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. (...)

 People protest against the diversion of €12m from the State’s mental health budget, outside Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Hundreds gathered outside Leinster House on Thursday to protest the removal of €12 million from the State’s mental health budget for 2016. Orchestrat(...)

Relaxed and engaged: Keelin Shanley has established herself as a top contender for promotion to a show of her own

Are we too polite as a nation? As Keelin Shanley contentedly listens to a guest dissect her broadcasting skills and deliver a lukewarm verdict, it’s a(...)

 Luana Lucchesi was fired after it was alleged she cursed at and covered the mouth of a child, and inappropriately covered the head of another infant with a blanket in 2012. She is appealing the decision. File photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

A creche employee who was fired for not co-operating with an investigation into allegations of child abuse against a co-worker has spoken of a “Birmin(...)

Dr Omar Hassan Khalafalla Mohamed was found guilty in January by a Medical Council fitness-to-practise inquiry of 28 counts of poor performance and six counts of professional misconduct. File photograph: Dave Meehan

The HSE hopes to establish a standardised policy to deal with references and Garda and medical registration checks prior to the appointment of non-con(...)

Dr Omar Hassan Khalafalla Mohamed: Found guilty two months ago of 28 counts of poor professional performance and professional misconduct .Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The lengthy inquiry into Dr Omar Hassan Khalafalla, who was found guilty two months ago of 28 counts of poor professional performance and professional(...)

 IMO president Dr Ray Walley said the health budget for this year was inadequate.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Doctors have expressed alarm at a potential health service funding crisis later in the year. The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) said it warned the(...)

Confidential letter to Department of Health warned funding wouldn’t meet costs of service plan. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill

The HSE has warned the Government of a risk that it could overrun its budget by up to €500 million this year. The Irish Times understands that the wa(...)

PJ Cahill, a paramedic from Kilnagarbet, Stradone, Co Cavan outside  the Four Courts for the second day of his High Court action for damages. Photograph: Collins Courts

A paramedic who has sued for nervous shock after witnessing the death of his colleague who fell out of an ambulance has told the High Court he suffere(...)

The health consequences of domestic violence are horrendous. Participants in the survey reported bruising, burns and fractures. Photograph: Thinkstock

It does not seem to matter how many campaigns are organised against domestic violence, it just keeps on happening. Safe Ireland recently released its (...)