Minister for Health James Reilly said on Tuesday that he had ordered the recent HSE internal audit report that uncovered the widespread top-up payments

Ministers approved a special annual pay deal of €195,000 two years ago to facilitate the transfer of a senior executive in the voluntary hospital sect(...)

Fine Gael TD Lucinda Creighton at Leinster House in Dublin as the Dail  debates the abortion Bill. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A Labour Party backbencher has shocked his colleagues by voting against the Government and with independents who called for provision to be made in th(...)

Minister of State for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton says she is not optimistic  legislation will be amended in a way that would make it acceptable to her.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Health James Reilly have spearheaded an unprecedented charm offensive over the past week in a concerted campaig(...)

Minister of State Lucinda Creighton: said she would not support the inclusion of suicide in any legislation. Photograph: David Sleator

Internal tensions within Fine Gael over the abortion issue erupted into the open last night when a sizeable number of TDs and Senators challeng(...)