Soggy chips, rubber eggs and other staples of hospital food could soon be a thing of the past if Minister for Health Leo Varadkar gets his way.Mr Vara(...)

Jonathan Irwin, co-founder of the Jack and Jill Foundation. “If ever this Government needed to take stock and listen to the views of parents of sick children regarding the location of the national children’s hospital, it is now.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Jack and Jill Foundation, which provides support for parents of extremely sick children, is opening a petition calling for the site of the new n(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly with Children’s Hospital Group chief executive Eilish Hardiman at Government buildings last year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Development of the new national children’s hospital is to go ahead at St James’s Hospital after the executive spearheading the project emphatically ru(...)

The chapel on the grounds of St James’s Hospital that which is to be demolished. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Building of the proposed new national children’s hospital may not be able to start until a sewer running under the site is rerouted at a cost of €18(...)

Leona Lambe born last Friday in Mount Carmel Hospital. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times 1:29

The last child born in Dublin’s Mount Carmel hospital has been introduced to the public. Leona Lambe was born to Martina Ryan and Thomas Lambe in the (...)

IMO representitives Eileen Finn,  Marian Hendrick, Patricia Kelly Maloney and Eleanor Byrne photographed at Mount Carmel hospital earlier this week. Most staff will finish their last shift today. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times 1:44

Most of the 300 staff at Dublin’s Mount Carmel hospital are completing their last shift today, with all elective work scheduled to finish at 3 pm. Wor(...)

Research showed that Irish people start smoking younger than those in any other EU country, according to Minister of State for Health Alex White  Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

The Government will consider making nicotine patches freely available to pregnant women, the Dáil has heard. Minister of State for Health Alex (...)

 It is hazardous to transport newborns in need of urgent medical care from one hospital to another. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A year ago today, the Government announced that the new national children’s hospital would be built at St James’s Hospital in Dublin.The news was gree(...)

Praveen Halappanavar’s wife Savita died from septicaemia at Galway University Hospital on October 28th 2012. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

A member of the Maternal Mortality Working Group in Ireland has said the issue of under-recording of deaths of women during pregnancy or labour is un(...)