Television presenter Marty Whelan in 2017. The biggest unclaimed win on the record was for a €4.3 million jackpot, dating back to June 2001. The ticket was sold in Coolock in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The attorney general has been dragged into a row between the Department of Public Expenditure and the National Lottery over €16 million in unclaimed p(...)

The new proposal would involve the introduction of services for medical-card patients with chronic illnesses such as diabetes or cardiovascular conditions. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The Government is close to finalising a €200 million agreement with family doctors which would involve the introduction of new services for medical-ca(...)

Natasha Linehan, a chef at St Finbarr’s Hospital in Cork. Photograph; Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

About 1,000 chefs employed by the HSE in hospitals and other health facilities are to ballot for strike action in the weeks ahead. The chefs, who bel(...)

Robert Watt, the secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure, finally appeared before the Public Accounts Committee and the Finance Committee on Thursday.

A tug of war between Oireachtas committees around who should grill one of the most senior civil servants in the country has been playing out behind th(...)

Robert Watt before the Public Accounts Committee on Thursday

The secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure has faced sustained questioning about why his department only became involved in dealing(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris. In a confidential memo to the Cabinet last Tuesday,  he signalled that many of the review group’s key proposals would effectively be kicked to touch. File photograph: James Forde

The review group on the future relationship between the State and voluntary healthcare sector has recommended widespread reforms, including a radical (...)

The Department of Health and the Department of Public Expenditure declined to comment on Wednesday on whether nurses would still be allowed to move to the new scales from the beginning of March in the event of the new nursing contract not being finalised in time. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Government representatives held their first round of talks on Wednesday with nursing unions on a new contract which forms part of proposed settlement (...)

The INMO’s executive has recommended that members should support the proposed new agreement in a forthcoming ballot.

Psychiatric nurses have suspended strike action planned for next week as discussions continued over a proposed deal to tackle pay and staffing issues.(...)

INMO members on the picket line outside St. James’s Hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The nurses’ pay dispute has focused attention again on the unwinding of public sector pay cuts introduced during the economic crisis. Much of this p(...)

A view of the construction site of The National Children’s Hospital. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Senior officials in the Department of Health were aware in September 2018 that the potential cost overruns at the new national children’s hospital wer(...)

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