Earlier this week, a number of organisations opposing the plan to locate the National Children’s Hospital at a site at St James’s  Hospital in Dublin   launched a petition to build it  on a greenfield site at Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown. File photograph: Getty Images

A decision on planning permission for the new National Children’s Hospital has been delayed by up to three months. An Bord Pleanála was due to make a(...)

IMO president Dr Ray Walley. The organisation said more than 1,000 GPs emigrated to the UK between 2009 and 2013.  Photograph: Fennell Photography

Family doctors are leaving for the UK at a rate of one a day because of poor working conditions in the Irish health service, the Irish Medical Organis(...)

Fianna Fáil health spokesman Billy Kelleher said party priorities include the introduction of a tax on sugar sweetened drinks and the phasing out of alcohol sponsorship in sport. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has promised to recruit an extra 4,000 nurses, 500 consultants and 250 GPs over five years to boost the performance of the health service.(...)

That report on baby deaths at Portlaoise was hailed by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar as a “watershed” moment for maternity services in Ireland

Given the tragic nature of events in the maternity unit of Portlaoise hospital over many years, it came as no surprise that the word “accountability” (...)

Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Sixteen Health Service Executive staff are under investigation for managerial failures linked to a series of baby deaths at the Midlands Regional Hosp(...)

Natasa Eberling, an experienced nurse from Croatia, has been trying to get registered to work in Ireland for over a year.

More than 4,000 overseas doctors and nurses are seeking to work in Ireland but are unable to do so because of delays in processing their applications.(...)

Prof Tim Lynch said a cure for dementia is five to 10 years away. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Two groundbreaking discoveries by an Irish scientist, separated by almost 20 years, have shed significant new light on the causes of dementia and Park(...)

The Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. He had pledged to eliminate waits of more than 15 months by the end of last year, but failed to meet the target despite additional spending of more than €50m

A sharp increase in outpatient waiting lists last month is certain to intensify scrutiny of Leo Varadkar’s stewardship of the health service during th(...)

 Minister For Health Leo Varadkar had pledged to eliminate waits of more than 15 months for outpatient appointments by the end of last year. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The number of outpatients enduring long waits for appointments increased by almost 40 per cent last month, despite a promise by Minister for Health Le(...)

The Health Service Executive has apologised to a mental health patient over a delay of almost three years in investigating a complaint about her psychiatrist. Photograph: Getty Images

The Health Service Executive has apologised to a mental health patient over a delay of almost three years in investigating a complaint about her psych(...)