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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# waiting

Last year
People waiting longer to access specialist eating disorder care
The latest data shows an increase in people waiting more than eight weeks for assessments and treatment.
All time
More than 556,000 waiting for first outpatient consultation as figures continue to rise
The figures have grown by over 33,000 since January last year.
More than 200 patients waiting on trolleys in Irish hospitals on Christmas Eve
The number is down from the more than 400 who were waiting for a bed yesterday morning.
INMO reveals 'worst ever' July for Emergency Department as 9,439 waited for a bed
Among the 9,439 patients were 45 children.
That's why they're champions! Scarlets tear through Glasgow to reach Pro14 final
Wayne Pivac’s side ran four tries past this season’s best Pro14 team and will face either Leinster or Munster in the final in the Aviva Stadium next Saturday.
Security called after people refuse to leave Dublin driving licence centre without getting an appointment
People had queued for up to two hours to try to secure an appointment to apply for a driving licence before the centre closed.
Over 2,000 children waiting over a year for a psychology appointment in Ireland
New figures show that across the country there are close to 2,500 people waiting over a year for a psychology appointment.
Elderly people forced to wait over 24 hours in emergency departments of these 25 hospitals
Hospitals in Limerick, Dublin and Galway had the highest number of people aged 75 and over waiting more than a day.
143 women in Donegal are waiting over a year for a breast clinic appointment
Nearly 250 women who displayed symptoms of possible breast cancer have been waiting between six and 12 months.
Deadlocked jury in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial ask for definition of "reasonable doubt"
If convicted, the actor could face spending the rest of his life in prison.
Woman who developed back pain aged 18 left bed bound in agony as HSE refuses to fund operation
Her mother described how her daughter, who once had a bright future ahead of her, now faces a life of no hope and never-ending pain.
FactCheck: Are there really fewer people on hospital trolleys this year?
The Tánaiste made the claim amid ongoing debate about wait times in Irish healthcare.
The Pope, the Queen and Angela Merkel - Putin likes to leave world leaders waiting
He was famously hours later for a meeting with the German chancellor in 2014.
A florist in Mayo is excellently poking fun at the county's All Ireland 'curse'
Sam will be here ANY second.
Dublin Bikes will be going to these places next
Sinn Féin Deputy Dessie Ellis recently complained that the scheme hadn’t yet made its way to Glasnevin.
Irish patients left waiting over a year for surgery to restore their eyesight
Almost 4,000 people have been waiting more than 12 months to even see a consultant.
Leinster has longest GP waiting times for patients while Munster has shortest
The average waiting time for a GP has soared from just under 10 hours in 2010 to over 34 hours.
Google can now tell you how to beat the queues in your favourite cafés
Finally, FINALLY.
Elderly man has just been given a bed after 82 hours on trolley
The crisis in the A&E is hitting vulnerable patients.
One person has been in an asylum centre for 11 years - this is how they live
Serious concerns have been expressed about the quality of life children in direct provision have.
18-week-old baby Jessica still has smiles for her family as she waits for a heart transplant
Her grandmother wants to raise awareness about organ donation.
'Elderly patients are being kept on trolleys for days'
Nurses brought their anger at overcrowding to the gates of the Dáil today.
Penneys just opened in Brussels and the queue was absolutely bonkers
‘Merci, Penneys.’
'Does This TD Need Help' Tweet of the Day
Would someone give Andrew Doyle a hand? It IS for a good cause.
7,000 emergency department patients were on trolleys last month
The INMO said it is concerned about hospitals coping with the winter demand.
Elderly people 'left languishing' on nursing home waiting list
There are over 500 people currently waiting in hospital beds.
Eerie pics show Dublin flats still bearing signs of past residents
Photographer Jeanette Lowe’s exhibition is being held in the very flats which are soon to be demolished.
Over 232,000 children in Ireland are living in poverty
A review of Ireland’s economy also pointed out that the poorest ten per cent of the population had been hit hardest and said this has been “more or less ignored”.
"I'm behind in bills" - customers continue to wait for Christmas Direct refunds
One customer said putting money away with the online company was the only way they could afford Christmas presents for their children.
'It's taking 12 weeks to fill a social worker post - that's too long'
Head of Child and Family Agency Gordon Jeyes says there are over 100 social worker vacancies, but not because people are not coming forward.
8 of the worst little waits in life
Oh would you ever HURRY UP!
8 slightly rude things you do all the time
Because inside, we’re all a little bit nasty.
Patients waiting up to 70 weeks for orthopaedic surgeries in Derry hospital
Officials have blamed the delay on a fire at Altnagelvin Hospital in November 2012.
Passengers disembark ferry as injured crewman hospitalised
Passengers who do not have accommodation are now being looked after by the French Red Cross.
Trolley watch: the most depressing updates you'll get today?
Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation new mobile phone updater allows you to see how many patients are on trolleys around the country at any given time. It makes for stark reading.