HSE says current results from verification exercise “has identified 91 per cent overall compliance in relationship to achievement of maximum 24-hour shifts” for non-consultant hospital doctors. Photograph: Hugh MacKnight/PA Wire

Up to a third of the State’s hospitals have been found to have made insufficient progress in reducing the working hours of non-consultant hospital doc(...)

File photograph from November 2013 of HSE Director General Tony O’Brien. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Health service too often do not deal openly and communicate honestly with patients and their families when things go wrong, the head of the HSE Tony O(...)

Minister for health James Reilly speaking at a press conference about the deaths of babies in Portlaoise Hospital,  at Government Buildings yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times 0:32

Minister for Health James Reilly became emotional in the Dáil as he replied to a topical issue debate about the deaths of four babies at Portlaoise Ge(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly has confirmed the Chief Medical Officer’s report will be of use to the Health Information and Quality Authority in the Portlaoise inquiry. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Chief Medical Officer’s report into the deaths of babies at Portlaoise General Hospital will be of use to the Health Information and Quality Autho(...)

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(...)

Kevin and Mary Conroy from Portlaoise leave the High Court, Dublin after a settlement case in which they where awarded €2.6 million following errors around the birth of Daughter Roisin Conroy. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A young girl with cerebral palsy as a result of injuries suffered during her birth at the Midland Regional Hospital has received an apology from the H(...)

Phil McConnell (20), from Malahide, Co Dublin, died on Saturday morning in Portlaoise General Hospital after collapsing at the Electric Picnic festival

Hundreds of mourners turned out this morning for the funeral of Phil McConnell, the 20-year-old man who died after collapsing at the Electric Picnic l(...)

Phil McConnell (20), from Malahide, Co Dublin, who  died  on Saturday morning in Portlaoise General Hospital

The death of a music fan who received a heart transplant as a baby has been described as a “absolute tragedy” by the association which represents tran(...)

Fatboy Slim on the main stage during the Electric Picnic Festival at Stradbally, Co Laois. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A ten-tier cake cut on stage, an over the top fireworks display, and a big name DJ - Fatboy Slim - to eat the first slice: Electric Picnic celebrated (...)