Minister for Health Simon Harris:  to bring a memo to Cabinet next week on new cost estimates for the facility at  St James’s Hospital in Dublin.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There are growing concerns in Government at the escalating projected costs of the new national children’s hospital which Ministers and senior official(...)

The Department of Health has previously said the decision to prescribe or not prescribe any treatment, including cannabis treatment, for an individual patient is strictly a decision for the treating clinician. Photograph: iStock

The mother of a toddler who suffers from intractable seizures who travelled to Barcelona for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) medicinal cannabis has said sh(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (right) and Minister for Health Simon Harris (left) said abortion services would be available on January 1st 2019, but key hospitals say the timetable is too tight. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In enacting legislation to give effect to the outcome of the abortion referendum, and putting in place a system for the provision of terminations, the(...)

Coombe master Dr Sharon Sheehan  has cited issues including the absence of finalised clinical guidelines, models of care and legislation, as well as staff training and resources, for a delay implementing new legislation. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital has told the Government it will not be ready to provide abortion services from January 1st as plann(...)

A paper published by the ESRI found that those living closer to the coast had a lower risk of depression than people who lived farther away. Photograph: iStock

Older people lucky enough to have homes with extensive sea views have a significantly lower risk of depression than the those who are land-locked, new(...)

Tallaght Hospital is among the facilities that will be give extra funding to provide additional diagnostic services for patients.

Hospitals are to be given about €1 million to secure additional capacity to provide diagnostic services for patients – including from the private sec(...)

James Menton, chairman of St Vincent’s Healthcare Group, Minister for Health Simon Harris and Dr Rhona Mahony at the site of the new National Maternity Hospital in March 2017. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

St Vincent’s Healthcare Group has insisted the Sisters of Charity will have no role in the management of the new National Maternity Hospital when it m(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: “I will be using this opportunity to ask the stakeholders to put their shoulder to the wheel.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Women in crisis pregnancies will expect their doctors to provide abortion services when it becomes legal, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said. (...)

Dr Rhona Mahony said it was unfortunate that a lot of people thought nuns were going to be running the new facility. File photograph: Eric Luke

The outgoing master of the National Maternity Hospital has said there will be no religious involvement at all in the proposed new maternity hospital o(...)

'Kate O’Connell's comments show the new, ugly mood, where only complete submission to the dominant ideological frame will be tolerated.' Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Standing beside Simon Harris in the Dáil this week, Deputy Kate O’Connell compared perinatal hospice care to the incarceration of women in laundries a(...)

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