Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe said Enda Kenny made the decision on the Eighth Amendment alone. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has denied he bounced Taoiseach Enda Kenny into making a decision on the Eighth Amendment. Speaking o(...)

Minister for Children Dr James Reilly: The Taoiseach gave him a dressing-down in front of his party’s ministerial team over his comments calling for a repeal of the Eighth Amentment. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been urged by three of his senior Ministers to address concerns surrounding the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution. (...)

The latest monthly performance report for September, published by the HSE on Thursday, shows that 2,244 patients were waiting longer than 18 months for inpatient and day procedures, while 5,442 were waiting more than 15 months. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Hospitals were fined €1.7 million by the Health Service Executive (HSE) in September for failing to meet strict targets on cutting waiting time(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton: said the State’s industrial relations machinery was at the disposal of the parties in the nurses’ dispute. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton refused to be drawn in any detail on the performance of Cabinet colleague and fellow Dublin West TD Minister for Health (...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: “I do not anticipate the next government, if my party leads it, being able to change the funding model for healthcare substantially.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Significantly changing the healthcare funding model will not be completed in the next government’s lifetime, if Fine Gael is returned to power, Mini(...)

Stephen and Catherina McGarry. Photograph:

The Coombe hospital has apologised to a Dublin couple over the death of their baby in a botched delivery more than two decades ago. The hospital admit(...)

  INMO general secretary Liam Doran and  president Claire Mahon announcing the results of the nurses ballot. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Emergency department nurses across the State have voted overwhelmingly to strike from next month over chronic overcrowding and understaffing. The Iris(...)

Cork woman Grainne Foley, whose baby had growth restrictions in the womb, and stroke survivor Paul Lambe, at a conference on clinical trials at the Gibson Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The dizziness set in as Paul Lambe was speeding through the Port Tunnel a year ago. He slowed to a crawl but managed to get out of the tunnel. Steppin(...)

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

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has urged the Oireachtas banking inquiry to complete its work and publish a report by next January. The committee hel(...)

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(...)