University Hospital Galway: one of the Saolta group of hospitals, along with Mayo General Hospital, Sligo Regional Hospital, Roscommon Hospital and Letterkenny General Hospital. Photograph: Eric Luke

The HSE has directed its internal audit unit to review the circumstances of how a private company won a contract to install critical quality and safe(...)

Dr Susan O’Reilly: taking over as chief executive of the Dublin-Midlands Hospitals Group. Photograph: Frank Miller

The new chief executive of the group of public hospitals in Dublin and the midlands will be paid nearly €220,000 a year, it has emerged.The HSE said(...)

In its recent briefing material for Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, the Department of Health said it was in consultation with the HSE reagarding the need for a further evaluation of the market place to establish its capacity to recruit and retain candidates of the calibre required in the context of a 5-year contract term.

A number of senior HSE managers are to be re-deployed on a two-year contract basis to fill key vacant chief executive positions in its new hospital gr(...)

Willie Nelson. Comedian Bill Maher offered Colorado some tips on marijuana, such as avoidinbg selling novices kief – superconcentrated crystals so potent that they’re “harvested directly from Willie Nelson’s beard”. Photograph: Rick Olivier

When Willie Nelson invites you to get high with him on his bus, you go. The man is the patron saint of pot, after all, and I’m the poster girl for (...)

University Hospital Galway: management confirmed that lack of privacy is an issue, and that some patients have experienced “difficulties”. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Terminally ill patients and their families are being deprived of dignity and privacy in the emergency department of the west’s largest hospital, pr(...)

Clare’s Tony Kelly celebrates a score agains Wexford last Saturday. The reigning Hurler of the Year is included  in a strong home U-21  team  against Tipperary in Ennis. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It may or may not be ideal timing but Clare get the chance to move on from the surrendering of their All-Ireland senior title this evening when their (...)

  In late 2011 then minister for health James Reilly (above) and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin approved a special deal of €195,000 to facilitate Mr Maher’s move from the St Vincent’s Healthcare group to the west. This salary rate was later reduced under the Haddington Road agreement. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The salary of the chief executive of the group of public hospitals in the west and northwest will be reduced to the official prevailing rate for the (...)

A controversial review of maternity services in the west and north-west has been suspended, according to the local hospital group.

A controversial review of maternity services in the west and north-west has been suspended, according to the local hospital group.The West/North West (...)

Noel Daly: owned 50% of D&F Health Partnership, the consultancy  which carried  out a controversial review of maternity services in the west and northwest.

The former chairman of the West/North West Hospital Group failed to disclose his 50 per cent shareholding in a consultancy that was commissioned to c(...)

 Minister for Health James Reilly:  said last month  that a HSE review found the procurement of services from the consultancy was not in accordance with financial regulations. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has called on the Government to publish the findings of a HSE review into how a private consultancy, part-owned by the chairman of a region(...)