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 Iraqi president Barham Salih  meeting Germany’s minister of foreign affairs Heiko Maas in Baghdad on Saturday.  Handout photograph: EPA

Germany’s foreign minister will meet Iranian president Hassan Rouhani in Tehran on Monday, a German diplomatic source said, as part of a concerted Eur(...)

 Jurgen Mulsow, consultant surgeon at the Mater Hospital, his patient Siobhan Patchell, patient Kathleen Reid and  Prof Donal Brennan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

A procedure that uses a combination of surgery and chemotherapy is a “significant advancement” for women with ovarian cancer, according to a UCD profe(...)

There was a definite sense of unease about the role of technology in society among speakers and attendees at this year’s conference. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

There were dark clouds over Lisbon earlier this week with many of those arriving for the start of Web Summit a little taken aback by the lack of sunsh(...)

Canadian whistleblower Christopher Wylie speaks on the centre stage of the annual Web Summit technology conference in Lisbon on Tuesday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Tech companies are colonising society and Facebook in particular is our generation’s East India Company, one of the world’s best known whistleblowers (...)

Ireland East Hospital Group said the patient in question presented to the Wexford hospital on August 7th and then admitted to the hospital with a gastrointestinal complaint. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Health authorities have contacted up to 70 people who were treated at Wexford General Hospital in August at the same time as a patient confirmed as ha(...)

Prof Shane Higgins has a broad range of clinical and management experience gained within Ireland, Scotland and Australia.

Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Prof Shane Higgins has been appointed master of the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) in Dublin. He succee(...)

Tony O’Brien, director-general of the HSE, arriving  for a meeting of the Joint Committee on Health, on issues  surrounding the CervicalCheck Programme, at Leinster House on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended his relationship with the chairman of the Mater Hospital, who chairs the board of a US firm that HSE director-gene(...)

A screen promotes recruitment for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army: Beijing has territorial disputes of varying degrees with all of its neighbours. Photograph: Andy Wong

China’s People’s Liberation Army made a strong show of force over the Lunar New Year holiday, with fighter jets training over Tibet “to confront any t(...)

The Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin: scored highest for satisfaction. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

While at least half of patients reported a positive overall experience in the health system, individual hospitals and hospital groups scored different(...)

Aimée Madden of CliniShift: “I knew the idea worked from my experience at Whitfield where I reduced our spend on agency staff to zero.”

As the former chief executive of the Whitfield Clinic, a private hospital in Waterford, Aimée Madden was only too familiar with the staffing problems (...)

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