Karen and Eddie O’Mahony have spent the past 14 years fighting to secure a settlement on behalf of their son Eoin. Photograph: Collins

A woman who has gone to the High Court three times to secure a settlement for her son who suffered brain injury due to medical negligence urged the(...)

The revelation a 91-year-old patient had spent 29 hours on a trolley at Tallaght hospital had generated banner headlines, which grew larger when it emerged that the hospital had ordered an investigation into the leak. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It was at the end of a long working day and, more relevantly, a very long week in the life of their workplace, when the consultants of Tallaght hos(...)

 Dr James Gray of Tallaght Hospital. File photograph:  Collins

A whistleblowing doctor at Tallaght hospital says he was put under pressure to drop giving key evidence to an inquest into the death of a patient at t(...)

Plan includes €10 million to be spent on  new national cancer strategy

The Government is to allocate nearly €40 million for new health initiatives next year, including cancer services and facilities for school leavers w(...)

Different hospitals reported incidents differently, especially in relation to unresponsive babies and post partum haemorrhaging. File photograph: David Jones/PA Wire

Massive variations in the number of clinical incidents reported in different maternity units, and in claims made against the units, have been ident(...)

The burden of indemnity cover has fallen exclusively on the State after soaring indemnity costs contributed to the closure of the country’s last private maternity unit at Mount Carmel Hospital. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The quality and safety of Irish maternity services have been under unrelenting scrutiny over the past five years, a period that includes the tragic de(...)

A report by the State Claims Agency found thirty cases of foreign bodies left in maternity patients. Photograph: Katie Collins/PA Wire/File photo

Seventy-five “extreme incidents” causing death or serious incapacity were reported by maternity services last year, according to a new report. In 38 o(...)

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Alan Kelly, and Minister of State Ann Phelan at a post-budget press conference in Government Buildings. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A review of the way the State Claims Agency handles catastrophic injury claims is to be completed within six months, according to the Department of Fi(...)

HSE says the total paid out to individuals for damages in 2012, 2013 and 2014 was more than €208 million, excluding legal fees. Photograph: The Irish Times

The State has paid out about over €330 million in the last 3 years settling personal injury actions and claims for property damage against the Health (...)

While the overall deficit at the end of the year looks set to top €500 million, the HSE says it expected most of its divisions to be close to break-even by December, although in mental health and primary care this will involve once-off measures that will not be sustainable next year. File photograph: Tim Ockenden/PA Photo

The Health Service Executive has recorded a financial deficit of over €270 million in the first seven months of the year, according to its latest perf(...)