Members of the Medical Laboratory Scientists Association on strike outside St James’s Hospital in Dublin today.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Medical scientists’ dispute over pay and conditions has been “left to fester” by successive governments for more than 20 years, Sinn Féin has said. (...)

This Wednesday will mark the fourth anniversary of the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Manchester Metropolitan University has been appointed to undertake a key plank of the review into Ireland’s abortion laws. The contract was awarded f(...)

Wilson and Kitchen are taking a joint case against health chiefs in which they will argue the region’s dire waiting lists are unlawful. Photograph: iStock

A woman taking a legal case against Northern Ireland’s health authorities after a five-year wait for a diagnosis say she hopes it will help all those (...)

This feeling of unease has been expressed by others who spoke to The Irish Times, including homeless people, members of the LGBT community and business owners. Photograph: Getty

As more people return to Dublin city centre after the pandemic, many have noticed an increase in assaults and report an increasing sense of unease (...)

 Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly. Photograph: Gareth Chaney / Collins Photos

Twitter has suspended over 300 accounts for spam violations following a surge of activity on a tweet posted by Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly. (...)

A computer generated impression of the new National Maternity Hospital.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has confirmed that the deal to move the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) to the St Vincent’s Hospital campus will go to Cabi(...)

Hundreds of people attended a rally on Saturday outside Leinster House demanding full public ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Tom Honan

Government approval for the new National Maternity Hospital (NMH) may stipulate that the contentious phrase “clinically appropriate” be further defin(...)

The HSE said there were 574 staff working in contact tracing at the end of April. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The HSE is significantly scaling back its Covid-19 contact tracing operations with staff working through a subcontractor being advised to apply for a (...)

The Department of Health an official says, is ‘a Department that doesn’t have any time to be strategic’. File photograph: Bryan James Brophy/The Irish Times

The current exodus from the Department of Health and the HSE has its roots in Covid, but insiders say it is also driven by an array of institutional f(...)

Ronan Glynn would have been a strong favourite to become the next State chief medical officer. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Covid-19 might not have gone away, but the post-pandemic flow of people from the health service is turning into a flood. The latest departure, that o(...)

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