File photograph:  Lynne Cameron/PA

Hospital patients will in future no longer be able to pick and choose where they move to after they have recovered, a Government minister has warned. (...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  makes a Brexit statement at Government Buildings. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this week continued efforts to coax British MPs towards a consensus that might solve the Brexit impasse, when he insisted Brita(...)

A spokesman for the HSE said none of the parties providing specialist input to the HSE in regard to the new National Children’s Hospital had any role in the subsequent decision-making process.

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is to question health officials over a “blatant conflict of interest” regarding reports into the national children(...)

More than 950 “deserted and abandoned” and “illegitimate” children who died in the Dublin Union workhouse and associated institutions were sent to medical schools at UCD, Trinity and the Royal College of Surgeons between 1920 and 1977. File photograph: iStockPhoto

The bodies of hundreds of children who died in Ireland’s mother and baby homes were sent to medical schools to be dissected by students during anatomi(...)

The report of the Commission of Investigation of the Mother and Baby Homes, as promised by Minister for Children Katherine Zappone, answers some quest(...)

Co-directors of Together For Yes (left to right) Ailbhe Smyth, Gráinne Griffin and Orla O’Connor. File Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Women have been intimidated when accessing abortion services in the State and such “chilling” behaviour could deter more doctors from signing up to pr(...)

The IFA and farm families protest outside the Department of Health of Tuesday. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Farming families have had to sell off portions of land to meet nursing home costs, the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has said in criticising the Gov(...)

The tribunal will be open to, among others, those who are part of the 221 group of women involved in the CervicalCheck audit. File photograph: Getty

The Government has approved new legislation to establish a tribunal which will hear claims arising from the CervicalCheck controversy. The Cabinet al(...)

Ireland is one of the very few countries still charging women for the contraceptive pill. Photograph iStock

“No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body. A woman must have the fundamental freedom to choose whether she will or will not be(...)

CPE  is highly antibiotic-resistant and can be lethal when it enters the bloodstream. Photograph: iStock

The Department of Health is seeking to shut down the emergency response set up to tackle a lethal superbug, despite the fact that the number of cases (...)

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