Billy Kelleher: suggested funding for top-ups could be coming from car parks

There is anecdotal evidence that restrictions on executive pay are making it difficult for the health service to recruit the right talent, the HSE has(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said it is not appropriate for government agencies to sue each other and that he would expect two bodies to sort out any dispute they had without resorting to the law.

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said it is not appropriate for State agencies to sue each other and he would expect two bodies to sort out any d(...)

The corporate element of Arthur Cox’s work for child and family agency Tusla is worth €800,000 a year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The legal firm Arthur Cox has received more than €16 million from Government departments and State bodies since 2011, according to newly released figu(...)

Figures released by the HSE show that in January it spent €27.398 million on agency staff.

Expenditure by the health service on agency staff increased by more than 10 per cent in January compared with the same period last year, official f(...)

Fianna Fáil health spokesman Billy Kelleher: “There are more than 2,500 children who have been waiting more than three years to be seen.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Tens of thousands of young people are missing out on corrective dental treatment as orthodontic waiting lists climb to record levels.Some 11,163 child(...)

Dr James Reilly: “If a bully tries to intimidate you with actions, you should stand firm and be true to what you believe to be right.”

Ireland is on the verge of being the first EU country to pass a law paving the way for the introduction of plain packaging for cigarettes, Minister fo(...)

‘It does feel oddly European.’ Darragh Murphy on Lancaster Quay. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision 2:47

Last July Alan Kelly, then minister of state for public transport, unveiled a new bike-share system for Cork, Galway and Limerick. Coming five year(...)

 Clare Daly TD, who said to Enda Kenny: “How dare you attempt to have the arrogance to interpret the Constitution when it is only something our courts can do?”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Independent TD Clare Daly’s Bill allowing for abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormality was defeated by 104 votes to 20, with Sinn Féin’s abstenti(...)

Anne Ferris said “I don’t know if there will be others with me” in defying the Labour whip. Photograph: Eric Luke

A Labour TD is expected to vote against the Government and support a bill calling for abortion to be allowed in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities(...)


Legislation on fatal foetal abnormalities should be considered by the constitutional convention, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has told the Dáil.He(...)