Louise O’Keeffe took a successful case to the European Court of Human Rights over her abuse in a national school in Cork in the 1970s. Photograph: Collins Courts

A solicitor representing claimants against the state who suffered sexual abused in primary school has described the Government’s settlement offer as “(...)

 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: The larger-than-expected bailout for the Department of Health will mean the equivalent sum is carried forward into next year’s account, though Mr Varadkar insists it will have no impact on next year’s available funding. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The overall supplementary estimates required by Government Departments, including Health, for this year will be in excess of €1.1 billion.Minister fo(...)

Minister for Health  Leo Varadkar. File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Department of Health is seeking a €680 million supplementary budget for the Health Service Executive next month, as part of a €1.18 billion in ext(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: “These measures will take some time to work . . . this means  the numbers are likely to get worse over the next few months before they get better.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hospital waiting lists, trolley numbers and delays in discharging well patients continue to soar, according to the latest figures from the Health Ser(...)

Hospital waiting lists continue to grow, despite the HSE forecasting an overspend of at least €510 million this year, according to a new report. A to(...)

The Health Service Executive is expected to overspend its budget by at least €510 million this year, according to the latest financial update publishe(...)

Garda graduates

Reducing Garda regions from six to three to deal with “huge inefficiences’’ was suggested by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform ahead (...)

Medical mistakes: “There are very few plaintiffs or victims who can afford to fund a medical negligence claim,” Ernest Cantillon said at a conference on medico-legal issues. Photograph: Getty Images

Victims of medical mistakes are “left to flounder” in seeking access to justice while the State deploys “massive” resources in mounting a legal def(...)

The Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said he is not looking for “loads of extra money” for the health service for next year.

The Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said he is not looking for “loads of extra money” for the health service for next year.The Minister, for the (...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar told the Dáil, in an answer to a written parliamentary question last week, that the Health Service Executive  had recorded a net deficit of €361 million to the end of August.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Health Service Executive is heading towards a financial deficit of €510 million this year, according to the latest projections by health servic(...)