Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (right) and Minister for Health Simon Harris (left) said abortion services would be available on January 1st 2019, but key hospitals say the timetable is too tight. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In enacting legislation to give effect to the outcome of the abortion referendum, and putting in place a system for the provision of terminations, the(...)

It is estimated that over 100,000 patients have been affected by hospital overcrowding this year. File photograph: Alan Betson

The Health Service Executive’s winter plan to reduce hospital overcrowding sets out a number of actions to free up hospital capacity, with a particula(...)

The report concluded all hospitals had a mortality ratio “within expected ranges” over the course of last year. Photograph: Getty Images

There has been a significant reduction in deaths from heart attacks in hospitals over the last decade, according to statistics from a health service c(...)

Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Health Service Executive bosses were shy about identifying targets at the launch of this year’s winter plan for the health service, but one hospital m(...)

Labour Party health spokesman Alan Kelly outside the Dáil with cervical cancer patients Vicky Phelan, Tracey Brennan  and Áine Morgan, who are calling for the drug Pembro to be provided by the HSE. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Campaigner Vicky Phelan and two other women diagnosed with cervical cancer have called for the Government to provide equal access to a new drug Pembro(...)

Extra Government funding of €655m  will be needed this year to deal with over-spending by the Health Service Executive – 4%  of overall health expenditure for 2018

Some €50 million will be required as a supplementary estimate for the primary care reimbursement scheme which compensates GPs for treating medical car(...)

The review was the largest ever conducted of X-rays and other tests in the Irish hospital system.

Eleven patients whose scans were read by a locum radiologist suffered a delayed cancer diagnosis and serious impact on their health, a review of over (...)

The HSE has refunded the €750 in excess charges paid by the man following the investigation by the Ombudsman, Peter Tyndall. File photograph: iStock

The Ombudsman has advised patients with queries about health charges to contact the Health Service Executive after he secured a refund for a patient w(...)

Women gathered at the Dáil earlier this month to demand the right to free and safe legal abortion. Photograph: James Forde

The Government is finalising arrangements for a 24-7 helpline for women to receive counselling and clinical advice for abortion services starting in t(...)

Hundreds of members of the Irish College of GPs are expected to attend an extraordinary general meeting about abortion and ultrasound services. Photograph: Thinkstock

Private firms are to be used to provide scans for women as part of the provision of abortion services from next year, due to long waiting lists in the(...)

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