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(...)

The Government has effectively abandoned its plans for universal health insurance (UHI) and used costings and analysis from the Economic and Social Re(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A senior executive at Tallaght Hospital has warned he will take High Court action if the hospital goes ahead with an investigation into complaints mad(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: “The research and the work done by the ESRI and others clearly indicates that the model that was studied is not affordable now or ever because of the very large premiums that would be imposed on families or the subsided that the exchequer would have to foot the bill for if we were to go down that route.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said the method of universal health insurance (UHI) proposed by his predecessor James Reilly is “not affordable,(...)

Brendan Howlin said the ‘desirable’ UHI model remains an objective for the Government. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Government has insisted it remains committed to universal affordable healthcare despite dropping its original plan for Universal Health Insurance (...)