A commission of investigation  will investigate allegations of serious sexual abuse and the relationship between South Eastern Health Board (SEHB), the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the home

The elderly woman who ran the “foster home” in the south east which is at the centre of allegations of child abuse has said the young people who staye(...)

HSE chief executive Tony O’Brien. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Department of Health was deeply concerned and unhappy with elements of the draft spending plan for this year drawn up by the HSE last autumn, offi(...)

About 500 deaths from cancer, are linked to drinking alcohol each year in Ireland, the Health Service Executive has warned. File photograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire

More than 900 cancer cases, with 500 deaths, are caused by drinking alcohol each year in Ireland, the Health Service Executive (HSE) has warned. For(...)

The only way minimum price rules can be saved is if member states can demonstrate that in a given case minimum pricing is somehow more effective than taxation. Photograph: PA

Last December, a certain grey-haired gentleman clothed in red and resident in a magical-seeming faraway land dropped a gift - carefully crafted by hi(...)

Siptu divisional organiser Paul Bell said his union’s members were now being “victimised and marginalised”.

Benefits secured by nurses represented by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) as part of a recent deal aimed at averting planned strikes(...)

The Fifth Concussion Consensus Conference will be held in Berlin in October.

Between the Super Bowl and the Six Nations it would not be odd to see a concussion suffered this weekend. A scary thing, brain injury. The NFL release(...)

HSE director gereral Tony O’Brien at Leinster House, ahead of speaking to the Public Accounts Committee about the handling of abuse allegations surrounding a foster home in the southeast. Photograph: Leah Farrell/RolllingNews.ie

Three people, at a meeting in 1996, decided that a young woman with serious intellectual disabilities and who could not talk should stay in a foster h(...)

Tony O’Brien, HSE chief executive, appears before the Public Accounts Committee on February 2nd, 2016. Screengrab photograph: Oireachtas TV

The chief executive of the HSE has acknowledged the organisation mishandled the issuing of an “important apology” to a woman known as “Grace” who is a(...)

Minister of State at the Department of Health Kathleen Lynch: “We  concluded . . .  that the only way forward is to commission a statutory commission of investigation.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The formal establishment of a commission of investigation into allegations of abuse at a foster home in the southeast will be a matter for the next g(...)

Family doctors have criticised the Government for seeking to ‘nationalise’ general practice with plans to extend free GP care to all children. Photograph: Thinkstock

Family doctors have attacked the Government for seeking to “nationalise” general practice by planning to extend free GP care to all children. Speaker(...)