Minister for Health Simon Harris said the new National Children’s Hospital would “give every child in this country access to world-class healthcare”.

The Government made a conscious decision to increase spending on the new national children’s hospital in order to deliver a “state-of-the-art facilit(...)

The Government has warned the Irish pensions system is facing a number of ‘very serious demographic, adequacy and sustainability challenges’. Photograph: iStock

Billions of euro may be needed in the near future to support and maintain the State’s pension fund as Irish people continue to grow older and live lon(...)

 Paul and Ruth Morrissey outside  the Four Courts in July for the start  of their High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

A High Court judge has warned that people who have sued over alleged delays in cancer diagnosis and alleged misdiagnosis may die before their cases ar(...)

Graham Love, who emailed his resignation as chief executive to the chair of the Higher Education Authority and expressed frustration over the limits of the role to help reform the sector. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The chair of the Higher Education Authority tried to convince its chief executive to reverse his decision to resign over issues such as the risks pose(...)

Former chief executive of the Health Service Executive Tony O’Brien was not too far off the mark when he described the Dáil Public Accounts Committee as “a kangaroo court.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former chief executive of the Health Service Executive Tony O’Brien was not too far off the mark when he described the Dáil Public Accounts Committee (...)

The Thornton Hall site in north Dublin, purchased in 2005 for €29.9 million, cost €20 million more than an alternative site, the OPW report says. Photograph: Alan Betson

More than €31 million of taxpayers’ money was overpaid by the Office of Public Works (OPW) in five property deals over a four-year period, an internal(...)

A spokeswoman for Simon Harris said: ‘Tony O’Brien took the decision to step down from his post. The Minister believes that was the right decision.’

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has strongly backed Minister for Health Simon Harris in his running of the health service, after the Minister was severely crit(...)

Laura Magahy. In the early 1990s, as one of the the youngest ever heads of a semi-State body she oversaw the redevelopment of Temple Bar in Dublin. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Announcing Laura Magahy’s appointment as executive director of the Sláintecare health reform project this week, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar described her a(...)

Ryanair will cancel up to 30 flights from the Republic to the UK tomorrow, hitting about 5,000 passengers, as a result of its the first planned strike by its Irish-based pilots.

The cost of doing business will be an ongoing theme today. First up is a report, compiled by the Oireachtas Business Committee, which claims Irish bus(...)

The Dáil Public Accounts Committee is chaired by Fianna Fáil TD Seán Fleming. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will be highly critical of the revaluation of commercial rates businesses have to pay to local authorities in(...)

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