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(...)

James MacGuill: said he had not been approached by any Government officials in respect of the review of any of the cases where he is representing day school child sex abuse survivors. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A solicitor acting for some 20 victims of sexual abuse in day schools has expressed concern that the State may continue to fight their actions in t(...)

People taking legal action over being abused while attending day schools should become more proactive, Louise O’Keeffe has urged . Photo Garrett White / Collins Court

People taking legal action over being abused while attending day schools should become more proactive to force the Government to address the issue of (...)

Louise O’Keeffe, who was sexually abused by her teacher Leo Hickey at Dunderrow National School in West Cork in the 1970s, successfully brought her case to the European Court of Human Rights last year after the Supreme Court had ruled  Ireland was not liable for the abuse. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins court

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan will report to the Dáil in the autumn on a review of cases brought on foot of the O’Keeffe judgement by people w(...)

Leo Varadkar, Minister for Health: “It is good news for patients”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has published legislation that will make it a legal requirement for all medical practitioners to have a minimum leve(...)

NTMA chief executive John Corrigan said the agency has raised almost 90 per cent of its indicative funding target of €8 billion for this year.  Photo: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Ireland could save up to €375 million a year in interest costs on our national debt if it can secure an agreement to refinance €15 billion worth of(...)

The Department of Health offices in Dublin. Departmental briefing documents, drawn up in June, state that independent actuarial projections forecast that the cost of settling clinical indemnity claims overall in 2014 will be in the region of €200 million. Photograph: Frank Miller

The State is facing a potential financial liability of more than €1 billion to deal with medical negligence claims in public hospitals and HSE facili(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said the estimate for State Claims Agency costs in 2013 was €154 million but the actual outgoings were €119.7 million, which represented a 22 per cent saving. Photograph: Eric Luke

The cost to the State of defending negligence cases against public bodies increased by almost €26 million between 2012 and 2013, it has emerged.Minis(...)

 Dr Ambrose McLoughlin, secretary general Department of Health:   in June he forecast a €500 million HSE deficit for the year. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The HSE is heading for a financial deficit of between €450 million and €500 million for the year, the Cabinet subcommittee on health has been told. (...)