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An Affidea clinic. The  European Affidea group  has 246 diagnostic imaging, outpatient and cancer-care centres in 16 countries

Europe’s largest medical services provider has invested €1.5 million in a north Dublin ExpressCare clinic that will be covered by insurance providers (...)

Consultants providing treatment to patients under a new Government-funded €50 million initiative to reduce hospital waiting lists will have to be fully-trained specialists. Photograph: iStock

Consultants providing treatment to patients under a new Government-funded €50 million initiative to reduce hospital waiting lists will have to be full(...)

The research suggests the dynamic behind the propensity to switch providers is changing. Photograph: Getty Images/OJO Images

People looking to switch health insurance providers are for the first time more likely to examine benefit gains than financial gains in what could be (...)

The  VHI Swiftcare centre at Dundum, Dublin. The VHI has decided to restrict use of its  clinics to its own members

It was convenient while it lasted, but families across the State will only have limited access to VHI Swiftcare clinics from September. Operating in D(...)

The 2017 Women’s Mini Marathon, sponsored by the VHI: “While the VHI is not perfect, it remains a not-for-profit entity.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Irish excel in all sorts of unusual ways. For example, could we possibly win an award for the most naive health consumers in the world? This thou(...)

Overall, about 45 per cent of people have private health insurance cover, giving them faster access to treatments

The number of people with inpatient health insurance plans rose by 30,000 to 2.15 million in the 12 months to the end of March, and was up by 4,000 ve(...)

GAA star Jonny Cooper helps Dublin sponsor AIG launch a new  jersey in 2016. The insurer has decided to make Luxembourg, not Ireland,  its European base post-Brexit. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

A number of international financial services companies have told the Government they plan to relocate activities here from London because of Brexit bu(...)

 Irish healthcare providers are not  obliged to recognise health insurance cover held abroad. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Q: Bretton, United States I have lived in the US since November 2014 with full health insurance cover from day one. Upon my return to Ireland, will I(...)

Health insurance: If you’ve been on the same plan for two years, try not to let it just roll over. Many are  overpaying by 10-20 per cent for their cover.

If you are one of the 400,000 or so Irish consumers due to receive a renewal letter for your private health insurance in January, acting now to “revie(...)

Photograph: iStock

Last week we looked at the high cost of being single compared with being part of a couple. Higher taxes, higher accommodation costs and dearer utilit(...)

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