Minister For Health Leo Varadkar:  told the Dáil this week  mental health services had benefited more from spending than other parts of the health service from spending increases under the outgoing Government. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Mental health campaigners are to protest outside the Dáil on Thursday against the diversion of funds from mental health to other areas in the Health S(...)

In the words of Oscar Wilde, a cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. Based on what we have learned about mental h(...)

Last month, five young men died by suicide in Newbridge, Co Kildare. File photograph: Getty Images

A priest speaking out about the tragedy of seven suicides in three weeks in Co Laois has said the clergy are becoming “sacramental firemen” going from(...)

Minister for Health Leo  Varadkar’s department plans to raid €12 million of the €35 million reserved for mental health to offset costs in other areas. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Sinn Féin has called on Minister for Health Leo Varadkar to explain to the Dáil why money supposedly ring-fenced for mental health spending is being (...)

Kathleen Lynch is resisting any raid on the funds available to her for mental health while she serves in the current caretaker administration. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The College of Psychiatrists has expressed dismay at plans to divert money supposedly ring-fenced for mental health to other areas. The Green Party h(...)

Minister of State Kathleen Lynch: Requested that agreed allocation for mental health remains in place “for the duration of the caretaker government and until a new minister is in place”. Photograph: The Irish Times

Plans by the Department of Health and the HSE to raid money supposedly ring-fenced for mental health for spending in more politically sensitive areas (...)

Former minister of state Kathleen Lynch. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former Labour minister of state Kathleen Lynch warned her party colleagues against introducing water charges, saying it could lead to a major backlash(...)

Former minister for Health James Reilly at the count centre in Cloghran. photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

A number of Government Ministers lost their seats in a bruising general election for Fine Gael and Labour. Deputy leader of Fine Gael James Reilly, (...)

Billy Kelleher of Fianna Fáil who was  elected at Cork North Central. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision.

The four seats of Cork North-Central have been filled with Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, Sinn Féin and the Anti-Austerity Alliance-People Before Profit each(...)

INMO general secretary Liam Doran said pay restoration for student nurses and midwives went “some way” to correct a serious wrong done to young nurses and midwives in 2011/12. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Pay rates for student nurses are to be increased from the beginning of March under a new deal agreed between the Government and nursing unions. About(...)