In its recent briefing material for Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, the Department of Health said it was in consultation with the HSE reagarding the need for a further evaluation of the market place to establish its capacity to recruit and retain candidates of the calibre required in the context of a 5-year contract term.

A number of senior HSE managers are to be re-deployed on a two-year contract basis to fill key vacant chief executive positions in its new hospital gr(...)

The history of the Sisters of Mercy is a long and very proud one, the President Michael D Higgins has said.  File Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The history of the Sisters of Mercy is a long and very proud one, the President Michael D Higgins has said. “Here in Ireland the Sisters of Mercy thro(...)

New hospital will now open its doors in 2019, rather than at the end of 2018 as repeatedly promised by former Minister for Health James Reilly.

The long-promised new national children’s hospital will open its doors in spring 2019, according to the design team appointed to lead the project.The (...)

Dublin footballer Jonny Cooper: humbled bymessages of support. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Gardaí are investigating the stabbing of Dublin football star Jonny Cooper in Dublin yesterday morning.Stills taken from CCTV footage circulated widel(...)

Dublin’s Jonny Cooper (right) has left the Mater Hospital after he was  assaulted on Dorset Street Upper last night. Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

Dublin defender Jonny Cooper has thanked fans for messages of support today after he was hospitalised following an assualt in the city centre early th(...)

 Hospital overcrowding is worsening, with the number of patients left waiting on trolleys 19 per cent higher than a year ago, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has said. Photograph by Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Hospital overcrowding is worsening, with the number of patients left waiting on trolleys 19 per cent higher than a year ago, the Irish Nurses and Midw(...)

The site of the proposed national children’s hospital, at St James’s Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The three Dublin children’s hospitals say no decisions have been made about the future use of their buildings and land once the new national children(...)

The scene of the stabbing at North Strand in Dublin this morning. Photograph: The Irish Times

A 45-year-old man who was stabbed in an attack in Dublin last night has died in hospital. The man, named locally as David Sheridan, from the North Str(...)

Undated US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention photo of the ebola virus. Photograph: Frederick Murphy/CDC/PA Wire

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has said there are no confirmed or suspected cases of Ebola in Ireland. The statement issued by the HSE follows a r(...)

The Dublin Coroner’s Court heard today that 82-year-old Sarah Phelan fell  four floors to a small garden area directly below the flat window.

A pensioner tragically died when she fell through a fourth floor window she was cleaning, an inquest heard.Sarah Phelan (82) was washing a windowsill (...)