The Central Remedial Clinic in Dublin. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Voluntary hospitals and health agencies did not act outside their powers when they made top-up payments to senior executives, the Office of the Att(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Two years after the controversy began over millions of euro in top-up payments being made to health service executives, the Department of Health and t(...)

A Belgian police officer and soldiers on  duty inside the Galerie de la Reine in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA 1:10

Brussels faces its third day of a major security lockdown as police arrested 16 people last night in Belgium, in the wake of the terrorist attacks (...)

Dr James Reilly, who was Minister for Health for more than three years, has made 315 representations since 2011. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and former Minister for Health James Reilly have made more than 300 representations each on behalf of constituents in relation t(...)

The Government has effectively abandoned its plans for universal health insurance (UHI) and used costings and analysis from the Economic and Social Re(...)

Labour leader Joan  Burton said the Eighth Amendment should be repealed and abortion made available in cases of fatal foetal abnormality, threats to the life of the mother or very serious health complications for the mother and in cases of rape and incest. File photograph: Getty Images

Tánaiste Joan Burton has expressed confidence that if Labour is returned to office after the next general election, the party will be in a position to(...)

Early Childhood Ireland chief executive officer Teresa Heeney: says vital supports such as speech therapists, psychologists and occupational therapists are  needed. Photograph: Garrett White

Thousands of children with special needs are set to receive supports to allow them to benefit from the free preschool year for the first time. About(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: “The research and the work done by the ESRI and others clearly indicates that the model that was studied is not affordable now or ever because of the very large premiums that would be imposed on families or the subsided that the exchequer would have to foot the bill for if we were to go down that route.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said the method of universal health insurance (UHI) proposed by his predecessor James Reilly is “not affordable,(...)

Brendan Howlin said the ‘desirable’ UHI model remains an objective for the Government. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Government has insisted it remains committed to universal affordable healthcare despite dropping its original plan for Universal Health Insurance (...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: Will urge the Government to undertake further research into the most appropriate system of universal health insurance. Photograph:Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government’s original model of universal health insurance, proposed by former Minister for Health James Reilly, would have increased the cost of r(...)