Minister for Health Leo Varadkar hopes to reverse the fall in the number of nurses. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Targeted measures to tackle waiting lists, the recruitment of hundreds of extra doctors and nurses and the expansion of cancer services are outline(...)

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(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar with children from the Youth Advisory Council at the launch of the design team for the new children’s hospital at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Sam Boal/PhotocallI

Make it happen. That would sum up most people’s view of the long-running national children’s hospital saga, which has already cost the taxpayer almost(...)

Anne Geary, in Tramore, Co Waterford, with Ivy her dog. Photograph:  Patrick Browne

I work as a school secretary and was feeling under the weather for a while with low energy and poor concentration. I also noticed a pimple-sized lu(...)

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to the Carlow crash on Saturday, in which a man lost his life. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

One man has died and five people were seriously injured in weekend road traffic collisions. The 42-year-old man was killed in a crash involving two(...)

John Joly’s many inventions include several important scientific instruments as well as a commercial technique for colour photography

In this season of anniversaries and centenaries it seems timely to celebrate an important Irish scientific centenary that was a major contribution (...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has had a cancerous lump removed from his right arm, he stated tonight. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has had a cancerous lump removed from his right arm, it emerged tonight.He said he had noticed the lump in Februar(...)

The road at Kilcarrig, Bagenalstown has  reopened after Garda forensic collision investigators examined the scene of a fatal crash there this afternoon.

A female passenger of a car was killed in a collision in Co Carlow this afternoon. The woman, in her mid-70s, was fatally injured when the car she was(...)

A Garda van outside the Market Cross shopping centre in Kilkenny where a woman died after being stabbed on Thursday night. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan 1:15

A psychiatric assessment has been ordered on a 27-year-old man accused of murdering a popular shop manager on Thursday night.Shane Smyth of Flat 3, Mc(...)

Dr Declan Keane described giving birth in Ireland as an “over-hospitalised process”, saying deliveries should be left to midwives, with doctors only intervening in an emergency. Photograph: Katie Collins/PA Wire.

Caesarean rates in Ireland are “far too high,” one of the country’s foremost obstetricians has said.Dr Declan Keane, a former master of the National M(...)