The State has among the highest drug prices in the world, many reports in recent years have found. Photograph:  PA Wire

Ireland’s pharmaceutical industry has fired a warning shot against any attempt by Government to drive further cuts in the price of patented drugs.The(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar told the Oireachtas health committe that the problem with the Fair Deal scheme is that it is budget-capped. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times.

The number of people waiting to access the Fair Deal scheme has tripled since the start of the year, prompting claims that the system of funding nu(...)

In its response to the audit, Positive Action said it had made all documents available to the auditors and had attempted in good faith to respond to all request for information. Photograph: iStockPhoto

Five directors of Positive Action told a HSE internal audit team investigating the group’s spending over several years they felt the audit was an “(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: Independent TD Billy Timmins claimed the €70 million mentioned by the Minister that will come on stream in 2016 was already included in the HSE five-year capital plan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

A row has broken out between two Government departments over Minister for Health Leo Varadkar’s capital building plans. Earlier this month, Mr (...)

Funding to recruit an additional 100 nursing/widwifery staff and 10 additional consultant obstetricians to facilitate improvements to maternity servi(...)

Emergency department doctors have expressed concern over the Government’s preparedness for any Ebola cases given the chronic overcrowding in many Irish hospitals. Photograph: Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

Emergency department doctors have expressed concern over the Government’s preparedness for any Ebola cases given the chronic overcrowding in many hosp(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin: his department argued there was merit in the options for cuts drawn up by line departments before the budget. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform backed radical cuts to social welfare payments, suggested the abolition of the Law Reform Commission (...)

The #littlethings campaign is organised by the HSE’s National Office for Suicide Prevention in partnership with more than 20 organisations active in the mental health area.

A new mental health initiative highlights the “little things” people can do in their daily life to maintain their mental equilibrium.The #littlething(...)

 Brendan Howlin Minister for Public Expenditure at a joint Budget 2015 Press conference at Government Buildings. Photograph: Alan Betson

Many Government departments argued against budget cuts and instead pitched for significant increases in spending as part part of the Government’s lat(...)

Moving the responsibility for prisoner healthcare “is also likely to lead to a better service to prisoners” according to the submission.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The transfer of responsibility for prisoner healthcare to the Department of Health and the HSE could generate savings of €4-€5 million annually after (...)