Fianna Fáil has called for a wide-ranging debate on the publication of the earnings by GPs, dentists and other contractors from the HSE.The move comes(...)

The free GP care plan for under 6s has been delayed, Minister for Primary Care Alex White has admitted. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Government plans to introduce free GP care for children aged under six are running behind schedule, Minister for Primary Care Alex White has admitted.(...)

Bishop-elect Kevin Doran said: ‘I must confess to being a little surprised to find myself here this morning’. Photograph: Eric Luke

A Dublin priest has been appointed Bishop of Elphin in the midlands and west of Ireland. Kevin Doran, 61, was named by Pope Francis to succeed retired(...)

National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin, was among hospitals health committee sought to investigate

The Oireachtas health committee has been told it cannot investigate voluntary (...)

Currently the HSE provides emergency ambulance services outside Dublin while Dublin Fire Brigade provides most of the emergency cover in the city. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Health Service Executive has no agenda to take over the ambulance service in Dublin from the fire brigade, HSE director Tony O’Brien said yeste(...)

Oireachtas committee is to discuss proposed  legislation that will require tobacco products to use plain packaging. Photograph: PA

The Law Society will attend a meeting of the Oireachtas Health Committee today to outline its strong opposition to the Government proposals to (...)

A €50 million healthcare windfall
  • Health
  • February 12, 2014, 01:01

Financial surpluses have for successive governments in recent years proved all too rare occurrences – particularly in the area of health spendi(...)

MInister for Health Dr James Reilly. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times.

The Minister for Health James Reilly has told the Oireachtas Health Committee that he has “grave concerns” concerning a number of areas surrounding th(...)

 Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar said today that Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins (above) should reveal her salary.   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Rehab says it will consider revealing chief executive Angela Kerins’s salary as matter of “public interest” and on foot of a request by the Taoiseach (...)

 Fine Gael Leader Enda Kenny celebrating his election in the Mayo constituency in February 2011.  File pPhotograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Government is now approaching the anniversary of its third year in power and its default response to all criticism that everything was the fault o(...)