Talks are to commence next month between the Government and the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) on a complete review of the State’s contract with GPs.  Photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire

Talks are to commence next month between the Government and the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) on a complete review of the State’s contract with GPs(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: said savings could “sometimes be illusory. If you then end up plugging gaps in the service through agency staff, it can actually cost more in some cases”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

The health service will not be able to meet targets set by the Government to reduce staffing levels, said Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. He said wh(...)

Assistant data protection commissioner Tony Delaney is prosecuting a firm of private investigators and its two directors for allegedly obtaining personal information about individuals illegally, and with ‘connivance’ in those offences. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Two private investigators have appeared in court charged with allegedly ‘blagging’ personal information on a number of individuals from both the De(...)

The HSE said health service management accepted the new proposals drawn up by the LRC and advertising for consultants on the new rates would begin early next month.  Photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire

The HSE is to begin advertising for hospital consultants on new higher pay scales which have been proposed by the Labour Relations Commission. However(...)

The Grove Centre was ‘heavily reliant’ on overtime and on agency staff, which Hiqa inspectors noted ‘created the potential for inconsistencies in care delivery due to the frequent changes in personnel’. Photograph: Getty Images

A HSE-run disability centre in Cork was found to be “unclean throughout” with seats missing from several toilets, and leaks and corrosion evidence in (...)

The emergency department of Letterkenny General Hospital which was flooded last night.

There have been calls for an inquiry after Letterkenny General Hospital was flooded last night – exactly a year after more than €25 million of damage (...)

Hiqa director of regulation Phelim Quinn said further engagement with service providers would commence in September. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Almost one in five residential care centres for people with disabilities failed to fully comply with any of the regulations which Hiqa inspectors ass(...)

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(...)