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Dermot Ahern, former TD and Minister for Justice, in Blackrock, Co Louth. Photographs: Dara Mac Dónaill

In all my working life,whether as a solicitor, a TD or a minister, I cannot recall taking a day off work because of illness. My job never kept me awak(...)

Babies are delivered at the rate of one for every hour of the day.

The news that the National Maternity Hospital is to move to a new home at St Vincent’s hospital marks the beginning of the end of an era in Irish mate(...)

Professor Michael O’Keefe claimed health insurance rates were being inflated by inappropriate billing. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Health insurer VHI insisted today that it took reports of inappropriate billing by hospitals “extremely seriously” and had established a specia(...)

Further delays could arise from the planning process; a report last year categorised the planning risk on the St James’s site as “moderate”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The new national children’s hospital is unlikely to be ready until 2019 “at the earliest”, according to sources involved in planning the projec(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly described his proposals as “the most fundamental reform of the Irish acute hospital system in decades” and promised that they would be implemented immediately

The country’s hospitals are to be reorganised into regional groups with the treatment of serious cases removed from smaller hospitals under maj(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly will today announce what he claims is the most fundamental reform of Irish hospitals in decades

Minister for Health James Reilly will today announce what he claims is the most fundamental reform of Irish hospitals in decades after Cabinet (...)

Brighid Malone: made a point of speaking to nursing staff, asking them what small changes might improve their working lives and ensuring that these were implemented.

Brighid Malone, who has died aged 92, was former assistant master of the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin, and the first woma(...)

Q&A: Stephen Smith

Stephen Smith says “he’s just not into running”, but the cancer survivor is doing a 10km run next month anyway – and has helped persuade anothe(...)

The programme for government aspires to the introduction of a “soft opt out” process for organ donation as part of the Human Tissue Bill and th(...)

Joanne Hunt A new smartphone app has been designed to help women better understand their breast pa(...)

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