More than one-third of doctors working in Ireland were trained overseas, but many are prohibited by legislation from accessing training posts. Photograph: Benis Arapovic/Hemera/Getty.

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has promised to remove barriers preventing many overseas doctors from accessing training positions leading to consult(...)

HSE says it needs over €250 million in funding to rehouse thousands of people with disabilities in smaller units and meet standards set by the health watchdog, Hiqa.

The Health Service Executive says it needs over €250 million in funding to rehouse thousands of people with disabilities in smaller units and meet sta(...)

The provision of more hospices or specialist care at home would reduce the number of patients dying in hospitals

The number of people dying in hospital could be substantially reduced through the provision of more hospices or specialist care at home, according to(...)

There were 359 patients waiting for a hospital bed yesterday, up on the same day in 2014 (227 patients) and 2013 (242). Photograph: Frank Miller

Measures introduced by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar to bring down inpatient and outpatient waiting lists are having an adverse effect on the numbe(...)

A screen grab from RTÉ’s Investigations Unit - Inside Bungalow 3 report on Prime Time last December.

Part of the controversial Áras Attracta home for people with learning disabilities has been given 28 days in which to make improvements by the State’s(...)

 Hiqa chief executive Phelim Quinn. File  photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Thousands of beds in State- run nursing homes are facing closure because facilities have not been upgraded to meet new accommodation standards set by (...)

Hiqa has been assessing nursing home standards since 2009, a few years after shocking revelations about the mistreatment of older people at Leas Cross. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

The long-running and politically explosive issue of substandard nursing home accommodation is coming to a head and will be decided one way or another (...)

Breastfeeding is linked to a range of health benefits for newborn babies and mothers. Photograph: Getty Images

Barely half of women giving birth in Irish maternity hospitals breastfeed at birth and one-third of these give up within a fortnight, a new nationa(...)

The Medical Council has sanctioned two doctors for inappropriate prescribing of  drugs. Photograph: PA Wire

The Medical Council has sanctioned two doctors for inappropriate prescribing of prescription drugs. Dr Mohammad Ahmed Khan has been struck off after (...)

From left: Former Anglo officials Aoife Maguire, Tiarnan O’Mahoney and Bernard Daly.

It was, as one of the lawyers seeking clemency for his client said, an act involving “the stroke of one button”. Yet that simple act, an attempt to h(...)