Benzodiazepine use by women over 65 in Ireland was 40% higher than for men. Photograph: iStock

People over 65 in Ireland are the highest consumers of benzodiazepine medicine in the OECD, according to a new report published on Monday. Benzodiazep(...)

Director general of the HSE Paul Reid and Minister for Health Simon Harris at the inaugural meeting of the new HSE board. Photograph: Alan Betson

The health service has recorded a financial deficit of more than €116 million to the end of April, new official figures show. The HSE previously said(...)

Celebrating You, a new children’s book to promote diversity and inclusivity, has been launched to mark The HR Suite’s 10th anniversary in business. Pictured at the launch in the gardens of Enable Ireland Kerry are Mikayla O’Sullivan, Emma Fenix and The HR Suite founder and author of the book Caroline McEnery. Photograph: Pauline Dennigan

1) On Tuesday, July 9th, Fota Wildlife Park in Cork will host a fundraising Twilight Walk for BUMBLEance, the Children’s National Ambulance Service. T(...)

E-cigarette and vapor products are demonstrate at an exhibition center in Beijing, China. San Francisco has became the first US city to ban electronic cigarettes sales until their health effects are clearer. Photograph: EPA

1) The Irish Cancer Society is urging people to get moving as part of its virtual Marathon in a Month campaign, which challenges people to clock up 42(...)

Because ‘Mary’ had turned 18, Tusla, the  agency providing for her care, felt hamstrung in relation to what action might be taken to protect her. Photograph: Alan Betson

It took the case of “Mary”, an intellectually disabled woman left in a foster home for over two years after sex abuse allegations were levelled agains(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe speaks to media on the conclusion of the National Economic Dialogue at Dublin Castle on Thursday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sacking people is not the answer to dealing with the issue of overspending in the health service, Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe has (...)

Tánaiste Simon  Coveney said that work was ongoing to ensure that projects that have been committed to will be completed.

The Government has been accused in the Dáil of falsely continuing to claim there would be no delays with the delivery of major health projects. This (...)

A view of the construction site of The National Children’s Hospital. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Jack Horgan-Jones The head of the Health Service Executive (HSE) has confirmed the overspend on the national children’s hospital project could have a(...)

Paul Reid says message from Government on spending and provision of services  ‘could not be clearer’.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The HSE has put in place a cap on all spending on employee overtime and on the use of agency staff in a new attempt to control expenditure. HSE direc(...)

In his piece, Wall details stark warnings given by the HSE where they say that it will be almost impossible to deliver planned multibillion-euro investments because of cost overruns. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

This morning’s lead story from Martin Wall is likely to provide for interesting reading across the environs of Leinster House. In his piece, Wall det(...)

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