The Public Health Alcohol Bill was published by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during his time as minister for health in 2015, but is not yet law. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The European Commission privately warned the Government two years ago that legislation to set minimum alcohol prices and lay down mandatory labelling (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said the number of consultants not on the register working in public hospitals is falling. File photograph: Getty Images

Public and private hospitals could face closure if they continue to have doctors without specialist training working in consultant positions, the Mini(...)

Brendan Phelan (66) was given a suspended sentence after he pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A retired senior civil servant who was caught in possession of nearly 60,000 child pornography images and videos, has been given a suspended three yea(...)

Cllr Michael Mulligan, Dr Martin Garvey and Micheal Frain on The Square,  Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Mick McCormack.

It has been just over a year since the first group of Syrian refugees arrived at the Emergency Reception and Orientation Centre (EROC) in Ballaghaderr(...)

Currently, oral hormonal contraception pills, patches, rings and injections all require a prescription. Photograph: Getty

GPs have strongly rejected proposals by the Irish Pharmacy Union that pharmacists should be given control of a State-funded, free national contracepti(...)

Legislation will  provide more than 14,000 carers with free GP care. Photograph:  Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The Government has approved legislation to provide more than 14,000 carers with free GP care. The Department of Health said the measures would come i(...)

The contraceptive pill, patches and rings would be made available without prescription and without charge, regardless of eligibility, under the IPU proposal. File photograph: Getty Images

Pharmacists are seeking to deliver a State-funded free contraception service to women, including supplying contraceptive pills without prescription. (...)

Simon Harris: ‘We must make real changes to healthcare delivery in order to have a sustainable healthcare system’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Reform in the health service is not optional and additional money is not the sole solution to its difficulties, the Minister for Health Simon Harris h(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris says he will be briefing the Cabinet in the coming days and that talks with GPs should be under way again in a matter of weeks.  Photograph: Photocall Ireland 

General practitioners have rejected proposals by the Government that would see the reversal of financial cuts imposed on them following the economic c(...)

“GPs are already at maximum capacity, with burnout being a major issue amongst our members,” according to the National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP). File photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire

General practitioners have rejected proposals by the Government that would see the reversal of financial cuts imposed following the economic crash in (...)

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