HSE national director for acute hospitals Liam Woods. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The names of five hospitals about which allegations of procurement irregularities were made to An Garda Síochána and senior Ministers last year have b(...)

Surgery for cataracts may become unnecessary in the wake of a research project in the US which has developed a new drug treatment

Surgery for cataracts may become unnecessary in the wake of a research project in the US which has developed a new drug treatment. Cataracts fo(...)

The Mater Hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A homeless man found dead in a disused ward in the Mater Hospital had been drinking hand sanitiser gel, an inquest into his death heard. Krzysztof Krz(...)

The  Mater hospital Dublin:  patient suffered  heart attack when pacing wires were removed by junior staff five days after bypass operation. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Mater hospital has apologised at the High Court over “shortcomings” in the care of a father of four who has been left brain damaged after undergoi(...)

Minister of State for Health Kathleen Lynch: hospital is ‘actively recruiting nursing staff’. Photograph: Alan Betson

There are difficulties in staffing the new inpatient cystic fibrosis unit in Cork University Hospital, Minister of State for Health Kathleen Lynch (...)

 Gardaí are appealing for information after a 16-year-old died at the Mater hospital in Dublin after being seriously injured in a road traffic incident in Finglas. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Gardaí in Finglas are investigating a fatal incident in which a teenager was hit by a car close to the junction of Tolka Valley Road and St Helena’s R(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar opened the National Rare Diseases Office. Photograph: Collins

A new National Rare Diseases Office will help to identify thousands of rare diseases that affect almost 250,000 people in Ireland. The office in Dubl(...)

 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said the Commission of Investigation had to be carried out properly. Photograph: Collins

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said Independent deputy Catherine Murphy is responsible and “not a cavalier TD”. Asked if he believed Ms Murphy (...)

Bohemians’ Gary Deegan and Shane Robinson of Shamrock Rovers battle it out at Dalymount Park. File Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Three Bohemians fans have appeared in court charged over a 40-man fight between Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers supporters in Tallaght. At Tallaght Cour(...)

 Eddie Kelly, Carlingford, Co Lough, who received a new heart in an operation at the Mater hospital, Dublin,  in  September 1985, leaving the hospital with his wife Eileen and the nurses in charge of the Intensive care unit (from left): Sr Ursula Bullen, Cork, Sr Mary Bridget and Sr Pat O’Leary. Photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has marked the 30th anniversary of the first heart transplant in Ireland by calling for a major “cultural shift” to(...)