Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe, Co Galway: Measures were introduced after the detection of seven cases in which babies died or were seriously injured

The safety of babies being delivered at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe continued to be at risk even after the detection of seven cases in which (...)

In a letter to HSE director general Tony O’Brien, Dr O’Connell said his wife had got an academic position in Australia “and I wish to return to Australia to pursue other employment opportunities”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The “much-reduced” salary in Ireland compared with Australia was too much of a financial challenge for him, according to the doctor who stepped dow(...)

The Minister said a number of measures had been put in place to tackle emergency department overcrowding since the start of the year.  Photograph: Getty Images

Efforts to tackle overcrowding in hospital emergency departments have not been enough, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said.He said about 1,000 a(...)

Minister for Social Care Kathleen Lynch said no definitive decision had been made but did not rule out cameras in care homes in some cases. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Government has not ruled out the possibility of introducing cameras and other forms of monitoring in certain care homes but are concerned about a (...)

The perennial hospital emergency department trolley and beds crisis peaked with unprecedented intensity this week. According to the Irish Nurses and M(...)

The numbers of people on trolleys in emergency departments around the country could be higher next week, the head of the Health Service Executive has (...)

Gordon Jeyes, chief executive of Tusla, the Child and Family Agency. Photograph: Alan Betson

Standing in the gym of Dunblane Primary School on March 13th, 1996, where a lone gunman had opened fire on a class of five- and six-year-old children,(...)

Leigh Gath: in 2012 she was one of a group of campaigners who forced a Government climbdown on disability cuts after camping out in front of the Dáil overnight
Profile: Leigh Gath

The woman appointed by the Health Service Executive to liaise with whistleblowers concerned about services for vulnerable users is a thalidomide survi(...)

A documentary showing staff mistreating residents at a Co Mayo centre for adults with intellectual disabilities depicts “evil acts”, according to Phelim Quinn, the chief executive of the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) . Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A documentary showing staff mistreating residents at a Co Mayo centre for adults with intellectual disabilities depicts “evil acts”, the chief executi(...)

Minister  for Health Leo Varadkar has backed the HSE’s proposal, saying: ‘It is sad that we have to do it, but the only way to satisfy ourselves that this is not happening in other places is to have our own undercover inspections.”  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A proposal to send Health Service Executive (HSE) inspectors undercover into creches and care homes to root out abuses by staff has provoked differin(...)