Former minister for health Dr James Reilly. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Government is expected to shelve plans, announced last year, to save €10 million in the health service by dropping products reimbursed under the (...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Frank Miller

New Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has indicated he may walk away from the Government’s plan to start issuing medical cards on the grounds of medica(...)

Former minister for Health James Reilly. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

James Reilly’s last appointment as minister for health was of a former Labour councillor and constituency rival in north Dublin.Dr Reilly appointed Ci(...)

 Minister for Children and Youth Affairs James Reilly: “For every euro spent on children, that is where you get the best return, whether it’s in health or other aspects in education.”    Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Former minister for health James Reilly is at loggerheads with his successor, Leo Varadkar, over plans to move the public health portfolio to his new(...)

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin: said much would depend on the terms of reference presented to the Dáil in the autumn

The appointment of Judge Yvonne Murphy as chairwoman of the forthcoming commission of inquiry into mother-and-baby homes has been questioned in the D(...)

Minister for Children James Reilly: “There certainly is a need for more to be done in this area.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Minister for Children James Reilly has said we must learn from the four reports published earlier this week into the deaths of young people who were (...)

Anne Ferris: “I never played childhood games with this sister. I never fought with her over toys” 1:33

A Government backbencher has spoken of her first meeting with her sister just two weeks ago.In a poignant address to the Dáil Labour TD Anne Ferris ((...)

Minister for Children James Reilly said funds would be made available to Judge Yvonne Murphy to conduct the inquiry into mother and baby homes. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Children James Reilly has said the Government is “determined” exchequer money should be prioritised towards services for people, rather (...)

Judge Yvonne Murphy: UCD awarded her an honorary degree of doctor of laws last December, citing several of her achievements including being called to both the English and Northern Irish Bar. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Judge Yvonne Murphy’s appointment as chairwoman of the commission of investigation into matters related to mother and baby homes is her latest such ro(...)

Local historian Catherine Corless at the site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The Co Galway historian who researched the deaths of almost 800 infants and children in the Bon Secours home in Tuam from the 1920s to 1961 has welco(...)