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# overcrowding - Sunday 2 June, 2013

Family of Gary Douch plead for closure in Mountjoy death probe
# Prison
# Prison

Family of Gary Douch plead for closure in Mountjoy death probe

Jun 2nd 2013, 4:06 PM 9,385 Views 10 Comments

New hearings as part of an inquiry into the circumstances of his death are to be held.

# overcrowding - Thursday 23 May, 2013

A&E wards could be shut over looming staff shortages, doctors warn
# Healthscare
# Healthscare

A&E wards could be shut over looming staff shortages, doctors warn

May 23rd 2013, 8:02 PM 9,192 Views 59 Comments

The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine says emergency wards are already stretched, and it’ll get worse in July…

# overcrowding - Monday 8 April, 2013

Nurses to track hospital overcrowding
# Ward Watch
# Ward Watch

Nurses to track hospital overcrowding

Apr 8th 2013, 7:20 AM 5,576 Views 29 Comments

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) is to launch Ward Watch, a new initiative, this morning.

# overcrowding - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Emergency medics lash out as trolley numbers hit eight-month high
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Emergency medics lash out as trolley numbers hit eight-month high

Jan 9th 2013, 3:39 PM 5,440 Views 18 Comments

The Irish Association of Emergency Medicine criticises the failure to end waits on trolleys, as 385 wait for admission.

# overcrowding - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

'Grave concerns' over controversial HSE plan to fire hospital staff
# Cuts
# Cuts

'Grave concerns' over controversial HSE plan to fire hospital staff

Aug 22nd 2012, 12:42 PM 7,231 Views 40 Comments

The HSE has produced a report which proposes getting rid of all agency staff in three hospitals – but the plan has drawn harsh criticism.

# overcrowding - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Prisoners on temporary release will 'pose no risk to public' insists Shatter
# Prisons
# Prisons

Prisoners on temporary release will 'pose no risk to public' insists Shatter

May 1st 2012, 8:27 AM 1,960 Views 42 Comments

Justice Minister Alan Shatter was responding to concerns over a new scheme that will see 150 prisoners on temporary release at any one time.

# overcrowding - Monday 30 April, 2012

Dramatic 45 per cent increase in numbers sent to prison
# Prisons
# Prisons

Dramatic 45 per cent increase in numbers sent to prison

Apr 30th 2012, 6:27 PM 3,283 Views 47 Comments

However, the number of prison staff has actually fallen over the last five years.

# overcrowding - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Hospital warns of overcrowding crisis - and asks public to stay away
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Hospital warns of overcrowding crisis - and asks public to stay away

Mar 29th 2012, 11:16 AM 2,464 Views 15 Comments

The Mid Western Regional Hospital has said patients should only come to its emergency department in cases of “urgent need”.

# overcrowding - Thursday 15 March, 2012

Column: 7 essential ways to fix our broken prison system
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 7 essential ways to fix our broken prison system

Mar 15th 2012, 7:30 PM 115 Views 57 Comments

Our prisons have become pressure cookers, bursting at the seams and increasingly difficult to police. Eoin O’Carroll sets out new ideas for reform.

Call for radical change in Irish prison policy
# Prisons
# Prisons

Call for radical change in Irish prison policy

Mar 15th 2012, 10:59 AM 2,420 Views 18 Comments

A report by the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice shows the extent of overcrowding and drug-use in Irish prisons. There was an average of 800 people in prison per day in 1970 – this grew to 4,290 in 2010.

# overcrowding - Monday 12 March, 2012

Inspector's report finds Limerick Prison 'has made progress'
# Prisons
# Prisons

Inspector's report finds Limerick Prison 'has made progress'

Mar 12th 2012, 7:09 PM 1,791 Views 3 Comments

A report by the Inspector of Prisons earlier this year had found that Limerick Prison was not fit for purpose and needed a ‘regime change’.

# overcrowding - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

Government considering construction of replacement Cork prison
# Prison Conditions
# Prison Conditions

Government considering construction of replacement Cork prison

Feb 29th 2012, 1:05 PM 2,634 Views 31 Comments

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter says that building a new prison facility in Cork could comprehensively tackle overcrowding and the ongoing practice of ‘slopping out’.

