Under EU procurement rules, framework agreements can be put in place as a way of achieving cost savings.

The Comptroller and Auditor General has identified a “significant level of non-compliance” with procurement rules within the Health Service Executiv(...)

Sonia celebrates silver in the 5000m final at 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. Photograph: Stu Forster /Allsport

For those of us of a certain age, drawn to moments of high sporting drama, there was one person who gave us more to shout about, more moments of nail-(...)

A group of women with their children outside the Four Courts yesterday in support of midwife Philomena Canning who had her insurance refused by the HSE. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Patients of midwife Philomena Canning, many of them in advanced stages of pregnancy, say they have been told by the Health Service Executive to giv(...)

The Public Accounts Committee is examining a number of reports today.

The vast majority of medical card holders should have their cards renewed automatically, without the need for a review, according to a report from the(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar with children from the Youth Advisory Council at the launch of the design team for the new children’s hospital at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Sam Boal/PhotocallI

Make it happen. That would sum up most people’s view of the long-running national children’s hospital saga, which has already cost the taxpayer almost(...)

New hospital will now open its doors in 2019, rather than at the end of 2018 as repeatedly promised by former Minister for Health James Reilly.

The long-promised new national children’s hospital will open its doors in spring 2019, according to the design team appointed to lead the project.The (...)

Long queues: while no one is supposed to be waiting more than 12 months for an outpatient appointment, the number of such people has soared. Photograph: Katrina Wittkamp

One Irish person in 12 is on an outpatient waiting list, according to Health Service Executive figures which point to a difficult winter for Minist(...)

Former minister for health shows images to the media in June after the Cabinet decision  to approve the publication of the Public Health (Standardised Packaging of Tobacco) Bill 2014. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Time

Ireland can create a “domino effect” internationally by becoming the first country in Europe to introduce plain packaging of tobacco, according to one(...)

A proposed plan to provide public access to defibrillators nationally would cost up to €90 million and save at most 11 lives, according to a new re(...)

Earlier this year, it was reported that 117 out of 122 non-consultant hospital doctor posts in Letterkenny  General Hospital (above) were filled on a contract or locum basis.  Photograph: Trevor McBride

The Health Service Executive is paying private agencies €110,000 every 13 weeks to fill a single consultant post at Letterkenny General Hospital. In t(...)