Ombudsman Peter Tyndall has expressed frustration at the Government’s failure to introduce legislation to assist people with disabilities on low incomes to access transport. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An 18-year-old woman living in direct provision was warned by a State agency about absences from her allocated centre in the southwest even though she(...)

‘Up to 30 per cent of men have enlarged breasts and many of them are extremely bothered by their appearance,’ says Dr Peter Prendergast of Venus Medical in Dublin. Photograph: iStock

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has spent an estimated €207,000 on male breast reduction operations over the past four years. Gynaecomastia – coll(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said a clause has been included in the agreement to ensure contractual compliance by consultants, “in particular those relating to private practice”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Government has insisted the €200 million settlement with hospital consultants reached yesterday will have no knock-on effects or implication for p(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said the Exchequer was facing potentially gigantic arrears. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Almost €200 million will be paid out of State coffers after thousands of hospital consultants in Ireland settled a landmark court action, the Governme(...)

As part of the settlement, consultants will receive corrected remuneration. Photograph: Thinkstock

Hospital consultant doctors are to get a pay increase following the settlement of their breach of contract claims against the Health Service Executive(...)

Vicky Phelan who settled a High Court action after her cancer was missed in a smear test three years before she was diagnosed. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Health Service Executive has continued to defend a policy of delaying the disclosure of information to patients claiming that consideration must b(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally, who is leading an inquiry into the CervicalCheck controversy, is frustrated with a number of State organisations, including the Department of Health, the Health Service Executive (HSE) and CervicalCheck, over their slow response to his request for documentation. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The scoping inquiry into the CervicalCheck controversy has got off to a poor start. In his initial report, independent chairman Dr Gabriel Scally has (...)

Dr Gabriel Scally: to chair an  independent inquiry examining the CervicalCheck controversy . Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned State organisations not to obstruct the work of the independent inquiry examining the CervicalCheck controversy. H(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was unclear as to whether legislation to implement the decision of the people can even be introduced in the Dáil while the courts consider the applications. Photograph: Dáil/PA Wire

The Dáil and Seanad resumed yesterday from a week-long break allowing our parliamentarians time to digest the results of the referendum on the Eighth (...)

Dr Gabriel Scally: his inquiry will not be able to meet its deadline of a final report by the end of June. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

State organisations have been strongly criticised for delays in provide documentation to an independent inquiry examining the CervicalCheck controvers(...)

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