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Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

A dispute in which the HSE claimed a leading pharmacy group was overclaiming for dispensing fees has been settled at the Commercial Court. The HSE ha(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally:  ‘The media need to back off and stop the sensationalist and inaccurate stuff.’  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The public health doctor who investigated the CervicalCheck controversy has strongly criticised the Health Service Executive for failing to introduce (...)

Ambulance staff stage a work stoppage last month at the ambulance facility on Davitt Road, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Up to 500 ambulance service personnel are to go on strike for three more days in the weeks ahead as part of a dispute over trade union representation (...)

Ciarán Ó Cofaigh (51) is taking on the State: “My name without a fada isn’t my name”

The State data watchdog is investigating the refusal of public bodies and private companies to properly spell Irish names after a television producer (...)

Ruth and Paul Morrissey pictured at the Four Courts for a High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

A cervical screening expert who examined a 2009 smear slide of a woman suing over alleged misreading of her smear tests has told the High Court it too(...)

Angela Fitzgerald, national director acute hospitals; Dr Colm Henry chief clinical officer; Liam Woods, interim deputy general operations and Bernard Gloster, chief officer for the midwest, during a HSE briefing in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The HSE has warned of delays and significant disruption at hospital emergency departments as a result of the one-day strike by nurses starting at 8am (...)

Medical students and trainees surgeons are denied vital training in robotic surgery, which impoverishes the area and the long-term viability of the urology service.

University Hospital Limerick is lucky enough to have the only dual-console da Vinci Xi surgical robot in Ireland, but unlucky enough to be forbidden t(...)

The rate at which labs process slides has slowed considerably since the summer because of concerns raised by the rate of litigation. Photograph: iStock

The State is on the verge of taking over the operation of a large part of the service for examining smear tests for the CervicalCheck programme. Und(...)

Emma Mhic Mhathúna’s coffin is carried away from Séipéal na Carraige, Co Kerry. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus LTD

Emma Mhic Mhathúna was an inspiration, not just to those who knew her personally, but to those who were moved by her courageous pursuit of justice and(...)

 Kevin Daly and  Aaron Daly protesting at Leinster House over the time Aaron’s daughter Sophia (12) has had to wait for scoliosis surgery. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

The father of a girl with scoliosis who has been waiting for surgery for nearly 17 months has urged the Minister for Health to increase funding and ma(...)

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