The vaccine against cervical cancer has been offered to teenage girls in Ireland since May 2010 as part of the schools vaccination programme

A new support group, set up by parents of teenage girls who claim a vaccine against cervical cancer has made them ill, will be launched on the weeken(...)

Tony O’Brien said the HSE bid for €22 million to fund initiatives,  but got nothing. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Health Service Executive received none of the funding it sought from the Government to develop services in the Midland Regional Hospital at the t(...)

Renua leader Lucinda Creighton says Mr O’Brien’s position is untenable. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Renua leader Lucinda Creighton has called on the director general of the Health Service Executive to resign.Ms Creighton said the position of Tony O’B(...)

The HSE will manage the primary care centres once they have been completed

A consortium, which includes Balfour Beatty, JJ Rhatigan and Aramark, has been chosen as preferred tenderer to provide 14 new primary care centres in (...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: “I am ashamed at the manner in which patients were treated without respect, care and compassion when they most needed it by members of my own profession and other professions.” Photograph: Colin Keegan

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said he was ashamed at the treatment afforded to expectant parents at Portlaoise hospital who were often treated inh(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said patients and their families were treated ‘dreadfully and at times inhumanely’ at Portlaoise hospital. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin 2:32

Leo Varadkar says he is “ashamed” with the manner patients were treated at Portlaise hospital. The Minister for Health said an independent patient adv(...)

Cavan General Hospital: despite four infant deaths in 30 months and concerns raised about the slow progress of investigations, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said a review of all deaths at the unit was not warranted ‘at this stage’. Photograph: Colm Connaughton

Cavan General Hospital, where a baby died during childbirth on Tuesday, is still investigating three earlier infant deaths that occurred up to thre(...)

Hiqa chief executive Phelim Quinn has called on Minister for Health Leo Varadkar to establish an oversight committee in the Department of Health to ensure the recommendations in the report on Portlaoise hospital are implemented. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 2:32

Political commitment is vital to ensure the recommendations in the report on Portlaoise hospital are implemented and improvements made to the safety o(...)

Former minister for health James Reilly said last May he would instruct the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) to review maternity services at the hospital. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

An investigation is under way into a fourth baby death in the space of 30 months in one of the country’s smaller maternity units.The investigation has(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny  responded to the Health Information and Quality Authority report on problems at the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise. File photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

The fact patient safety was not given the highest priority at corporate level in the Health Service Executive (HSE) was “disturbing, to put it mildly(...)