The mother of the 17-year-old girl wept as Mr Justice Peter Kelly outlined the only option for her daughter is to remain in a busy A&E hospital unit until she gets a bed in an adult psychiatric unit after which it is hoped, within a few days, she will get into an adolescent psychiatric unit.
Fri, 06 Mar, 2020
Our understanding of how coronavirus works through a community is bound to change as more resources are focused on the problem. In the interim, how ever long that might be, the outbreak offers a perfect plot line for one of those Hollywood propaganda pieces dressed as a thriller where the du jour action hero comes to the rescue and, as an aside, uncovers a dastardly right-wing plot.
Fri, 24 Jan, 2020
Any plan to have GPs working alongside consultants in hospital emergency departments could result in an 'extraordinarily efficient service' but it will not work as a stop-gap measure, according to a leading GP in Cork.
Fri, 11 Oct, 2019
In many, if not quite all, of the complaints ruled on by the Press Ombudsman, the identity of complainants does not appear in the verdicts which newspapers and magazines are required to publish in accordance with the Press Council’s code of practice.
Thu, 26 Sep, 2019
Vested interests degrade society. DUP spurning best of both worlds, EU-UK withdrawal agreement between 28 EU states, two years negotiated 585 pages. Right-wing UK press laughs at “remainers” and “backstop”, courting social disaster sneering at the EU that brought peace, prosperity to member states over seven decades.
Sat, 21 Sep, 2019
Dr Colin Gleeson, who is based in Castletownbere, said younger people are coming into his surgery due to drinking too much alcohol, with people getting sick from the level of drink they have consumed.
Mon, 12 Aug, 2019
33 years ago, Kerry met Meath in Croke Park, with the greatest team of all running out of road and the Royals on the rise. An email conversation with Liam Hayes stirred some memories on Gaelic football and sportswriting, now and then
Sat, 03 Aug, 2019
Nearly 4,500 patients over the age of 75 waited longer than 24 hours in an emergency department since the start of the year, according to figures obtained by Fianna Fáil spokesperson on health, Stephen Donnelly.
Mon, 03 Jun, 2019
The parents of a man, who has pleaded not guilty to murdering his mother's partner by reason of insanity, took him to hospital just weeks earlier after he told them he had to kill the deceased.
Thu, 30 May, 2019
A nine-year-old boy left brain damaged and permanently disabled after a failure to diagnose an infection when he was a baby has settled his High Court action against Temple Street Children's Hospital, Dublin with a final record damages payment of €25m.
Wed, 08 May, 2019
Tatoo artist Rosa Gonzalez Valesco died after it was claimed there was an alleged failure to diagnose and treat her rare cancer on a timely basis when she sought help for a swelling on her jaw. The claims were denied.
Tue, 19 Mar, 2019
Amanda Stapleton has described the devastating moment she was diagnosed with a high-grade, inoperable brain tumour — and expressed her gratitude to the Borrisoleigh and GAA communities for giving her a “will to fight for as much time as I can get”.
Tue, 06 Nov, 2018
The first homeless liaison nurse at one of the country’s busiest hospitals says that half of the homeless people who attended the emergency department in the first four months of this year left before they received full treatment.
Fri, 18 May, 2018
The young mother of a boy with a brain condition — who had been seizure-free for months — is pleading with the Government to make it easier to access medicinal cannabis, before he becomes gravely ill.
Sat, 12 May, 2018