Plans to move the maternity hospital from Holles Street to St Vincent’s were delayed by 18 months due to a row over governance. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The expected bill for moving the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) has jumped by €150 million due to the cost of locating it in St Vincent’s hospital,(...)

Experience of previous health ministers has been that they have a period when people remark that they are trying to do things, before that gives way to questioning if they have done anything. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It is a myth that health is a graveyard of political careers. In the last two and a half decades, Brendan Howlin, Michael Noonan, Brian Cowen and Mich(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said 194 spinal procedures would be carried out, significantly more than last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The new theatre to treat scoliosis at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin will open in April, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said. He sa(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris marks the commencement of phase one of construction of the new children’s hospital at St James’s. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

For quarter of a century, the plan to create a single super-hospital in Dublin fit for the nation’s sick children has filled those involved in health (...)

Dr James Reilly:  “I apologise. It is nobody else’s fault but myself.  I put my hands up. I forgot to give a receipt.”   Photograph: Alan Betson

Fine Gael deputy leader James Reilly has been referred to gardaí by the Standards in Public Office Commission (Sipo). The State ethics watchdog confir(...)

Simon Harris: the question is whether he  wants to stay in Health for invevitable  battles, or escape as others have in the past. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Ask most people around Leinster House what they think of Simon Harris, and the same adjectives usually flow: clever, ambitious, hardworking and compet(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris finds himself exactly where others have before: apologising for a system that does not work. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It is often the deepest mid-winter when a familiar, lingering crisis arrives on to the political agenda once again. Trolleys pile up on corridors j(...)

One of a pair of 18th-century marble-top console tables owned by Sir Anthony O’Reilly. They sold for €145,000 – 10 times the estimate – achieving the highest price for antique furniture at auction in 2016

The post-crash recovery in the Irish market for art, antiques and collectables continued in 2016 with many auction houses reporting an increase in bus(...)

Judge Yvonne Murphy is chairing a commission of inquiry into mother-and-baby homes.

The commission of investigation into the Mother and Baby homes has cost €3.73 million to date. The commission, which was established in February 2015(...)

When asked whether he was looking forward to the election campaign, one of Enda Kenny’s stock responses was: “I’m f****ng dying for road.” Photograph: Bloomberg

Good morning, the digest this morning is a little different. We have asked each of the four contributors to choose their favourite piece from the dige(...)