Minister for Health Simon Harris: HSE circular provides for a “risk mitigation”  for each consultant post where the appointee does not hold the qualifications specified for the appointment. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Temporary or locum hospital consultants who do not hold required specialist qualifications may see their contracts of employment terminated early unde(...)

Dr Cliona Ni Cheallaigh and Nurse Ann Marie Lawlee worked  on the pilot project in St James’s Hostital which was praised by the Minister for Health, Simon Harris. Photograph: Anthony Edwards

Ireland’s homeless crisis is having an impact on acute care, but one pioneering consultant is ensuring that the most vulnerable patients in her care d(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris said he would like to see a repeal of the eighth amendment. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Simon Harris has insisted there can be a referendum on the eighth amendment of the Constitution held next year. Mr Harris was ask(...)

The Cabinet discussed Brexit and the health service at its meeting in UCC on Friday. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

In what should not be misinterpreted as an act of blatant provocation, Leo Varadkar and his troops rolled into Cork at the crack of dawn yesterday and(...)

Anne Foley: “If you have money you can buy a psychiatrist or a psychologist, or you can buy services for your child if they need them.” Photograph: Patrick Browne

Anne Foley (54) describes feeling “absolutely worthless” in a hospital emergency department when her mood so low she could hardly speak. Having told (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Government is to re-establish a board to oversee the operation and performance of the Health Service Executive (HSE). At a meeting in Cork on Fri(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris will  establish an independent group to examine the impact of separating private practice from the public hospital system. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Minister for Health Simon Harris will today seek Cabinet approval for a number of reforms in line with an Oireachtas report on the future of the healt(...)

The operation is designed to replace a hip joint which has been damaged, usually by arthritis.

More than 2,100 people are waiting for hip replacement operations in the State’s hospitals, figures from the Health Service Executive show. The opera(...)

“Ireland is facing a health catastrophe. Six in 10 adults and one in four children are either obese or overweight.” Photograph: Getty Images

Over 20 leading business academics have appealed to Minister for Health Simon Harris to scrap a forthcoming voluntary code of conduct on the marketing(...)

 Simon Harris  said measure was part of a multi-faceted approach to turning Ireland into a tobacco-free country by 2025. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Just two TDs opposed the Government decision to increase the price of a packet of 20 cigarettes by 50 cent. Fourteen TDs contributed to the half hour(...)