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(...)

The Central Bank has concerns about the level of awards made to claimants Photograph: Matt Kavanagh / The Irish Times

Insurers will have to set aside significantly more reserves to cover car-crash, workplace injuries and other claims as compensation payouts surge, acc(...)

Medical negligence claims can result in particularly expensive awards, and especially in Ireland. But that is not a sufficient reason for the Health S(...)

Joan and John Mulcair.

A Limerick couple have rejected the HSE’s apology over their newborn daughter’s death in the local maternity hospital in 2009 as “six years too late”.(...)

A large GP practice, a hospice and patients with epilepsy will be among the first to trial the new individual health identifiers. Photograph: Thinkstock

Patients with epilepsy will be among the first to trial individual health identifiers, a unique number which will eventually be given to every person (...)

The HSE said it has been unable to deliver cost savings ‘because our focus has been on opening/maintaining additional bed and other capacity’.

The HSE has said it has not been able to generate savings planned for this year because it has been focussed on dealing with problems such as delayed (...)

Louise  O’Keeffe and other abuse survivors have strongly criticised the scope of the compensation scheme, accusing the state of failing to accept its legal responsibility. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins

The State Claims Agency has identified 210 cases of alleged child sexual abuse in schools, which are eligible for compensation under a Department of E(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: said current system for dealing with brain injury cases is ‘very adversarial’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minster for Health Leo Varadkar has suggested the Government could consider introducing a non-adversarial system for dealing with the cases of childre(...)

The payment of a fee of €5,000 per day to a medical consultant for giving evidence in court, a fee alleged to be “egregiously extravagant”, did not me(...)