Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Health Simon Harris is to seek Cabinet approval to open 2,500 additional beds in the health service between now and 2031. Mr Harris will(...)

HSE director general Tony O’Brien and Minister for Health Simon Harris. Mr O’Brien advised the Minister  at the end of November that there were already doubts that new value or money savings targets of €346m would be realised in full. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The HSE has privately warned the Government that it could face unprecedented financial shortfall of up to €881 million this year. The Irish Times ha(...)

The HSE has  warned it could face major problems in paying tens of thousands of healthcare staff from next year as a result of an obsolete payroll system. Photograph: Getty Images

The HSE has warned the Government has virtually no capacity to deal with any chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear incident stemming from an a(...)

HSE director-general  Tony O’Brien (left) and Minister for Health Simon Harris announce the HSE’s National Service Plan for 2018. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Last Thursday the Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe told the Dáil he had no concerns at present about health spending but that all depar(...)

There have been 93 allegations of bullying or sexual harassment across Government departments since 2011. Image: iStock

There have been 93 allegations of bullying or sexual harassment across Government departments since 2011. The figures on the number of claims made by(...)

Siptu health division organiser Paul Bell. File Photograph: Eric Luke

Staff in State-supported organisations providing health and social care believe they are on the verge of winning their campaign for similar pay restor(...)

 Protesters in Ballivor, Co Meath, opposing  a new Scientology-linked  drug treatment centre in the village. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

A Scientology-linked drug treatment facility opening in Co Meath intends to treat addicts with sauna sessions and vitamins, according to planning docu(...)

In vitro fertilisation (IVF), computer illustration.

The use of frozen sperm, eggs or embryos after a person’s death by their partner will be permitted following a one-year grieving period under draft le(...)

Siobhan Hourigan, national breastfeeding coordinator for the Health Service Executive said the evidence on the importance of breastfeeding for the health of babies, young children and mothers “has never been stronger.” Image: iStock

Women who breastfeed their babies for six months or longer can cut the risk of developing diabetes by almost half, new research by an American healthc(...)

Simon Harris  said that if it was the “sad reality that we have been exporting this issue, are we now accepting that women must import their own solutions”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Abortion is a reality for women living in Ireland and is an issue that is not going to go away, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said. “Ultimatel(...)

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