HSE director general  Tony O Brien arrives at Leinster House for a Public Accounts Committe meeting at Leinster House on Tuesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The HSE would not contest any claims for damages from families or individuals arising out of the manner in which they were allegedly cared for at a f(...)

Teresa Wall of Rathingle Cottages, Swords is suing the Irish National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) for €60,000 in damages following a fall on the Wicklow Way. Photograph: Courts Collins

A Co Dublin woman who has climbed in the Himalayas and been to base camp on Mount Everest is suing the Irish National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS(...)

Louise O’Keeffe: has strongly criticised the scope of the  compensation scheme, saying  the small number of cases processed so far was a sign of the State’s narrow interpretation of the law. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins Court

Just six of out more than 350 cases of alleged sexual abuse in schools have been settled by the State under a State compensation scheme. The scheme w(...)

Saverio Bellante (pictured), who killed his friend Tom O’Gorman at the house where they were living in Dublin in January 2014, is suing the HSE and his psychiatrist.

A man who killed his landlord and dismembered his body is suing the HSE and his psychiatrist. Saverio Bellante (36) admitted killing his friend Tom (...)

 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar at the launch of the HSE national service plan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has criticised international drug companies that charge Ireland and other small countries “unbelievably high prices” (...)

 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar (centre) with Stephen Mulvany, chief financial officer (right) with the HSE  and and Tony O’Brien director general HSE (left) at the launch of the HSE’s plan for 2016. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The 2016 HSE service plan carries a “substantial financial risk” arising from a €100 million shortfall in funding, the organisation’s director general(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin was strongly critical of the figures put forward by Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Cabinet has rejected a key element of the Health Service Executive’s spending plans for next year, following fears it would create an election sto(...)

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(...)