Nurses who attended consultation meetings regarded the level of pay restoration in the revised Lansdowne Road agreement as “very minimal” compared with the “draconian” cuts imposed over the past six years. File photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Nurses and midwives have voted overwhelming in favour of the revised Lansdowne Road Agreement on public pay and pensions, in spite of reservations ove(...)

Choice reading: Robert F Kennedy – author of Thirteen Days, chosen by Micheál Martin – in the Oval Office with his brother President John F Kennedy in 1962, the year of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Photograph: Art Rickerby/Life/Getty

In August 2008 David Cameron handed out a list of recommended reading to his fellow Conservative Party MPs before the House of Commons recesssed for i(...)

A newborn baby typically comes into contact with seven different people every day. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

About 50,000 babies in Ireland may not be immunised against tuberculosis (TB) by the end of this year due to a delay in the delivery of the vaccine. (...)

Photograph: Stephen Kelly/PA Wire.

The Health Service Executive considered suing a US pharmaceutical firm accused of charging an “astronomical” price for a life-saving drug, internal do(...)

More than one-third of doctors working in Ireland were trained overseas, but many are prohibited by legislation from accessing training posts. Photograph: Benis Arapovic/Hemera/Getty.

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has promised to remove barriers preventing many overseas doctors from accessing training positions leading to consult(...)

A new 120-bed unit is to be built at the National Rehabilitiation Hospital in Dún Laoghaire. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Funding of €15 million has been allocated for a new 120-bed unit at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin. Minister for He(...)

Fianna Fáil  leader Micheál Martin has previously ruled out a coalition with Fine Gael. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The possibility of a coalition or some governing arrangement between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael has been obvious from opinion polls for some time now, (...)

‘The Minister for Health Leo Varadkar recently said that the health service, simply to meet current demand, needs an extra €1 billion a year’. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

As we approach a general election, there is a basic story that both the government parties would like to tell. The last seven years have been horrible(...)

Charles J Haughey was the last taoiseach who announced his intention of leading on in government for the foreseeable future. He was gone within months(...)

1993: A single tertiary paediatric hospital based in Dublin is proposed by the faculty of paediatrics at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. I(...)