HSE director general Tony O’Brien: in an email in 2015 to Leo Varadkar, the then Minister for Health, he said the percentage rule on private practice had become ‘a farce in practice’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The Government seems set to raise alleged breaches by hospital consultants of official private practice limits as part of its defence in landmark cour(...)

An appeal case by the HSE was scheduled to get underway this week

The HSE’s appeal against compensation awards for two consultants over the failure by the State to pay them agreed levels of salary eight years ago was(...)

The HSE is planning to appeal an Employment Appeals Tribunal  compensation award  to doctors for the failure of the HSE to pay higher salaries agreed under a revised contract seven years ago. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Government could do a deal with doctors on compensation for failure by the State to pay them higher salaries agreed more than seven years ago, Mi(...)

The relieved and joyous Vietnamese Boat People arriving at Dublin Airport in 1979. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

Over bowls of pho at his family’s Vietnamese restaurant in Dublin, Tri Quoc Nguyen is talking about the year that took him from a flimsy boat in the S(...)

Witnesses have been asked to contact Finglas Garda station on (01) 6667500 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666111.

Two men were hospitalised after a burglary at a house in Finglas, Dublin city, on Thursday night.Gardaí are investigating the aggravated burglary, whi(...)

Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Gardaí investigating the death of a man in a west Dublin apartment are awaiting the results of toxicology tests to determine whether there was foul p(...)

John Gilligan: He was attacked  by two masked men. At least six shots were fired from a handgun, and Gilligan was wounded in his stomach, hip and leg. Photograph: Collins

Armed gardaí have been posted to the hospital where convicted drug dealer John Gilligan is being treated, in a bid to deter those who almost cl(...)

John Gilligan pictured  leaving the Four Courts last December after a High Court action.  Photograph: Collins Courts

Convicted drug dealer John Gilligan remains in hospital today after being shot and injured in a gun attack in west Dublin yesterday evening. (...)

A doctor working at Dublin’s Connolly Hospital on the night of the Swedish House Mafia concert told an inquest that the emergency department dealt with an “unprecedented” number of transfers following the gig

A doctor working at Dublin’s Connolly Hospital on the night of the Swedish House Mafia concert told an inquest that the emergency department dealt wit(...)

A testing kit used to detect prostate cancer at Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown has been withdrawn after it was found to be faulty.

Mayo General Hospital is reviewing the results of almost 13,000 tests for prostate cancer after it emerged the model of kits used on patients was faul(...)