From left: Former Anglo officials Aoife Maguire, Tiarnan O’Mahoney and Bernard Daly.

It was, as one of the lawyers seeking clemency for his client said, an act involving “the stroke of one button”. Yet that simple act, an attempt to h(...)

Bernard Daly  was sentenced to two years. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov

Three former executives of Anglo Irish Bank have become the first bankers to go to jail in Ireland since the economic crisis broke. Former chief opera(...)

From left: Former Anglo officials Aoife Maguire, Tiarnan O’Mahoney and Bernard Daly.

Three former Anglo Irish Bank officials have been jailed for between three years and 18 months for conspiring to conceal or alter bank accounts being (...)

Minister of State at the  Department of Health Kathleen Lynch. Photograph: North West Newspix

Almost 40,000 older people can register from today for free doctor visits as the next stage of the Government’s free GP scheme is rolled out. The prov(...)

The report also flags a more optimistic future for patients due to advances in treatment. Photograph: Getty Images

At least 260 people who were infected with hepatitis C from contaminated blood products supplied by the State have died in the 20 years since the scan(...)

The HSE said it has been unable to deliver cost savings ‘because our focus has been on opening/maintaining additional bed and other capacity’.

The HSE has said it has not been able to generate savings planned for this year because it has been focussed on dealing with problems such as delayed (...)

Nationally, €238 million was spent on agency staff in 2013.  Photograph: Getty Images

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda is spending millions of euro on agency staff without confirming they have Garda or medical clearance or ha(...)

The total spend on gift cards in 2012 at the National Drug Treatment Centre came to €1,515. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The purchase by the National Drug Treatment Centre of gift cards worth almost €3,000 has been queried by HSE auditors. An audit of the centre identif(...)

Hundreds of retired HSE employees are being re-employed in the health service despite repeated strictures that this should not occur, an audit report (...)

The presence of large amounts of bird droppings at a Co Galway hospital could pose an infection risk to patients, the State’s health watchdog has warn(...)