Minister for Health Leo Varadkar who said the HSE would be abolished over the term of the next government. Photograph: Collins

The Health Service Executive (HSE) is to be dismantled in the term of the next government, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said on Saturday. He also(...)

The development of networks of maternity units needs to be fast-tracked, a report commissioned by the HSE from a UK health consultant recommends. File photograph: Getty Images

Smaller maternity units cannot operate in isolation and should share staff and facilities in order to provide sustainable services to their local popu(...)

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the British Labour Party. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn used his first conference speech to send a message to voters: “You don’t have to take what you are given.” M(...)

I was 29 at the time, and I’d felt, both physically and emotionally, a little like garbage, for about as long as I could remember. I’d experienced chronic depression, fatigue, irritable stomach, and lightheadedness, as well as the acne. I’d spent the last two years trying everything I could think of to clean out my body

One night, the April before last, I was standing in my bathroom, brushing my teeth and scrutinizing my face in the mirror. As usual, I was assessin(...)

The lake in Avène, in the south of France

This summer, I was invited to go to France to take a bath. So I went. I had heard of the French pharmacy skincare brand Avène, but I knew nothi(...)

Sarah Doran: “The biggest difference I have seen between the NHS and the HSE is the waiting times.”

Shortly after graduating with a degree in speech and language therapy from Trinity College Dublin in 2013, Sarah Doran got a temporary job as a hom(...)

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 (...)

Physician, heal thyself

News of a £5 million plan to tackle staff sickness in the British National Health Service (NHS) is a recognition of the critical and demanding work ca(...)

A spokesman for 56 Dean Street sexual health clinic, which is part of the Chelsea and Westminster NHS trust, said revealing patient identities was caused by “human error”. Photograph: Google

An investigation has been launched after an NHS clinic mistakenly revealed the identity of almost 800 patients who had attended HIV services. The 56 D(...)

Sinn Féin’s Conor Murphy: “This budget will usher in billions of further cuts targeted against the most vulnerable in society.”

The two parties most fiercely opposed to the current welfare arrangements in Northern Ireland, Sinn Fein and the SDLP, have issued scathing responses (...)