Fianna Fáil health spokesman Billy Kelleher said Minister for Health Leo Varadkar was prioritising his personal PR strategy by pushing out target times for waiting lists and presenting it as a breakthrough.

The Irish Medical Organisation and Fianna Fáil have described as shocking figures that show more than 400,000 people are on outpatient waiting lists.F(...)

Almost 39 per cent of the total number of patients on the lists at 41 hospitals (25,098) have been waiting for more than six months for treatment, and nearly 12 per cent (7,559) have been waiting for more than 12 months. Photograph: Thinkstock

The number of people waiting for inpatient and day-case treatment in hospitals across the country surged by 32 per cent to almost 65,000 in the year t(...)

Waiting lists in the State’s public hospitals are continuing to rise with the numbers waiting for an out-patient appointment now close to 400,000, fig(...)

 A patient on a trolly in a corridor in the A&E Accident and Emergency Department of St. James’s Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Another key health-policy objective of the Government effectively crumbled on Tuesday with the revelation that more than 600 people were on trolley(...)

Beacon Hospital  non-executive chairman Colm Doherty. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Beacon Hospital, the private hospital owned by entrepreneur Denis O’Brien, has appointed a new board led by non-executive chairman Colm Doherty, t(...)

Are we becoming a nation of hypochondriacs, getting overly paranoid about our health, or just taking better care of ourselves? Five new draft health t(...)

Over 22,000 people call private and voluntary nursing homes ‘home’. Photograph: Getty Images

Some years back, Ireland had a boom in births. Part of the response and planning for that, while not always perfect, was to provide for new sch(...)

It’s an approach that more and more people are considering taking. Rather than spending €4,000 or so every year on an insurance policy for your family(...)

Dr Reilly told the Dáil there had been more than 100,000 additional outpatient appointments provided last year as against 2012. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

The number of people waiting longer than one year for an outpatient appointment with a hospital consultant has fallen by 95 per cent, Minister for He(...)

Waiting lists at Temple Street Children’s Hospital, Dublin, more than doubled in the year to September.

More than 9,000 more people were on hospital inpatient waiting lists in September than there were a year earlier, figures published by the National(...)