The Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has been urged to hold an investigation into why the HSE allowed over € 2 million raised by a charity to be invested in a new purpose built isolation unit for cystic fibrosis (CF) sufferers at Cork University Hospital when it didn’t have the staff to run the centre.

The Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has been urged to hold an investigation into why the HSE allowed over € 2 million raised by a charity to be inves(...)

USI president Kevin Donoghue said in a letter to the Minister that he had been too quick to judge students’ unions, reminding him of the role students had played in encouraging young people to vote in the same-sex marriage referendum in May.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has said students’ unions are capable of running a country after Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said it seeme(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said people should not be afraid to make complaints against nursing homes. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

It is a “positive thing” that complaints against nursing homes are rising and that people are not afraid to make them, Minister for Health Leo Varadka(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said it would be a tragedy for Greece to leave the EU. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said it is like the Greek government has been taken over by a student union during the ongoing debt crisis. Mr V(...)

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The Irish Medical Organisation has abandoned a call on doctors to boycott increased fees levied by the Medical Council. The IMO had urged doctors not(...)

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The National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) has claimed that the “vast, vast majority” of GPs around the country who have signed the co(...)

Minister of State with responsibility for Primary Care Kathleen Lynch and Minister for Health Leo Varadkar at the launch of the online registration system for the free GP care for the under-6s scheme. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

GPs who signed up “under protest” to the new contract to provide free care for children aged under six have said they have been told by the HSE to wri(...)

 VHI has been given an extra month by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar to raise the capital necessary to complete its switch to being a regulated non-life insurer as per an EU ruling in 2011. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

State-owned health insurance group VHI has been given an extra month by the Government to raise the capital necessary to complete its switch to being(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The release yesterday of the first report by the Health Service Executive on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act was a deliberately low-key af(...)

TDs Alex White, John Lyons, Joan Burton and Kevin Humphreys at the marriage referendum count at the RDS. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Legislation to provide for same-sex marriage will be delayed until the autumn, the Government has confirmed. The Court of Appeal has set a date of J(...)