Some of the correspondence questioned the celebratory scenes in Dublin Castle on the day of the referendum count. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/ Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health Simon Harris were referred to as “godless”, “sinners”, an “instrument of the devil” and as promoting th(...)

The investigators were hired to monitor individual doctors’ hours. Photograph:  Thinkstock

The Health Service Executive spent €117,853 hiring private investigators to monitor if medical consultants were fulfilling their contracted hours in t(...)

“One is more likely to be seen by a consultant if one is a private patient, and more likely to be treated by a more junior doctor if a public patient.” Photograph: Getty Images

Disentangling and removing private care from public hospitals is essential to delivering universal healthcare in Ireland, researchers who advised the (...)

Vicky and Jim Phelan  with their solicitor, Cian O’Carroll, leave the Four Courts Tuesday after the announcement of a settlement of their High Court action for damages. Photograph: Collins Courts

When the cervical cancer controversy first broke with news of the Vicky Phelan case back in May, there was a huge public reaction to the tragic circum(...)

Vicky Phelan  at Government Buildings on Wednesday: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health Simon Harris have been criticised for dragging their feet. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

The Department of Health has said there is no basis for a claim most of the 221 women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy were the victims of ne(...)

Taoiseach  Leo Varadkar: “What we propose to do is to offer mediation in every case so that women can avoid having to go to court and the trauma of a court hearing.”    Photograph: Leah Farrell/

Senior political figures are often described as having experienced their “worst weeks” in office after a period of intense controversy and scandal. O(...)

Vicky Phelan is to meet the Taoiseach regarding the CervicalCheck debacle. Photograph: CourtPix

The “vast, vast majority” of the 221 women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy had their screenings misread through negligence, a solicitor for (...)

Patrick Menton (76) who has been  in Connolly Hospital since December.

Patrick Menton (76), who is in hospital since December 2017, has been ready for discharge from Connolly Memorial Hospital in Dublin since February. H(...)

Research shows about 36%  of GPs are over 55, and 20%  of GPs who emigrate do not return.  Photograph:  Getty Images

The health service failed to fill 100 consultant posts advertised by the Public Appointments Service between 2015 and 2017. Over three years the HSE(...)

Solicitors Siobhan Ryan and  Cian O’Carroll outside the Four Courts. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Tipperary solicitors Cian O’Carroll and Siobhan Ryan are decompressing over water in a Dublin hotel a short walk from the Four Courts after another tr(...)

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