Photograph: Stephen Kelly/PA Wire.

The Health Service Executive considered suing a US pharmaceutical firm accused of charging an “astronomical” price for a life-saving drug, internal do(...)

Cork University Hospital: The HSE internal audit also raises queries regarding the payment of allowances on top of salary to a number of senior nurses in Cork and Kerry. Photograph:  Patrick Hogan/Provision

A medical consultant received nearly €70,000 in additional overtime payments for work carried out for another part of the HSE because it was not poss(...)

Hundreds of retired HSE employees are being re-employed in the health service despite repeated strictures that this should not occur, an audit report (...)

Allegations set out in an  RTÉ Investigations Unit programme regarding  the publicly funded St Vincent’s University Hospital are understood not to have  been included in an  original letter from a whistleblower sent to  Minister for Health Leo Varadkar.  File photograph: Dave Meehan

While a number of investigations into allegations of procurement irregularities in hospitals were under way before the Prime Time report by the RTÉ In(...)

Seven public and private hospitals were already under investigation for their medical procurement practices before last night’s Prime Time documentary, according to the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A Garda investigation into allegations of impropriety among staff working in the procurement departments of a number of hospitals has been ongoing sin(...)

First announced by the Government in the budget in October 2013, free GP care for the under-sixes was seen as the first step in a roll-out of free GP care for all. Photograph: Katarzyna Bialasiewicz/Getty Images/iStockphoto

From Tuesday, under-sixes across the State – or more accurately their parents – will be able to avail of free GP visits under a new regime. But if yo(...)

Senior HSE managers have expressed concern  over the cost implications of an EU directive that allows patients to obtain care abroad and recoup the costs from the State. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Senior HSE managers have expressed alarm that an EU healthcare directive - which allows patients to obtain care abroad and recoup the costs from the S(...)

Only 68 per cent of all HSE complaints are investigated within the 30-day target. My family are still waiting for a resolution to a complaint, made 16 months ago, which is now being investigated by the Ombudsman. Photograph: Thinkstock

The Ombudsman, Peter Tyndall, wants us to complain more. According to a new report, Learning to Get Better: an investigation by the Ombudsman into how(...)

Almost by chance, Elle Magazine Australia is promoting the beauty of breastfeeding by showing a model breastfeeding her baby on the cover. The June(...)

Ciara and Arthur (left), and  Aisling and Aoibheann. Photograph: Eoghan Garvey

The five babies were all born within a fortnight of each other, and celebrated their first birthdays in March. Their mothers are celebrating the fact (...)