# overcrowding - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Paediatric emergency ward overcrowding at 'alarming levels', warns health group
# Children
# Children

Paediatric emergency ward overcrowding at 'alarming levels', warns health group

Feb 22nd 2012, 8:15 AM 1,206 Views 12 Comments

The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine says paediatric emergency dept overcrowding has risen 700 per cent in three years.

# overcrowding - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Limerick Hospital so overcrowded that it is “unsafe”
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Limerick Hospital so overcrowded that it is “unsafe”

Feb 7th 2012, 2:50 PM 2,433 Views 24 Comments

Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation have called on the HSE to implement the major disaster plan to deal with the overcrowding.

# overcrowding - Thursday 13 October, 2011

Emergency department shutdown 'will worsen overcrowding' in Cork
# Closure
# Closure

Emergency department shutdown 'will worsen overcrowding' in Cork

Oct 13th 2011, 6:28 PM 826 Views 9 Comments

A local doctor has expressed fears over the closure at the city’s South Infirmary, which was announced today.

# overcrowding - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

Overcrowding making conditions "almost unbearable" in Galway hospital - INMO
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Overcrowding making conditions "almost unbearable" in Galway hospital - INMO

Oct 11th 2011, 6:17 PM 525 Views 13 Comments

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation says a bed capacity problem means an urgent need to re-open closed benches.

# overcrowding - Sunday 2 October, 2011

Plan to cut prison numbers by boosting community service
# Prisons
# Prisons

Plan to cut prison numbers by boosting community service

Oct 2nd 2011, 4:03 PM 364 Views 10 Comments

New legislation will force judges to consider community work instead of jail for minor offenders.

# overcrowding - Wednesday 28 September, 2011

Nurses set for work stoppage at Limerick's Mid-Western hospital
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Nurses set for work stoppage at Limerick's Mid-Western hospital

Sep 28th 2011, 8:07 AM 205 Views 4 Comments

The four-hour stoppage demonstrating against hospital overcrowding starts at 8.30am today.

# overcrowding - Monday 26 September, 2011

Simple change to hospital management could save hundreds of lives - doctors
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Simple change to hospital management could save hundreds of lives - doctors

Sep 26th 2011, 3:34 PM 679 Views 18 Comments

The Irish Association of Emergency Medicine believes changing the management of emergency departments could save hundreds of lives.

# overcrowding - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

Some non-critical facilities to be moved from Galway hospital
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Some non-critical facilities to be moved from Galway hospital

Aug 31st 2011, 2:47 PM 453 Views 4 Comments

Services within the HSE West hospital structure are to be re-balanced in a bid to reduce waiting times at University Hospital Galway, with some non-critical facilities to be moved within the month.

# overcrowding - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

Elderly patients forced to ‘wait on floor’ at Galway hospital
# Health
# Health

Elderly patients forced to ‘wait on floor’ at Galway hospital

Aug 30th 2011, 7:30 AM 892 Views 11 Comments

Labour TD to meet University Hospital Galway chief today to discuss overcrowding complaints at emergency department.

# overcrowding - Thursday 25 August, 2011

# overcrowding - Monday 8 August, 2011

# overcrowding - Monday 27 June, 2011

HIQA should investigate standards at ALL overcrowded emergency services
# Health
# Health

HIQA should investigate standards at ALL overcrowded emergency services

Jun 27th 2011, 9:35 AM 251 Views 1 Comment

Emergency Medicine group calls for HIQA to expand its investigation to all hospitals which have a record of chronic overcrowding in their emergency departments.

# overcrowding - Monday 20 June, 2011

In Pictures: Riots leave at least three dead in Venezuelan prisons
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

In Pictures: Riots leave at least three dead in Venezuelan prisons

Jun 20th 2011, 3:12 PM 317 Views 1 Comment

Horrified relatives struggled to contain their emotions as they watched the violence unfold.