A Hiqa inspection of Áras Attracta in Swinford, Co Mayo found  ‘mealtimes were not a pleasant experience or a social occasion’ for the 97 residents. Photograph: Getty Images/Science Faction

Residents in a care centre for adults with intellectual disabilities were left without food for up to 15 hours a night, an inspection report by the(...)

Siptu organiser Paul Bell. File photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Management in the HSE are “soft” on the compliance of the highest earners in the health service with Government pay policy, the trade union Siptu has (...)

The HSE’s deputy director general, Laverne McGuinness, said the business cases were being reviewed by the HSE. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Health Service Executive has indicated that it would be seeking formal approval from the Department of Health to allow some voluntary hospitals a(...)

HSE director general Tony O’Brien who said an agency was used to fill a critical role which had proved impossible to fill for a variety of reasons. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Members of the Impact trade union at the Limerick group of hospitals have commenced industrial action in protest at the €250,000 salary paid to a seni(...)

HSE has told an Oireachtas committee 34 senior managers in eight so-called section 39 organisations, which received over €3 million in funding from the health service, also receive other benefits

A total of 24 senior managers in organisations which receive substantial grant funding from the HSE are being paid more than €100,000 per year, new o(...)

Former minister for health Dr James Reilly. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Government is expected to shelve plans, announced last year, to save €10 million in the health service by dropping products reimbursed under the (...)

Fine Gael senator Colm Burke has criticised a lack of fairness and transparency in the filling of more than 1,100 administrative positions in the HSE.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

More than 1,100 HSE adminstrative staff have been appointed to permanent higher-grade positions without going through formal interview processes.Fine (...)

Simon Mills BL, for the anorexia sufferer, said doctors who recently independently assessed her believe the best option for her would be a co-located facility with access both to eating disorder specialists and acute hospital services, should her condition deteriorate.  Photograph: Reuters

A young woman with severe anorexia nervosa is to remain the subject of court orders allowing her to be fed against her wishes if necessary pending (...)

Last year the Department of Health put in place controversial increases in private bed fees in public hospitals

Public hospitals saw an increase of nearly €30 million in the amount of income they generated from private patients as well as from statutory in-pati(...)

A GP and a general assistant submitted claims for payments at a health centre which had closed down two years earlier because the building was conde(...)