Mary Sutton from Atlantic Philanthropies and Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the launch of the Irish National Dementia Strategy at Government Buildings. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has unveiled a €27.5 million national dementia strategy that will focus on shattering the stigma of the diesase and supporting co(...)

 Mary Garvan, a 65-year-old resident of the Áras Attracta residential care centre,  distressed after a staff member placed a blanket over her head. Photograph: Prime Time

Most of the staff who have been taken off duty at the Co Mayo disability centre featured in this week’s Prime Time television programme are qualified (...)

Minister for health  Leo Varadkar: said there was little point in economic recovery if it did not mean more money in people’s pockets or in improved services.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

If the economy is growing by 3 or 4 per cent annually, then the health service should be seeking increases in its budget of the same amount, the Mini(...)

A representative for child and family agency Tusla said the teenager was accepted into their care in December 2012, having presented to emergency services.

A teenage boy was found dead from drugs at a residential unit three weeks after his mother signed him into HSE care, an inquest heard.The 16-year-old,(...)

HSE director general Tony O’Brien: “The additional funding provided will support the HSE in maintaining existing levels of service.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The health service will have to find €230 million in cuts next year despite a small overall increase in funding, according to the 2015 service plan of(...)

Siptu is moving to make permanent 1,000 hospital support staff currently employed as part of a Government intern scheme. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

The trade union Siptu has lodged a claim with the HSE to have 1,000 hospital support staff who are currently employed as part of a Government intern s(...)

The HSE’s  bill could reach €326 million. Photograph: Getty Images

The HSE’s bill for hiring agency staff may reach €326 million this year, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has forecast.It has maintain(...)

Director general of the HSE Tony O’Brien:  had instructed its internal audit unit to review the issues raised. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The HSE breached tendering rules by extending a controversial arrangement for an outside executive to fill a senior management position on a contract(...)

The Positive Action offices on  Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin. The woman at the centre of the inquiry has been interviewed under caution but not arrested. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Garda investigation into spending at Positive Action, the support group for women who contracted the hepatitis C virus, is expected to recommend t(...)

The offices of Positive Action in  Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Positive Action sought €476,000 in funding from the HSE in 2013 after bringing unsuccessful judicial review proceedings against the executive over cha(...)