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 (...)

The bulk of the €22m tax settlement reached between the HSE and the Revenue Commissioners in recent weeks related to the late payment of employers’ PRSI

More than 50 medical consultants are “years” behind in signing off on claim forms that would release money owed to the Health Service Executive (HSE),(...)

Train services across the country seem set to come to a standstill for three hours next Friday as part of industrial action by drivers.

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohue said he will not intervene in the industrial dispute between management and unions at Iarnród Éireann which wil(...)

Last year, the HSE was forced to spend a record €336 million on agency staff and overtime to fill vacancies.

The rising cost of hiring agency staff to fill gaps in essential front-line health services has emerged as a major concern facing the Health Servic(...)

Philip Smith  claimed he was made the ‘fall guy’ by RSA when certain issues emerged at the Irish business in October 2013. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Ireland’s biggest insurance company RSA plans to appeal the €1.25 million award by the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) to its former chief executive(...)