Last week nine patients with malignant brain tumours could not be transferred for treatment in Beaumont because there were no beds for them. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Viewers of the first episode of RTÉ’s impressive fly-on-the-wall documentary about the health service, Keeping Ireland Alive, last week saw consultant(...)

The centre in Beaumont Hospital in Dublin had no beds for nine patients with malignant brain tumours last Friday. File photograph: Reuters

Patients urgently requiring brain surgery are being turned away from the State’s national neurosurgical centre because of a lack of beds and theatre a(...)