A French appeals court has ruled a German firm  does not have to compensate more than 1,000 French women fitted with  leak-prone PIP implants, overturning a lower court decision. The earlier  decision had led lawyers to claim Irish women could receive in compensation arising from  damage after their silicone gel implants were found unsafe.   File photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

The compensation hopes of thousands of Irish women who were fitted with faulty breast implants have been dealt a legal blow. A French appeals court ha(...)

A clinical nurse manager has been struck off after failing to ensure the heating system in her workplace was operating. Bridget Nuala Mary Murphy (pin(...)

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The Irish Medical Organisation has abandoned a call on doctors to boycott increased fees levied by the Medical Council. The IMO had urged doctors not(...)

Minister of State with responsibility for Primary Care Kathleen Lynch and Minister for Health Leo Varadkar at the launch of the online registration system for the free GP care for the under-6s scheme. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

GPs who signed up “under protest” to the new contract to provide free care for children aged under six have said they have been told by the HSE to wri(...)

Parents can still register their children on gpvisitcard.ie for free GP care.

More than 79,000 children registered by their parents for the Government’s under-sixes scheme are entitled to free GP care from today. Under the schem(...)

The Rotunda is to move to the site of Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown and the Coombe is to transfer to a site adjacent to the planned new national children’s hospital at St James’s Hospital

The Rotunda and Coombe women’s hospital are to be moved as part of a re-organisation of maternity services in Dublin, the Government has announced. Th(...)

The number of private and voluntary nursing homes dropped by nearly 4 per cent to 437 over the past five years, at a time when the older population was growing, a survey carried out by Nursing Homes Ireland (NHI) shows. Photograph: Thinkstock.

The average weekly cost of accommodation in a private or voluntary nursing home is €896, according to a survey published Tuesday. This compares to €85(...)

Dr Bobby Smyth: said similar findings had been made in other countries where bans were introduced. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Consumption of so-called legal highs fell sharply after a Government crackdown on “head shops” that sold them, new research indicates. There was a (...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The release yesterday of the first report by the Health Service Executive on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act was a deliberately low-key af(...)

Kilkenny District Court has made an interim order cancelling the registration of Our Lady’s Unit at St Patrick’s Centre with effect from last Friday evening.

A residential unit for people with intellectual disabilities in Kilkenny has had its registration cancelled after concerns were raised by inspectors f(...)