Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he was ‘angry’ over the work stoppage. ‘I would say people need to get back on site and start building the children’s hospital because the children of this country need it.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Work will resume on Monday at the €1.7 billion National Children’s Hospital despite a continuing dispute over extra costs which Government sources bel(...)

The agreement between the Government and the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association  has resulted in savings of about €600 million.

The pharmaceutical industry has signalled it will not agree to an extension of an existing deal on medicine costs with the Government that has generat(...)

A  major financial package is intended to help schools reopen ‘as fully as possible’ in the autumn

The Government is working on a major financial package to help schools reopen “as fully as possible” in the autumn, including extra funding for substi(...)

  Paul Kehoe (right), the former  minister with responsibility for defence, said last month that some initial preliminary work had commenced on the review of pay structures. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw /The Irish Times

A year after a government plan to tackle recruitment and retention problems in the Defence Forces was published, military officers have said the initi(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Minister for Health Simon Harris at a  press briefing in Dublin Castle on Thursday. Photograph: Julien Behal

The HSE is to end its €20 million lease of facilities at the Citywest Hotel complex in Dublin which it had been using during the Covid-19 emergency. (...)

The Department of Health said the  Minister, Simon Harris, wanted to have specific arrangements put in place to oversee the volume and type of patients seen in the private hospitals and the costs involved. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Effective State control over the bulk of Ireland’s private hospitals will come to an end in just over a week’s time. The arrangement was broadly welco(...)

The HSE effectively took over the operation of nearly 20 private hospitals amid concerns the public system would be overwhelmed with Covid-19 patients.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The €100 million a month deal that saw the State take over nearly 20 private hospitals during the Covid-19 pandemic was entered into without having “t(...)

The secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform Robert Watt is expected to warn that ‘a delayed recovery in the economy, for example, could see a deficit of up to €30bn this year’. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

For every euro the State is likely to raise in income tax this year it will pay out about €1.60 on social welfare, the Oireachtas committee on Covid-1(...)

Staff at the Blackrock Clinic. The temporary State takeover of private hospitals has been criticised over costs. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Government controversial takeover of the country’s private hospitals is to end at the June in its current form. The HSE has been mandated by the (...)

The Department of Public expenditure said it was “open to employees to make claims directly from Revenue in respect of actual costs incurred in working from home”.  Photograph: Getty Images

The Government has said it will not pay any daily allowance to staff in the public service for working from home during the current Covid-19 crisis. (...)

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