Hiqa chief executive Phelim Quinn. File  photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Thousands of beds in State- run nursing homes are facing closure because facilities have not been upgraded to meet new accommodation standards set by (...)

Hiqa has been assessing nursing home standards since 2009, a few years after shocking revelations about the mistreatment of older people at Leas Cross. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

The long-running and politically explosive issue of substandard nursing home accommodation is coming to a head and will be decided one way or another (...)

The pancreas transplant programme will recommence in St Vincent’s University Hospital in September subject to a suitable donor recipient match being a(...)

Emergency services  at Cloverhill Prison,  Dublin  after  prisoners staged a protest on the roof of the prison. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins

We cannot blame the weather. Hot summers used to spell trouble, especially in cramped Victorian piles such as Mountjoy. The large-scale riot of 1991 –(...)

Minister of State at the  Department of Health Kathleen Lynch. Photograph: North West Newspix

Almost 40,000 older people can register from today for free doctor visits as the next stage of the Government’s free GP scheme is rolled out. The prov(...)

Cork University Hospital: The HSE internal audit also raises queries regarding the payment of allowances on top of salary to a number of senior nurses in Cork and Kerry. Photograph:  Patrick Hogan/Provision

A medical consultant received nearly €70,000 in additional overtime payments for work carried out for another part of the HSE because it was not poss(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: said current system for dealing with brain injury cases is ‘very adversarial’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minster for Health Leo Varadkar has suggested the Government could consider introducing a non-adversarial system for dealing with the cases of childre(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Hospital groups should be given autonomy to set their own pay rates for senior managers and doctors, the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said. H(...)

The Department of Health stressed the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill is a “top priority” for Leo Varadkar. File photograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire

Publication of legislation to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol and regulate advertising has been delayed until the autumn, creating doubts about (...)

Fair Deal review: Fianna Fáil warned that Government pledges on the scheme should be treated with scepticism. Photograph: Getty Images

Private and voluntary nursing home operators have said the Fair Deal review published yesterday cannot be left to gather dust. Nursing Homes Ireland ((...)