Eilish Hardiman, CEO of the Children’s Hospital Group, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, Jace O’Rourke (2-and-a-half-months-old) and John Pollock of the  National Paediatric Hospital Development Board  celebrate  the granting of permission for the new children’s hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

1993: A single tertiary paediatric hospital based in Dublin is proposed by the faculty of paediatrics at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. (...)

Director general of the HSE Tony O’Brien had told the PAC that St Vincent’s Private Hospital had “a parasitic dependence on the adjacent State-funded public hospital”. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Forensic auditors commissioned by the HSE to review financial arrangements within the St Vincent’s Healthcare Group in Dublin have made no adverse fi(...)

There are allegations that children and adults with intellectual disabilities, some of whom are mute, were seriously sexually assaulted at the home.

Why is a case involving a family which fostered children in the 1980s in the news now? The case has been in the public domain since last year, but ca(...)

Uncertified sick leave for public service staff was cut from seven days in any 12-month period to seven days in any two-year period. Photograph: Getty Images

Sick-leave restrictions introduced for staff in the public service in 2014 generated savings of more than €50 million, the Department of Public Expend(...)

Former president Kieran Byrne, who left WIT (above) in 2011, is understood to have rejected  allegations on spending, which are the subject of legal proceedings. File photograph: Paddy Whelan/The Irish Times

Waterford Institute of Technology has sought repayment of more than  €100,000 in spending on travel and hospitality and other items incurred(...)

Mr Justice Nial Fennelly. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Two commissions of inquiry will have cost the State €7.6 million by the end of 2016, the Department of Public Expenditure has said. Secret(...)

Nama chair  Frank Daly at Leinster House in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The National Assets Management Agency (Nama) spent just in excess of €9 million on consultancy fees during the sale process for the Project Eagle port(...)

The Government is expected to have to provide additional funding to the HSE to meet the cost of a €22.4 million settlement with the Revenue Commiss(...)

HSE chief  Tony O’Brien has told the Public Accounts Committee in a written statement in advance of a scheduled appearance before it on Thursday that the HSE, which has about 100,000 staff, has an average annual tax bill of €1.6 billion.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Health Service Executive has made a €22.4 million settlement with the Revenue Commissioners in relation to unpaid tax. It is also expected to tell(...)

The Department of Health’s secretary general declined to estimate what the deficit will be by the end of the year. Photograph: File Photo/Getty Images

The health service was €325 million over budget for the first nine months of the year, the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee has been told. Department (...)