Minister for Health Leo Varadkar hopes to reverse the fall in the number of nurses. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Targeted measures to tackle waiting lists, the recruitment of hundreds of extra doctors and nurses and the expansion of cancer services are outline(...)

  Director general of the HSE Tony O’Brien with Minister for Health James Reilly as details of the White Paper on universal health insurance were announced. Photograph: Eric Luke

More than €400 million provided annually in tax credits for health insurance and out-of-p(...)

One option being examined by Minister of State for Primary Care, Alex White, would be to phase it in over a number of years by extending the scheme gradually to people in specific age categories.

The Government is set to abandon a key election commitment to extend free GP care to almost 60,000 people with long-term illnesses. The p(...)

Wexford General Hospital: the subject of 13 recommendations after it was found to be partially compliant with the standards. Photograph: Patrick Browne jnr

Hygiene standards at four regional hospitals have been strongly criticised by inspectors from the State’s health watchd(...)