People protest outside the Department of Health in Dublin at plans to grant ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital to the Sisters of Charity religious order. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Some 200 people protested at the Department of Health on Thursday afternoon against the Government’s plans to give the new National Maternity Hospital(...)

Gardaí at the scene on the N2 near the Hunterstown Inn in Ardee where two women were fatally injured. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

The daughters of one of the two women killed while in Co Louth while crossing the main Dublin to Derry road on Monday evening, have paid tribute to he(...)

Two pedestrians have died following a crash in Co Louth. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Two women have died after being struck by a car while crossing the road near Ardee, Co Louth. The incident occurred at about 6.30pm on Monday on th(...)

Judge Maureen Harding Clark: after  analysis of the evidence, she found no general pattern of injury. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

If you have followed the debate around symphysiotomy in recent years, you will probably understand this to be a David-and-Goliath struggle pitting a s(...)

Overcrowding in hospital emergency departments is at its highest level this winter. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Overcrowding in hospital emergency departments is at its highest level this winter, with 528 patients waiting for admission across the country. Fiann(...)

Under the proposed changes, the existing two layers of staff present in the surgical department out of hours are being reduced to one. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Plans for immediate cutbacks to surgical services at Our Lady’s Hospital Navan are being resisted by senior doctors. The Save Navan Hospital Campai(...)

University Hospital Limerick has equalled the record for overcrowding in a single hospital, with 58 patients waiting for admission from its emergency department on Monday. Photograph: iStock.

University Hospital Limerick has equalled the record for overcrowding in a single hospital, with 58 patients waiting for admission from its emergency (...)

The two-acre Moneymore nursing home site is being sold by Coopers Development.

CBRE is quoting €2 million for a ready-to-go nursing home site in Drogheda, Co Louth. The two-acre so-called Moneymore nursing home site is being so(...)

The man was attacked following a dispute on Castletown Road, Dundalk, Co Louth, at about 7.30pm. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A teenager was being treated in hospital for a stab wound on Thursday night following an altercation in a housing estate. The man was attacked follo(...)

Emergency services attend an ambulance fire at Naas general Hospital, Co Kildare. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

There have been a number of incidents in recent years involving ambulances in the State. On Thursday a male patient was pronounced dead and a paramed(...)

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