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The PHA says many insured patients  end up being treated in public hospitals “simply because they were admitted through emergency departments”. Photograph: Getty Images

Private hospitals have said they will invest in staff and facilities to accommodate patients with health insurance who are currently seen in public ho(...)

South Tipperary General Hospital in Clonmel: almost one-third of consultant staff there were not on the specialist register.

Shortly before 9pm on Tuesday the Department of Health sent TDs and Senators a series of documents which set out answers to questions submitted in adv(...)

While you’re out of the country, age loadings may still apply on your return to Ireland if you cancel your domestic cover while you’re away. Photograph: iStock

Q:  I’m emigrating to Canada for work next month. I am keeping an open mind about how long I will stay, but it will be at least for a year or tw(...)

Some 340,000 students will be able to avail of free online GP services under a deal between Irish company VideoDoc and the Union of Students in Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish digital healthcare provider VideoDoc is to give 374,000 students here access to free online GP consultations. The agreement is part of a deal (...)

For lung cancer specifically, patients from the most deprived populations were 41% more likely to present as emergencies. Image: Getty

In mid-December 2016, I was one of many, one of too many, to receive the diagnosis from hell. The diagnosis others will get but not me. Or so I though(...)

The site of the Apple data centre in Athenry. Gerry Keane’s can see the site from his doorstep but can’t access high speed broadband.

When Gerry Keane stands at his front door in Moyveela, four miles from Athenry, he can see the site Apple has long fought to get planning permission o(...)

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 (...)

Irish Life said it will cut prices by an average of 9.5 per cent for adults, and 14.2 per cent on children’s premiums.

Competition in the health insurance market is heating up with Irish Life Health the latest insurer to announce a price cut. On Tuesday the health ins(...)

Private health insurer VHI has announced further cuts to premiums for the majority of its plans from March. Photograph: Hugh Macknight / PA Wire

VHI has announced further cuts to premiums for the majority of its private health insurance plans. According to VHI, the average reduction across its(...)

Ialpa  has given Ryanair a midday deadline for a union recognition agreement. Photograph: PA Wire

Would-be Ryanair passengers will be keeping a close eye on developments between the airline and pilots’ union Ialpa today, with the latter having give(...)

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