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 (...)

Senator John Whelan: said he was appalled to report to the House that families had been threatened by elements within the Department of Health and the HSE that meagre supports would be withdrawn if they countenanced legal action. Photograph: Eric Luke.

Labour Senator John Whelan has criticised the Government for its attitude to children suffering from narcolepsy.He told the Seanad that Minister for (...)

Maynooth University is taking part in Kildare Expo 2015

Several major multinationals will join semi-state firms in an initiative entitled “Meet the buyer”, organised by the North Kildare Chamber of Commerce(...)

The maker of one of the world’s most expensive medicines, whose price has been described by the HSE as “exorbitant” and “astronomical”, have refused t(...)

Mental Health Reform director Dr Shari McDaid has welcomed the HSE’s decision to introduce full-time supports for those experiencing mental health difficulties. Photograph: Alan Betson

An umbrella group representing mental health charities in Ireland has welcomed the HSE’s decision to introduce full-time supports for those experienc(...)

A documentary showing staff mistreating residents at a Co Mayo centre for adults with intellectual disabilities depicts “evil acts”, according to Phelim Quinn, the chief executive of the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) . Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A documentary showing staff mistreating residents at a Co Mayo centre for adults with intellectual disabilities depicts “evil acts”, the chief executi(...)