The National Maternity Hospital at Holles Street,  Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Planning for the €150 million development of a new maternity hospital on the campus of St Vincent’s hospital in Dublin has resumed after being put on (...)

Tens of thousands of patients have been moved off waiting lists without having seen a doctor so that a target set by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar can be met.

Tens of thousands of patients have been moved off waiting lists without having seen a doctor so that a target set by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar (...)

Up to one in five operating theatres in hospitals across the State are lying idle because of staff shortages or a lack of resources, the Irish Hospital Consultants Association has claimed. Photograph: Thinkstock.

Up to one in five operating theatres in hospitals across the State are lying idle because of staff shortages or a lack of resources, the Irish Hospita(...)

The central finding of the European Court of Justice  was that protected working time of non-consultant hospital doctors, when they are engaged in educational and training activities and are not available for work, does not constitute working time. File photograph: Getty Images

The European Court of Justice has dismissed a case brought against Ireland by the European Commission in relation to the working hours of junior hospi(...)

The future of the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise is unclear.

A decision on the future of the emergency department at Portlaoise hospital has been put off until the autumn at the earliest. Minister for Health Leo(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Billy Kelleher: “It’s bad enough that the Minister moved the goalposts on waiting times. Now it seems he can’t even read the scoreboard.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar is standing over his claim of substantial improvements in hospital waiting times despite discrepancies between his fi(...)

Retired judge Maureen Harding Clark. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Elderly applicants to the State redress scheme for survivors of Symphysiotomy have been left waiting for awards for over seven months because of the f(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar claims to have substantially achieved his goal of ensuring no patient is on a waiting list for 18 months.

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar claims to have substantially achieved his goal of ensuring no patient is on a waiting list for 18 months. By the end (...)

Patients here spend an average of 120-165 days on waiting lists for common medical procedures. File photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Irish hospital consultants remain among the best paid in the world despite pay cuts in recent years, according to OECD figures. Irish health professio(...)

A new report by Hiqa has highlighted the frequency of recommendations repeated in healthcare reports for Irish hospitals and healthcare providers

Hospitals and other healthcare providers have been provided with new guidance for improving quality and safety by linking recommendations in official (...)