Dr James Reilly  approved 17 projects for payment that had not been recommended by officials. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Counties Westmeath and Longford fared worst in the distribution of National Lottery funding from the Department of Health when James Reilly was minis(...)

 Dr Ambrose McLoughlin, secretary general Department of Health:   in June he forecast a €500 million HSE deficit for the year. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The HSE is heading for a financial deficit of between €450 million and €500 million for the year, the Cabinet subcommittee on health has been told. (...)

Political self-analysis

The MacGill Summer School is in full swing with politicians, lobbyists and critics gathering to identify necessary reforms; settle personal scores and(...)

The original proposal for the Curlew Road Health Centre in Drimnagh included the erection of a three-storey GP centre accommodating 10 GPs and three nurses with provisions for physiotherapy, speech therapy, addiction services and dispensary facilities. Photograph: Getty

The construction of a major new HSE primary care centre in Dublin may be in doubt following an appeal to An Bórd Pleanála over its construction.Work o(...)

Former CRC chairman Hamilton Goulding stands in front of a portrait of the CRC’s founder Lady Valerie Goulding

The former chairman of the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) has said his board was effectively dismissed at a few hours notice last December.Hamilton Go(...)

Former Central Remedial Clinic chief executive Paul Kiely received a  total retirement package of €740,000.

The HSE has signalled that it wants to see the repayment of any excess money paid to Paul Kiely, the former chief executive of the Central Remedial C(...)

 Deputy director general of the HSE Laverne McGuinness told the PAC that they were seeking to have the payments continued on an individualised or “red circled” basis. Photograph: Alan Betson

More than 60 senior managers in voluntary hospitals and health agencies are claiming to have contractual entitlements to retain additional or top-up p(...)

John McGuinness  raised concerns over €258,000 paid to fill the position of chief operations officer/deputy chief executive officer . Photograph: The Irish Times

People appointed on consultancy contracts to carry out work for public bodies are not covered by the Government’s official pay ceiling, the Department(...)

The chairman of PAC John McGuinness: he said the HSE was a business and if he was a shareholder, he would say it was not fit for purpose. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Cost-saving drives in the health service are expected to intensify in the weeks ahead as the Department of Health estimates that the HSE’s financial d(...)

Public Accounts Committee chair John McGuinness has called on the heads of the Health Service Executive and the Department of Health to resign. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The chairman of the Dáil Public Accounts Committee has called on the heads of the Health Service Executive and the Department of Health to resign.Fian(...)