Mylan employs 1,700 staff in the Republic. Photograph: iStock

Global drugmaker Mylan plans to launch a generic version of a drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease on the Irish market that it(...)

 Ombudsman Peter Tyndall said there were still aspects of the end-of-life service that required ‘urgent attention’. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Hospital staff who broke the news to a woman of her father’s death told her he had been found “pulseless”, she told the Ombudsman in a complaint about(...)

UHG’s centre of excellence treats cancer patients right along the Atlantic seaboard from Donegal to north Clare. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Eleanor McGowan adopts an easy attitude to her cancer diagnosis, but knows a look of near panic when she sees one. “It’s when a machine breaks down, (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris at the launch of a new national day to recognise the unsung heroes from frontline and emergency services at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The rate of uptake of the cervical cancer vaccine increased by 15 percentage points in the last year, figures from the Health Service Executive (HSE) (...)

Cora Systems founder and chief executive Philip Martin says he expects group revenues to rise from about €4 million to at least €22 million by 2022

Leitrim-based technology company Cora Systems is forecasting a surge in revenues over the next four years on the back of a new project management soft(...)

Highly placed sources within the HSE say the overrun this year could be between €750 million and a worst-case scenario of €1.1 billion.  Photograph: Alan Betson

By the last week in June, officials in the Department of Public Expenditure were worried and wanted answers. The latest health spending figures had ju(...)

Thousands of Siptu members in State-funded organisations providing health and social care have deferred a one-day strike in a dispute over pay restoration.

A planned strike by more than 5,000 staff working in State-funding voluntary bodies providing health and social services, which was scheduled to go ah(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally:  said he only learned of CPL’s outsourcing of Irish smears in recent weeks and that he will compile a supplementary report for Minister for Health Simon Harris once he has investigated this further. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A significant part of the examination of Irish CervicalCheck smear tests by a US company were carried out at a lab where staff were mainly involved in(...)

Nursing home beds ‘might not materialise where they are needed’

Parts of rural Ireland are facing an acute shortage of nursing home beds unless Fair Deal rates are reviewed, an expert in the sector has claimed. C(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally’s conclusions are stark: there were many indications that the system in place “was doomed to fail at some point”. He found a demonstrable deficit of clear governance and reporting lines between CervicalCheck, the National Screening Service and the higher management structures of the HSE.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The publication of the inquiry into the CervicalCheck controversy is the first opportunity for women directly affected to read an objective assessment(...)

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