South Tipperary General Hospital in Clonmel: almost one-third of consultant staff there were not on the specialist register.

Shortly before 9pm on Tuesday the Department of Health sent TDs and Senators a series of documents which set out answers to questions submitted in adv(...)

Minister of State at the Department of Health Jim Daly who  will support repealing the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: The Irish Times

Minister of State at the Department of Health Jim Daly has confirmed he will support repealing the Eighth Amendment and allowing for access to termina(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris: has said patients should be informed by the HSE if consultants providing them care in public hospitals did not have specialist training and were not on the register of specialists.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Doctors working in consultant posts who are not on the Medical Council’s register of specialists may have to wear identification in future which would(...)

Simon Harris told the Dáil on Thursday the HSE provided about €800 million in funding to over 2,200 Section 39 agencies. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A planned strike next week over pay restoration involving several thousand staff in State-funded organisations providing health and social care servic(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said there was not a State agency in the country that did not look for more money than the Government could provide. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Minister for Health Simon Harris has said he fought his corner “pretty well” in Cabinet in securing an additional €600 million in resources for th(...)

Abortion pill: Health officials have met the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Irish College of General Practitioners to discuss the options. Photograph: Ute Grabowsky/Photothek via Getty

Medical professionals will be able to object to the administration of terminations under Government proposals. Minister for Health Simon Harris has c(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: is unhappy at poor budgeting in the HSE and at a submission  by chief executive Tony O’Brien which set out the risks as he saw them. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

For the public, the only thing that matters about the current controversy over the health budget will be whether there is sufficient money to maintain(...)

HSE director-general Tony O’Brien. The Department of Health claimed Mr O’Brien was ‘overly focused on a transition fund’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A struggle between the Health Service Executive and the Department of Health at the highest levels over how the €15 billion spending plan for the heal(...)

When, one is entitled to ask, will real reform of the health service begin? Waiting lists for appointments and operations are at record levels, as are(...)

Tony O’Brien, director general of the HSE, with Minister for Health Simon Harris at the announcement of the HSE National Service Plan 2018 in December. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister for Health Simon Harris has strongly criticised the head of the Health Service Executive over its “poor budgetary performance” and warned him(...)

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