The chief executive of the Labour Relations Commission Kieran Mulvey. Under new Labour Relations Commission proposals hospital consultants working exclusively in the public service could reach the maximum pay rate at a faster rate. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Hospital consultants working exclusively in the public service could reach the maximum pay rate of €175,000 at a faster rate under new proposals drawn(...)

The Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly: free GP care a core objective. Photograph: Michael Donnelly/ Collins Photos

There are high stakes involved for all sides in the row between the Government and general practitioners on the Government’s plans for introduc(...)

Tony O’Brien, director general of the HSE, said: ‘Some very significant areas of planned expenditure’ had been edited from the list of proposed developments in a bid to reduce the level of funding it was seeking ‘in light of the emerging estimates picture’. Photograph: Alan Betson

The director general of the HSE, Tony O’Brien, warned the Government that a failure to provide funding for its proposed key developments for this y(...)

Minister of State with responsibility for Primary Care  Alex White TD and Minister for Health Dr James Reilly TD. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The introduction of free GP care is perhaps the key part of the Government’s healthcare reforms scheduled to be implemented during its current term of(...)

Minister for Education and Skills Ruairi Quinn TD during the announcement of Budget 2014 at the Government Press Centre, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Martin Wall, Industry Correspondent and Dick AhlstromMinister for Education Ruairi Quinn has said he is willing to talk to the Association of Secondar(...)

“We have a number of robust measures in place to ensure benefit paid on behalf of our customers is appropriate and warranted”

VHI, the State’s largest health insurer, recouped almost €7 million last year on foot of investigations into overcharging or erroneous payments to hos(...)