Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: said current system for dealing with brain injury cases is ‘very adversarial’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minster for Health Leo Varadkar has suggested the Government could consider introducing a non-adversarial system for dealing with the cases of childre(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Hospital groups should be given autonomy to set their own pay rates for senior managers and doctors, the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said. H(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Health Minister Leo Varadkar has paid an impromptu visit to a HSE run nursing home which was the subject of a damning HIQA report published this week.(...)

Prof Orla Hardiman said the health system was now completely demoralised. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The health system is now “utterly demoralised and completely broken”, Ireland’s first professor of neurology has said. Prof Orla Hardiman told (...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said the problems reported at nursing homes were ‘unacceptable’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Recent reports of inadequate standards in nursing homes by the health watchdog Hiqa are “unacceptable”, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said. Sp(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said the Government could fund adult primary care through changes to PRSI. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Delivering free primary care to all adults to refund medical expenses such as GP visits, prescriptions and dental fees could be done in the term of a (...)

The Department of Health stressed the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill is a “top priority” for Leo Varadkar. File photograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire

Publication of legislation to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol and regulate advertising has been delayed until the autumn, creating doubts about (...)

David Begg said the top 10  per cent of people were now taking 34 per cent of all. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Ireland must retain the current level of spending on welfare while also increasing wages if it is to tackle economic inequality, Dr David Begg directo(...)

HSE national director for acute hospitals Liam Woods. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The names of five hospitals about which allegations of procurement irregularities were made to An Garda Síochána and senior Ministers last year have b(...)

Galway hospital group Saolta said the 30-bed ward is an urgent requirement as patients are obliged to spend long periods on trolleys. Photograph: Getty Images

Physiotherapists and social workers at the west’s largest regional hospital have voted in favour of industrial action in protest over the use of dedic(...)