A Beaumont Hospital spokeswoman said the new cardiac intervention unit is operational but cannot be used at the same time as the existing unit because of “limited resources” for cardiology. Photographer: Dara MacDónaill

New unit ‘operational’ but not active as existing unit is still open

Leo Varadkar: says he has no interest in making things look either better or worse than they are. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister says HSE stopped publishing information because of accuracy concerns

Case raises issues relating to the right to life of the unborn and  whether switching off life support would breach the constitutional rights of the foetus

Father of ‘clinically dead’ pregnant woman may seek ward-of-court status to administer affairs

George Redmond outside the Flood  tribunal in 1999. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

He disputed planning tribunal findings that he was corrupt and used another case to challenge them

George Redmond outside the planning tribunal in Dublin Castle in 1999.

Tribunal ran from 1997 to 2012 and is expected to cost at least €170m

Some 65 short-stay beds will be provided in the former Mount Carmel hospital in south Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

New plan will see €40 million savings from cuts in agency staff and overtime

The incidence of lung cancer is falling among men but rising among women, reflecting changing smoking patterns from decades earlier, a newly published review of 20 years of treating cancer indicates. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

National Cancer Registry finds deaths from disease dropped consistently in last 20 years

Leigh Gath: in 2012 she was one of a group of campaigners who forced a Government climbdown on disability cuts after camping out in front of the Dáil overnight
Profile: Leigh Gath

Leigh Gath to liaise with whistleblowers concerned about services for vulnerable users

Leigh Gath, who describes herself as a disability activist and Thalidomide survivor, will act as a confidential recipient for whistleblowers, staff and residents, in relation to allegations of abuse in HSE-funded services for vulnerable people. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Kathleen Lynch announces creation of body, separate to Hiqa, to examine care centres

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