Ruth Morrissey, a terminally ill woman with cervical cancer was awarded  €2.1m in damages which the State is now appealing. File photograph: Dave Meehan

A tribunal to hear cases and determine awards arising from the CervicalCheck screening controversy “will be a step into the unknown”, the Dáil has hea(...)

It is estimated that paying the increases being sought, including for chefs, would cost about €19 million a year. File photograph: iStock

The dispute that will bring widespread disruption to hospital services on Wednesday essentially boils down to when thousands of support staff will rec(...)

Minister for Health  Simon Harris said he hoped the dispute would be referred to the Labour Court today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has said a strike by 10,000 health service support staff on Wednesday will have a significant impact on services in(...)

St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny. Once the issue became known, the hospital stopped the tests, seized the equipment and informed the patients.

Women who underwent gynaecological “exploratory work” without their consent at St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny, are being contacted by the hospital grou(...)

Dr James Deeny, who became chief medical officer of the Department of Health in the late 1940s

Writing about the astronaut Michael Collins yesterday, I mentioned that he was two generations removed from West Cork, where his grandfather had been (...)

The “human papillomavirus” is a group of more than 100 viruses which, while often harmless, cause the vast majority of cervical cancers.

A HPV vaccination programme for boys will proceed in September despite tensions around medical staffing levels, the Health Service Executive (HSE) has(...)

OPW’s property deals have been under the spotlight since ‘overpayment’ of €21m for   Department of Health move to Miesian Plaza. Photograph: Bryan James Brophy

A former employee in the Office of Public Works will on Thursday tell a private session of the Public Accounts Committee that they highlighted alleged(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally: according to his report, disclosure of the audit occurred in just 43 cases. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

At least 120 women who were not told of an audit of their smear tests under the CervicalCheck screening programme are to receive ex-gratia payments of(...)

Hospital managers are warning of the potentially ‘crippling’ impact of the strike on hospital services

A planned strike by hospital support staff on Thursday will have a significant impact on services, the Health Service Executive (HSE) has warned. Hos(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: in the coming weeks he will outline the budget resources available in the case of an orderly Brexit and a disorderly crash-out on October 31st

A no-deal Brexit budget, with spending significantly curtailed, is emerging as the most likely tax and spending plan to be tabled by Minister for Fina(...)

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