Emergency medecine consultant at Tallght hospital Dr Jean O’Sullivan made a complaint in 2011.

Tallaght hospital has promised an early investigation of allegations by a consultant that she suffered intimidation for advocating for patients in the(...)

Minister of State for Health Kathleen Lynch: officially opened Mount Carmel Community Hospital, in Churchtown, Dublin, on Thursday. Photograph: Joe Boland

A swarm of ministers and politicians descended on Churchtown on Dublin’s southside on Thursday for the reopening of the Mount Carmel hospital. The (...)

A bed without an occupant in   Mount Carmel Community Hospital on the day of  its  opening  in Churchtown, Co Dublin, September 3rd, 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Up to one-quarter of the beds in the newly reopened Mount Carmel community hospital in south Dublin lay empty last week because of a reluctance of nor(...)

The Medical Protection Society, which provides indemnity cover for 16,000 Irish doctors, says “gravy train” legal fees are driving up health costs for patients and forcing doctors to join the “brain drain” leaving Ireland.

Legal fees in most medical negligence cases should be capped to 20 per cent of the award and tough financial penalties imposed on lawyers who bring fo(...)

Some of the staff outside Mount Carmel Hospital. Photograph: David Sleator

On Friday, January 24th, the High Court appointed provisional liquidators to close Mount Carmel, the private hospital in Dublin. The announcement caug(...)

Kathleen Lynch: said the State would have €635 million more to spend next year than in 2014

The Health Service Executive could start 2015 with a deficit of €85 million despite increased funding next year, Fianna Fáil health spokesman Billy K(...)

The family of a woman who died of multi-organ failure seven days after she had a hysterectomy at Mount Carmel private hospital in Dublin has secured €560,000 in settlement of their High Court action. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The family of a woman who died of multi-organ failure seven days after she had a hysterectomy at Mount Carmel private hospital in Dublin has secured €(...)

Former taoisigh Brian Cowen (left) and Albert Reynolds with Arthur French of the K Club at a reception in Áras an Uachtaráin hosted by President Mary McAleese.  Photograph : Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

The former taoiseach Albert Reynolds, who has died aged 81, made Northern Ireland his priority when he took office in 1992. Building on the groundwork(...)

Declan and Helena O’Shea with twins Theon and Asha at home in Kilmihil, Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Declan O’Shea was on holiday in Portugal in 2011 when he fell off a third-floor balcony while sleepwalking. He ended up in a coma for two weeks. When (...)

First-trimester screening  involves a scan and a blood test to identify a pregnant woman’s risk of foetal anomaly.Photograph: Tek Image/Science Photo Library

An increasing number of pregnant women who receive a diagnosis of a fatal foetal anomaly are travelling for abortion, a leading expert on foetal medi(...)