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 (...)

Drinking during pregnancy is highly prevalent and “socially pervasive” in Ireland, research published in the British medical journal BMJ Open says. File photograph: Thinkstock Photos

More than 75 per cent of Irish women’s pregnancies involve exposure to alcohol despite warnings about the health effects of drinking, according to a n(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: decided to exempt asylum seekers from the charge following an examination of the issue by his officials and the Health Service Executive. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Asylum seekers living in direct provision are to be exempted from paying the prescription charge of €2.50 per item levied on medical-card holders. Min(...)

Overcrowding in hospital emergency departments last month reached a record high for the month of June, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Orga(...)

A French appeals court has ruled a German firm  does not have to compensate more than 1,000 French women fitted with  leak-prone PIP implants, overturning a lower court decision. The earlier  decision had led lawyers to claim Irish women could receive in compensation arising from  damage after their silicone gel implants were found unsafe.   File photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

The compensation hopes of thousands of Irish women who were fitted with faulty breast implants have been dealt a legal blow. A French appeals court ha(...)

A clinical nurse manager has been struck off after failing to ensure the heating system in her workplace was operating. Bridget Nuala Mary Murphy (pin(...)

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The Irish Medical Organisation has abandoned a call on doctors to boycott increased fees levied by the Medical Council. The IMO had urged doctors not(...)