Minister for Primary Care Kathleen Lynch said she was very angry about the case. Photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Primary Care Kathleen Lynch has not ruled out holding a commission of inquiry into a case in the southeast in which a woman who, as a chi(...)

The case at the centre of the row involves a woman who, as a child, was placed in a care home in the south east in 1989. She was 11 and remained there until 2009, during which period she was allegedly subject to severe abuse. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

HSE director general Tony O’Brien has promised to give a comprehensive answer to the Public Accounts Committee over accusations it lied to members in (...)

 For larger hospitals, this threshold would mean ensuring no more than 12 patients are on trolleys daily. File photograph: Frank Miller

The HSE is planning for an acceptable maximum level of overcrowding of 236 trolleys a day over the coming winter, internal documents reveal. (...)

HSE director general Tony O’Brien told his human resources department he was concerned the risks of publishing the report at the time outweighed the benefits. Photograph:  David Sleator.

The introduction of a new human resource strategy for the HSE’s 100,000 health service staff has been delayed, in part, by concerns in the Department(...)

Undated image of Katie Manton given by  her parents Aoife and Raymond Manton, of Dualla Road, Cashel, Co Tipperary, after they had settled a High Court action on her behalf. File photograph: Collins Courts

The HSE has apologised to the family of a seven-year-old Tipperary girl with cerebral palsy who has settled for €6.7 million her legal action over the(...)

Lloyds Pharmacy operates a system known as MyMed to compartmentalise a patient’s monthly medication. Photograph: Alan Betson

David and Goliath struggles between the Health Service Executive and individual patients have become common in recent years, but it is rare the HSE sq(...)

More than 10,000 people received methadone last year as a treatment for drug addiction. Photograph: Getty Images

Health authorities are seeking funding for the roll-out of an alternative to methadone for treating people with heroin and other opiate drug addict(...)

The recruitment embargo introduced by the HSE in 2009 meant there were  no staff jobs in the health service for the 1,500 nurses and 727 doctors graduating each year. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The recruitment embargo introduced by the HSE in 2009 meant there were absolutely no staff jobs in the health service for the 1,500 nurses and 727 (...)

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(...)