Taoiseach Enda Kenny has claimed  the country was now in “a different space” from the situation a few years ago, when unemployment and interest rates soared as 250,000 lost their jobs.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Irish health service should introduce a policy of having no waiting lists and incentivise staff to achieve this goal, a conference on health servi(...)

Dr Susan O’Reilly: taking over as chief executive of the Dublin-Midlands Hospitals Group. Photograph: Frank Miller

The new chief executive of the group of public hospitals in Dublin and the midlands will be paid nearly €220,000 a year, it has emerged.The HSE said(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny at University Hospital Galway where he officially opened the paediatric cystic fibrosis unit. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A paediatric cystic fibrosis unit has officially been opened at University Hospital Galway. The unit, which cost €590,000 to construct – €250,000 was(...)

  In late 2011 then minister for health James Reilly (above) and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin approved a special deal of €195,000 to facilitate Mr Maher’s move from the St Vincent’s Healthcare group to the west. This salary rate was later reduced under the Haddington Road agreement. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The salary of the chief executive of the group of public hospitals in the west and northwest will be reduced to the official prevailing rate for the (...)

Minister for Health James Reilly. Photograph: Alan Betson.

Minister for Health James Reilly has defended his appointment of a businessman at the centre of conflict of interest allegations to the chair of th(...)

A controversial review of maternity services in the west and north-west has been suspended, according to the local hospital group.

A controversial review of maternity services in the west and north-west has been suspended, according to the local hospital group.The West/North West (...)

   The board of the HSE West/North West Hospital Group has ordered a review of the actions of staff members who treated Savita Halappanavar (above) at University Hospital Galway.

The board of the West/North-West Hospitals group is to start a review of the actions of all staff members involved in the care of Savita Halappanavar (...)