Sean O’Rourke, Mary Curtin, Francis C Carty and Colm Boland who were awarded recipients of Life Time Membership of the NUJ at a ceremony in the GPO. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

RTÉ broadcaster Seán O’Rourke has requested that, when the time comes, he is buried with a copy of the Connacht Tribune newspaper. Reflecting on his g(...)

The Government is expected to have to provide additional funding to the HSE to meet the cost of a €22.4 million settlement with the Revenue Commiss(...)

HSE chief  Tony O’Brien has told the Public Accounts Committee in a written statement in advance of a scheduled appearance before it on Thursday that the HSE, which has about 100,000 staff, has an average annual tax bill of €1.6 billion.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Health Service Executive has made a €22.4 million settlement with the Revenue Commissioners in relation to unpaid tax. It is also expected to tell(...)

The majority of children referred to obesity programmes declined to take part or subsequently dropped out, the IPH conference heard. Photograph: Thinkstock

The majority of families referred to services to treat childhood obesity refuse to attend, and many who take up appointments later drop out, a health (...)

Hospitals in the Saolta University Health Care group were fined a total of €1.96m. It is likely University Hospital Galway accounts for most  of this amount. Photograph: Eric Luke

University Hospital Galway has been fined more than €1.17 million for failing to meet targets set by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar for reducing wa(...)

 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The HSE hopes to open an additional 440 hospital beds during the winter to help ease overcrowding pressures, according to its director general, Tony O(...)

HSE director general Tony O’Brien

Based on current figures, overcrowding in hospital emergency departments will cause significant difficulties over winter unless improvements are made,(...)

 HSE director general Tony O’Brien said additional funding is needed to repair the impact of austerity on the health service. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Health Service Executive has “no expectation” of receiving the extra €2 billion it says is needed to restore services to pre-austerity levels, acc(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: “I am going to fight my corner to secure as big a budget as possible for the health service, but at the same time I recognise there are limitations.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Department of Health is to seek additional funds on top of the €270 million agreed with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. The two(...)

Ms Y came to the attention of the HSE in mid-July 2014. Photograph: Thinkstock

Ms Y, the asylum seeker who last year unsuccessfully sought an abortion after arriving in Ireland pregnant as a result of an alleged rape, will issue(...)