St John of God Community Services regional director Phil Gray said the improvements required were accepted fully and that corrective action plans had been submitted to Hiqa. File photograph: Getty Images

Parts of a Kildare-based centre for people with intellectual disabilities are to be closed after inspections found serious concerns over their welfare(...)

HSE chief executive Tony O’Brien. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Department of Health was deeply concerned and unhappy with elements of the draft spending plan for this year drawn up by the HSE last autumn, offi(...)

Margaret Fagan (93), who spent 20 hours on a trolley in St James’s Hospital. Photograph: Rita Fagan

The daughter of a 93-year-old woman has complained of her “outrage” after her mother spent 20 hours on a hospital trolley following a nine-hour wait f(...)

Zika virus is spread through the bite of a mosquito that is in certain countries but which is not present in Ireland, HSE said. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

The HSE says it has been informed of two unrelated cases in Ireland of Zika virus infection. The two adults are currently well and fully recovered, t(...)

The allowance was paid to interns, senior house officers and registrars in cases where their hospitals did not provide accommodation to facilitate on-call duties.  Photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA

Non-consultant hospital doctors are to begin a new legal initiative aimed at forcing the health service to reintroduce a €3,100 accommodation allowanc(...)

The HSE has admitted it did not apologise to the alleged victim of serious sexual abuse at a HSE-registered foster care home in the southeast.

The HSE has admitted it did not apologise to the alleged victim of serious sexual abuse at a HSE-registered foster care home in the southeast. The H(...)

Government websites have come under a sustained cyber attack.

Government websites have come under a sustained cyber attack, causing massive disruption for citizens and the public service. Websites of a number o(...)

Bill Prasifka, the new chief executive of the Medical Council. He believes the current system is ‘overly formalistic’. Photograph: Eric Luke

The new chief executive of the Medical Council has expressed concern over a significant rise in disciplinary cases involving doctors who have failed t(...)

Minster of State for Business and Employment Ged Nash:  planning to bring proposals on reform of contracts to Cabinet shortly. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Department of Education and the HSE, the two largest employers in the public service, have expressed concern that labour market reforms being cons(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: “There will be peaks and troughs for the next few weeks.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The number of patients on trolleys in hospitals yesterday was 26 per cent higher than on the same day in 2015, the Health Service Executive (HSE) has(...)