Rhoda Twombly: ‘It is vital that the level of healthcare on the islands is not only maintained but, in cases where there have been reductions in the numbre there have been reductions in the number of nurses employed and the hours that they work, restored to previous levels.’

When Sarah Walsh prepares her bag for maternity hospital in a few days’ time, she won’t be as obsessed with weather forecasts as she was when approach(...)

Financial hardship among students has increased in the last four years and is a factor in college drop outs, suggests a report from the Higher Educat(...)

Dr James Reilly: to present Ministers with a number of options for restoring the cards which have been withdrawn in recent months. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Health James Reilly is to table proposals at Cabinet tomorrow for the reinstatement of thousands of discretionary medical cards withdraw(...)

Minister of State for Primary Care Alex White, acknowledged yesterday the Government had been “too slow” to move on the issue of discretionary medical cards.Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Patient-support groups have vowed to keep up pressure on the Government to reinstate medical cards taken from sick children over the past two years.Th(...)

Web Summit founder Paddy  Cosgrave says a degree from Trinity (above) is better, the HEA disagrees

It’s their skills that make people good employees, not the school or college they attended. We love to compare, biggest, best, tallest and so on, and (...)

Speaking at a conference today, President Michael D Higgins said community nurses were dealing with the problems caused by changes in the structure of society. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has warned against the dangers of examining healthcare in excessively economic terms.Care of the ill was not an item that (...)

The HSE’s national director of primary care, John Hennessy, said the handling of certain medical card renewal cases was indefensible. Photograph: Alan Betson

A leading HSE executive has maintained that the recent removal of discretionary medical cards from some patients has been “indefensible”.Speaking at t(...)

For dance music fans, Ireland is not a bad place to be at the minute. Rather than having nowhere to go at the weekend, the more common problem is havi(...)

Fianna Fáil health spokesman Billy Kelleher: says the  Government must stop “targeting” people with discretionary medical cards. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Up to 4,000 families who have been refused or have lost their medical cards are set to benefit from a new range of supports provided by the Health (...)

The Dalata hotel group has 5,800 rooms under its control, which include about a dozen leased hotels, mostly operating under its Maldron brand.

Dalata Hotel Group, the Republic’s largest hotel company, this morning floated on the stock exchanges of Dublin and London after raising €265 milli(...)