Minister for Health Leo Varadkar who said the HSE would be abolished over the term of the next government. Photograph: Collins

The Health Service Executive (HSE) is to be dismantled in the term of the next government, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said on Saturday. He also(...)

Dr Gerard Crotty says Irish acute hospitals are dangerously overcrowded. Photograph: Getty

Patients are facing an even more severe crisis in hospital emergency departments this year compared to last winter, the head of the Irish Hospital Con(...)

The IHCA report said  more than 20 consultants ceased private practice in 2014 because of the unaffordable cost of indemnity. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

There are no obstetricians working exclusively in the private sector, the Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has said. In its annual repor(...)

.Post boxes at the GPO were closed as members of the public tried to post letters.Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Minister for Communications Alex White has urged parties involved in an industrial dispute, that has seen postal services across the State ground to h(...)

The personnel concerned maintain mail-sorting equipment at An Post’s centres in Dublin, Cork, Portlaoise and Athlone. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Mail services could face disruption on foot of strike action by staff at the An Post maintenance operator IO Systems in a dispute over new rostering (...)

Minister for Business and Employment, Ged Nash has brought in regulations that will see an hourly wage increase for those working in contract cleaning and security. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

About 50,000 workers in the security and contract cleaning sectors are to receive pay increases under new employment regulation orders. Under the new(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The most fundamental reforms to the State’s industrial relations machinery in 70 years come into effect today. The five bodies responsible for dealin(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton said she would like to see a minimum “living wage” introduced in Ireland. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tánaiste Joan Burton has indicated that she would like to see the Government move to pay all State employees a “living wage” which is significantly hi(...)

Siptu said  its members would consider a Labour Court request that an independent financial assessment of the company that operates the Luas network be undertaken

The Labour Court has proposed that an independent financial assessment of the company that operates the Luas tram system in Dublin should be conduct(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar and Minister of State for Primary Care and Social Care Kathleen Lynch  at a briefing  on health projects in the capital plan at the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Government is to spend more than €3 billion over the next six years on building new hospitals, developing community nursing units for older peo(...)