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The cost to the State of replicating the move could be as high as €500 million over five years, estimates Prof Michael Barry, clinical director of the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics. Photograph: PA Wire

It could cost the State up to €500 million to provide public patients with wider access to innovative new cancer therapies in the same way health insu(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said he was not informed in advance that the State-owned health insurer VHI intended to provide wider access for (...)

The insurer recorded a rise in members to 1.106 million from 1.075 million last year

State-owned health insurer VHI recovered €24.8 million from “inappropriate billings” last year, the health insurer has said. The recovery comes follo(...)

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 (...)

VHI will provide wider access to cancer drugs, including Pembrolizumab, for stage three melanoma, and Pertuzumab (Perjeta) for patients with early stage breast cancer. Photograph: iStock

Commercial rivals to the VHI say they have no plans to follow the semi-State health insurer’s lead by providing wider access to cancer drugs for some (...)

 Participants in a  parkrun at  St Anne’s Park, Dublin. Photograph:   Dara Mac Donaill

Every Saturday morning at 9.30am, the parks of Ireland are full of runners taking part in their local park-run event. Parkrun expects to reach 250,000(...)

It was not known if the injuries had been caused by glass from a broken mirror or by a protruding metal bolt on the trampoline. File photograph: iStock

A six-year-old schoolgirl, who suffered a “nasty” deep laceration to her knee while practising gymnastics, has been awarded €30,000 damages against Gy(...)

Making claims on someone else’s behalf is not always easy with VHI. Photograph: Hugh Macknight/ PA Wire

A reader called Sally Ann got in touch with two issues connected to VHI. “I am no longer able to claim online for my father who is 92 years old as he (...)

Efforts were made last year to sell CKSK but, for reasons including concerns over Brexit, it was not possible to obtain a purchaser, the High Court heard. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A provisional liquidator has been appointed in the High Court to a Dublin based digital marketing company, resulting in the loss of 22 jobs. CKSK Li(...)

 Denise and James Brady with their son Ryan (14) and daughter Sarah Anne (7) who both recovered from meningitis. Photograph: Seamus Farrelly

A mother who watched both her children battle meningitis seven years apart says she hopes the Government will extend the vaccination programme for the(...)

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