Minister for Health Leo Varadkar told the Dáil last week that the Government was committed to achieving compliance with the provisions of the directive. Photograph: The Irish Times

It will be 2017 at the earliest before most non-consultant hospital doctors see their working hours complying with limits set out in an EU directiv(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said he is looking for more money for the Fair Deal nursing home scheme. He said overcrowding in hospital emergen(...)

Minister for health Leo Varadkar. File photograph: Collins

The Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said to the best of his knowledge no-one in the Department of Health is disputing the draft Hiqa report into (...)

The HSE is entitled to answer charges made against it on baby deaths at Portlaoise hospital, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil.He said that was the w(...)

Tony O Brien, director general of the  HSE, said he didn’t dispute the serious problems at the hospital. Photo: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The HSE appealed to the Department of Health to “urgently intervene” earlier in the bitter row with health watchdog Hiqa over its investigation into (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he wants to see the Portlaoise hospital report published but added two organisations using public money should not be in “court situations”.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he wants to see the Portlaoise hospital report published but added two organisations using public money should not be in(...)

Roisin and Mark Molloy, whose son died just minutes after he was born at Midlands Regional  Hospital in 2012. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The father of a baby who died in Portlaoise hospital says HSE management must take responsibility for the deaths instead of seeking to prevent the pu(...)

HSE director general Tony O’Brien: described the women’s accounts as “unverified” and said the draft Hiqa report lacks accuracy and balance. Photograph: Alan Betson

A controversial draft report into baby deaths at a midlands hospital makes more than 250 “adverse findings or inferences” affecting senior figures (...)

A screen-grab of the home page of oblivious.ie – a politics website operated by a group of transition year students from St Attracta’s CS, Tubbercurry in Sligo

A survey of almost 250 students across four secondary schools has found that politicians are trusted by only one in 10 teenagers. The majority of thos(...)

 Saoirse Perry from Cabra who received a liver transplant last year with Minister for Health  Leo Varadkar at the launch by  Organ Donor Awareness in the Mansion House in Dublin on Monday. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar urged people to carry a donor card and to have a conversation around the dinner table with their family as to whether(...)