Tthe current price of moving to a properly functioning primary care GP based system is an additional€500 million a year over a 10 year period, according to HSE director general Tony O’Brien. Photograph: Cyril Byrne
Health: a credible way forward

The recently published report “A Future Together: Building a Better GP and Primary Care Service” was initially commissioned by the Health Service Exec(...)

The Oireachtas committee examining the Eighth Amendment has heard how “disingenuous” agencies are spending vast amounts of money to outbid the State-funded organisations.  Photograph: Paul Mezzer/FRF/Getty

The HSE has said it is in a “constant battle” to counter information from rogue pregnancy agencies targeting women in crisis pregnancies. The Oireach(...)

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Organisations are masking as crisis pregnancy counselling services and influencing women to make choices they may not want, a Health Service Executive(...)

Noel Waters, the highest-ranking official in the justice department, will step down in February. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government has to fill another senior vacancy in the justice sector after the secretary general of the Department of Justice announced his retirem(...)

Noel  Waters pictured with former minister for justice Frances Fitzgerald. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The secretary general of the Department of Justice, Noel Waters, is to retire from his position , it has been announced Mr Waters took over as the mo(...)

Maria Valenzuela: Health worker in Phoenix, Arizona, US

Dr Khine Hay Mar was the only doctor at a hospital in Mese – a town in Myanmar, near the border with Thailand. During her time as the sole physician t(...)

Denise Graham and her daughter Sophie (14). Sophie is  wearing a medical “corset” following recent treatment for her scoliosis in the UK. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Sophie Graham (14) was one of the first children in Ireland to travel abroad for surgery to treat her aggressive scoliosis, under a Health Service Exe(...)

Members of  ACT UP DUBLIN, at the Department of Health, calling on government  to address  HIV crisis. Photograph: Eric Luke

A campaign by Ireland’s gay and transgender community for access to cheaper drugs to treat and prevent HIV has received a major boost, after pharma gi(...)

A drugs company said Ireland lags behind when it comes to access for new medicines for rare conditions. Photograph: Getty

The asking prices for some new drugs are “completely over the top”, according to the director of the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics Michael Bar(...)

The Irish Pharmacy Union has confirmed 78,935 people were vaccinated across 762 pharmacies in the 2016/2017 flu season. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

The Health Service Executive is bracing itself for a winter flu crisis, following signals that existing vaccines may be unable to cope with new strain(...)

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