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(...)

 A patient on a trolley in a hospital corridor. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Nurses will be balloted next month on industrial action in hospital emergency departments across the State, unless independent safety reviews of each (...)

Less than half of trainee GPs surveyed saw themselves working full-time five years after training. File photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Only one-third of current GP trainees definitely plan to stay in Ireland after qualifying, according to a new report. One in seven say they will defin(...)

Report finds that Asthma on average results in  12 missed days of work per adult in an average year, and 10 missed days at school for a child.

One in five people with asthma cannot work due to poor health and a majority experience depressive symptoms, according to a new report. The loss of pr(...)

Michelle Corrigan, at home in Swords, Co Dublin, with her three-year-old twins, Eric and Sean, whose lives were saved by the use of ground- breaking surgery at the Rotunda hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien 4:17

Imagine an aeroplane full of small children that’s careening out of control. The airline – let’s call it HSEAir – doesn’t have a brilliant reputati(...)

Before the new technique was pioneered in Ireland the mortality rate was 90%. Photograph: Getty Images 4:17

More than 100 children’s lives have been saved while still in the womb through the use of groundbreaking surgery since 2006 at the Rotunda Hospital, n(...)

Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation protesting last month outside Leinster House. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Co-ordinated industrial action in a number of hospital emergency departments over the overcrowding crisis “cannot be ruled out,” according to the Iris(...)

The Real Cost of Cancer report says that the financial burden caused by parking is “almost unbearable” for some families.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Many cancer patients and their families face a financial crisis while going through their treatment, according to a report commissioned by the Irish C(...)

Researchers from the Royal College of Surgeons found that between 1997-2012 there was a substantial increase in the prescribing of regular medicines, particularly among older people. Photograph: Ron Chapple Studios/Getty Images

Excessive prescribing of multiple drugs to patients has increased tenfold over a 15-year period, according to a new study. Between 1997 and 2012, th(...)

The course is being offered in the Republic for the first time. Photograph: Peter Dazeley/Getty images

Families who are struggling to cope with a loved one with an eating disorder are being invited to attend a course designed for their needs. The course(...)