It will be an offence for a sunbed business to sell or hire a sunbed to anyone aged under 18.

A ban on under-18s using sunbeds will come into place next Monday, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has confirmed. Under the Public Health (Sun(...)

A  hospital outpatient waiting room: the total number  on outpatient lists  in Irish hospitals  at the end of last year was 300,752, but they reached 343,412 in May. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Almost 350,000 people are waiting for an outpatient appointment, according to the latest figures from the Health Service Executive (HSE). The figures(...)

  In late 2011 then minister for health James Reilly (above) and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin approved a special deal of €195,000 to facilitate Mr Maher’s move from the St Vincent’s Healthcare group to the west. This salary rate was later reduced under the Haddington Road agreement. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The salary of the chief executive of the group of public hospitals in the west and northwest will be reduced to the official prevailing rate for the (...)

The swim became an enormous attraction for the people of Cork in the early part of the last century but 1914 marked the first year that the race took place. Photograph: Irish Examiner

War clouds may have been gathering over Europe but in the balmy summer of 1914 a group of intrepid swimmers took to the river Lee to establish what ha(...)

Sarah Fitzgerald (22) of Sycamore Lawn, Castleknock, leaving Dublin District Court yesterday after being charged with assault causing harm to Jiyue Song at Charleston Road, Ranelagh, on July 5th. Photograph: Collins Courts

A man and a woman have been charged after a taxi driver in Dublin had a bottle smashed over his head before he was punched, kicked and bitten during a(...)

A 27-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman will appear in court tomorrow charged with assault

A 27-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman have been charged with assault of a man in the early hours of Saturday morning in Ranelagh in Dublin.The inc(...)

Enda Kenny: ‘Clinicians know best about the urgency of carrying out an operation, if it is to be a life-saving operation, and I am sure it is on that basis they prioritise them,’’ he said. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

Taoiseach Enda Kenny rejected a claim by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin that the Government was adopting “a callous and dismissive’’ response to t(...)

 Minister for Health James Reilly: accused “some clinicians” of failing to engage about the cost of health services and argued that “prevention is better than cure” in relation to obesity.  Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

Minister for Health James Reilly has rejected calls by a leading obesity expert for a resumption of life-saving gastric bypass operations on dangerou(...)

The HSE is expected to record a deficit of between €300m-€500m by the end of the year and  a supplementary budget is regarded as inevitable.

The State’s hospitals have overspent their budgets by more than €80 million in the first four months of the year, according to a new HSE report. Wait(...)

Minister for Health Dr James Reilly. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Minister for Health James Reilly has received the backing of the Taoiseach amid speculation that he will be moved from the Department of Health in a (...)