Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: ‘Medicine is never black and white.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Varadkar says guidelines may be amended to take account ‘Ms Y’ case

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said breast cancer screening will not be extended to women aged 65-69 for the time being.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

HSE report recommended services should be discontinued for safety reasons

Male suicide rates were highest among men aged 45-64 years, while younger women aged 24-44 years recorded the highest rates among women, figures for 2011 from the CSO show.

Number of men taking their own lives outnumbers women by over four to one

Senator John Whelan: ongoing speculation unfair to staff and public

Minister Varadkar and HSE urged to make statement on future of hospital

Savita Halappanavar: reports critical of the care provided to her by  staff  at University Hospital Galway have been forwarded to the Nursing and Midwifery Board and the Medical Council

All complaints about nurses and midwives since October 2012 to be dealt with under new Act

IMO president Professor Trevor Duffy: said professionals in the health services now believe the situation is at a critical point. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Doctors call for increased health funding, abolition of prescription charge

Portlaoise hospital: the report says the hospital is “not set up to provide safe acute and elective surgery”. Photograph: James Flynn/AP.

Urgent correction and reconfiguration is needed, according to unpublished review

University Hospital Galway: management confirmed that lack of privacy is an issue, and that some patients have experienced “difficulties”. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Nurses protest over ‘unacceptable conditions’ at University Hospital Galway

The Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise: Despite concerns raised in the review about the safety of services, the HSE said  there was no threat to existing facilities at the hospital.

Unpublished review says 24-hour department should be replaced by daytime local injury clinic

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