The Health Service Executive (HSE)has said the practice of “tandem burials” in which the bodies of dead infants were placed in the coffins of unrelate(...)

Jim Breslin returns to the Department of Health after serving as inaugural secretary general at the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has announced the appointment of Jim Breslin as secretary general of the Department of Health. Mr Breslin rejoins the(...)

Dr Ambrose McLoughlin: to bring his valuable insight to workings of Healthy Ireland. Photograph: David Sleator

The secretary general of the Department of Health, Dr Ambrose McLoughlin, is stepping down from the post he was appointed to in April 2012.He is movi(...)

Dr Ambrose McLoughlin: taking up new role with Healthy Ireland. Photograph: David Sleator

Being fired or being let go are very rare occurrences in Irish public service: what usually happens is that alternative posts are found and all the te(...)

The secretary general of the Department of Health, Dr Ambrose McLoughlin, is stepping down from his post. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The secretary general of the Department of Health, Dr Ambrose McLoughlin, is stepping down from his post.The department said he had decided to retire (...)

Aldi: Schools had barely closed their doors for the summer when the German supermarket began promising to sell cash-strapped parents a complete pri(...)

 Dr James Reilly  approved 17 projects for payment that had not been recommended by officials. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Counties Westmeath and Longford fared worst in the distribution of National Lottery funding from the Department of Health when James Reilly was minis(...)

Former minister for health James Reilly: his spokesman said he had moved to correct a “historical underfunding” in Dublin North. Photograph: Frank Miller

Former minister for health James Reilly awarded National Lottery grants totalling almost €500,000 to projects in his north Dublin constituency over a(...)

 Dr Ambrose McLoughlin, secretary general Department of Health:   in June he forecast a €500 million HSE deficit for the year. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The HSE is heading for a financial deficit of between €450 million and €500 million for the year, the Cabinet subcommittee on health has been told. (...)

Jon Woods: “We operate in 206 markets around the world. Basically everywhere bar Cuba and North Korea.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Jon Woods, Coca-Cola’s UK and Ireland general manager, believes the soft drinks giant can help fight obesity. The Department of Health secretary gener(...)