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(...)

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(...)