The Government had indicated that the national children’s hospital, planned for the campus of St James’s Hospital in Dublin, could cost about €650m

The cost of building the new national children’s hospital could be up to €60 million higher than originally envisaged, the Government has been warned.(...)

A €10 million deal on rural GP allowances has been  arrived at days before Government TDs in Clare and Mayo, including Taoiseach Enda Kenny, face strong electoral challenges from two rural doctor candidates. File photograph: Getty Images

The number of GPs qualifying for rural allowances is to double to more than 300 under a series of significant pay concessions agreed between doctors a(...)

Two years ago, an RTÉ documentary reported on the deaths of five babies in Portlaoise, and scores of women have since come forward with their stories of adverse events in the maternity unit, including further deaths. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Major changes are to be made to a long-running investigation into a series of baby deaths at Portlaoise hospital in order to avert its collapse over l(...)

Sinn Féin health spokesman Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, Cllr Máire Devine, Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams TD and Cllr Darren O’Rourke at the launch of a billboard campaign outside the Mater Hospital, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sinn Féin had a good start to the campaign last week and took credit for highlighting the confusion over the Government’s figures on the fiscal space.(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny  told   Fine Gael Ardfheis in City West Dublin  the election would be a choice “between a clear plan to keep the recovery going; or putting the people’s hard-won progress at risk”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fine Gael will today pledge to give greater financial assistance to the middle classes to pay for the cost of medication if re-elected to government.(...)

A man (24) is in hospital after a shooting in Tallaght in Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Garda investigation was underway on Monday night after a young man was shot in Tallaght in Dublin. The 24-year-old man was in a car in Parkhill We(...)

The INMO has said that there are nearly 560 patients on trolleys in emergency departments and on wards at present. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Beaumont Hospital in Dublin has asked people to avoid or delay attending its emergency department as the number of patients having to wait on trolleys(...)

The strategy does not propose closing any of the Republic’s 19 maternity units. Photograph: Getty Images

Women are to be given far greater choice in making arrangements for giving birth as part of a radical 10-year strategy for transforming the country’s (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil the emergency department in University Hospital Galway is not fit for purpose. Photograph: The Irish Times

The emergency department in University Hospital Galway is not fit for purpose in this day and age, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil. “The staff(...)

The Health Service Executive has warned the Government that the number of patients scheduled to be treated in public hospitals next year could (...)