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Emergency department doctors argue that treating patients on corridors in overcrowded conditions is dangerous and leads to ‘needless’ deaths. File photograph: The Irish Times

How many patients are on trolleys in hospitals? Nurses say 760 people were on trolleys for two successive days this week. On Wednesday they said 621 (...)

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation said there were 573 admitted patients waiting on trolleys for beds on Monday morning at hospitals across the State. File photograph: Alan Betson

The number of people on trolleys in hospitals has been extraordinarily high and extraordinarily disappointing, the Minister for Health Simon Harris ha(...)

Published on the Facebook page of Tullamore parish on Christmas Eve the message said: “The process of IVF damages embryonic stem cells and thus life and is therefore completely, clearly and totally incompatible with our Catholic faith.” File photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

A Catholic parish in the midlands which was at the centre of controversy over the weekend after circulating a message to parishioners critical of IVF (...)

The HSE will now receive more than €17 billion next year including the additional €50 million approved by the Cabinet as part of the revised financial estimates. File photograph: Getty

The Government has provided an additional €50 million to provide the health service with its largest-ever budget next year. However controversial empl(...)

Over €70m, including €26m from additional funding, is to be provided for the Fair Deal nursing home scheme. File photograph: Getty

The Health Service Executive has been given another €50 million to fund services for older people, disability and hospices but says it will still face(...)

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A pay gap between male and female graduates opens up within a year of leaving college and widens over time, according to a new study. Carl O’Brien rep(...)

Fianna Fáil  criticised Minister for Health Simon Harris over a failure to set out the cost of the nurses’ deal when answering a parliamentary question last week. Photograph: Alan Betson

The cost of the deal which ended the nurses’ strike last February is now more than three times the original estimate put forward by the Government at (...)

Stewarts Care is one of the country’s largest organisations providing services for people with disabilities. Photograph: Eric Luke

On April 2nd last two buses left the Rossecourt day centre, in Lucan, west Dublin operated by Stewarts Care, bringing 11 people and seven staff on a t(...)

Stewarts Care said its board and senior management accepted and took full responsibility “for the findings of the independently conducted investigation into the events of April 2nd last.”

Two staff at one of the country’s largest organisations providing services for people with disabilities are facing disciplinary action over what an of(...)

INMO: Up to November 29th, 108,364 people had queued for a hospital bed at some stage

A record number of people have spent time on trolleys in hospital emergency departments or on wards this year waiting for admission to a bed, nurses h(...)

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