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# overcrowding - Monday 12 March, 2012

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

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

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

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”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# overcrowding - Thursday 25 August, 2011

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# overcrowding - Monday 8 August, 2011

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

# overcrowding - Monday 27 June, 2011

HIQA should investigate standards at ALL overcrowded emergency services

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

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

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