Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: ‘We will always have locums.’  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

About 100 of the thousands of X-rays and other scans reviewed because of errors identified in the work of three locum radiologists required a follow-(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: said further reviews would be necessary in a number of other hospitals where the locums worked. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The locum radiologist at the centre of a major recall of patients at Cavan Monaghan Hospital was not on the specialist register of the Medical Counci(...)

New York-based publisher Niall O’Dowd says TDs and Senators must put pressure on the US Government to improve the situation of Irish illegals. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

New York-based publisher Niall O’Dowd has told TDs and Senators to put pressure on the US Government to improve the situation of Irish illegals.Mr O’D(...)

Tipperary TD Michael Lowry: “If I’m re-elected I’d be happy to look at it. In principle I’ve no difficulty supporting a government that produces economic policies that are good for the country.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government has begun reaching out to some Independent TDs ahead of the general election as senior figures calculate the administration can return(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the Fine Gael National Conference in Castlebar last weekend. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The spotlight is beginning to shine on what might be called “Endapendent” TDs who are being courted discreetly by both the Minister for Finance Michae(...)

TDs have received complaints about kerosene in petrol destroying car engines

The incidents of alleged petrol stretching has dropped in the last two months, according to new figures.But despite 134 allegations in the past seven (...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has defended standards at the maternity unit of Portiuncula Hospital. Photograph: Collins

Staff at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe, Co Galway, raised concerns about a spike in problem births on a number of occasions last year before act(...)

Lucinda Creighton is the only confirmed TD in her new party.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

The new political year has seen a flurry of activity around various political groupings and embryonic parties which may emerge ahead of the next gener(...)

The Irish Times reported on Tuesday that the confidential report commissioned by the HSE had concluded that Ireland was too rural to support an ambulance service to compare with the service in England and to meet official targets for response times.

The existing system of measuring ambulance response times should be abolished and replaced by one that focuses on the outcome for the patient, the Min(...)

Independent Deputy Finian McGrath has said he would be open to a third rate of tax for high earners. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Independent Deputy Finian McGrath has said he would be open to a third rate of tax for high earners.The Dublin North-Central deputy, who is to join wi(...)