There are 575 people on trolleys in our country's hospitals today.
That is a 3.6% increase on yesterday according to nurses group the INMO.
The worst affected is CUH in Cork, where 46 people are waiting on a bed.
The numbers coincide with winter flu season which is putting extra pressure on emergency departments.
But Labour leader Brendan Howlin says the problem does not start in the A&E.
He said: "The pressure is not solely on the A&E, it is in the individual wards.
"The people are trapped in accident and emergency departments because there is no beds.
"I we create more beds in the hospitals, that relieves the pressure."
- Digital Desk