (ED), one (...)

 Fr Pat Hogan: “The poorer communities in Limerick can be enslaved and entangled by those in the drug trade.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/True Media

Standing before Minister for Housing Simon Coveney, Fr Pat Hogan, who retired last year as parish priest of Southill in Limerick after nearly a decad(...)