Football returns: ‘Although the mind is willing, the muscles are weak.’ File photograph: Inpho

The return of sport and reopening of exercise facilities as part of the easing of coronavirus quarantine measures has been a huge positive for those w(...)

Beacon Hospital said that VHI, Irish Life Health and Laya Healthcare had agreed that they would cover the cost of the test.

The Beacon Hospital in Dublin has said it has reached agreements with the three main health insurers to cover the cost of tests for Covid-19 for their(...)

The largest health insurers, VHI, Laya and Irish Life Health, have all indicated  they are in talks with private hospitals over the charges. Photograph: Getty Images

The Mater Private Healthcare Group, which has come under fire for the introduction of new charges for Covid-19 tests for patients treated in its facil(...)

Different private hospitals have levied different charges for Covid-19 tests, and some have not put in place any at all. Photograph: Getty Images

The private Beacon Hospital in Dublin has said that Laya Healthcare subscribers will be covered for a controversial €250 Covid-19 test required for so(...)

Betty Ann Norton co-directed her theatre school with her husband. File photograph: Bryan O Brien/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to theatre teacher Betty Ann Norton who died at the weekend. Ms Norton gave her name to one of the Stat(...)

Louise Galvin’s rugby career is on hold at the moment as she works on the frontlines in ICU. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Louise Galvin commutes from her home in Lucan to Tullamore Hospital four times a week to work as a physiotherapist where her duties include assisting (...)

Some consultants working fully in the private sector are coming under pressure from private hospitals to sign up to the Government’s proposed new contract, a specialist has said. File photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire

Some consultants working fully in the private sector are coming under pressure from private hospitals to sign up to the Government’s proposed new cont(...)

A theatre in the private Beacon Hospital in Dublin. A consultant has warned that the temporary nationalisation of such facilities could lead to deaths of people reliant on private health services. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

A private hospital consultant has warned that some of his patients may go blind and that others could die as a result of the State’s temporary takeove(...)

Plaqueril tablets, containing hydroxychloroquine, which has shown signs of effectiveness against coronavirus. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP via Getty

The HSE has asked doctors not to start new patients on a drug used to treat malaria, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus because it can be used to help pat(...)

The former Taoiseach Brian Cowen is  making “slow and steady progress”, his wife said. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen is slowly recovering from a stroke and suspected bleed on the brain he suffered last July and “hopes to walk again” soon,(...)

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