The Government announced free dental care for under-sixes in this month’s budget, but this will first have to be negotiated with the Irish Dental Association. Photograph: Getty

Thousands of children are missing out on essential dental checks until the end of primary school due to cutbacks in Health Service Executive services.(...)

Nursing home replacement pic

The Government’s plans to replace and refurbish dozens of State-operated community nursing homes will cost more than the €385 million originally envi(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe told the Cabinet preliminary talks with unions about a successor to the current public-service deal had looked at a local bargaining component. Photograph: Tom Honan

The next public-service pay agreement may include provision for some element of local bargaining in various parts of the State sector rather than simp(...)

 Siptu said it was preparing to ballot members inSection 39 orgnaisations following the refusal of DPER to fully honour a recent pay restoration agreement. Photograph: iStock

Industry Correspondent Staff in a number of State-funded voluntary organisations providing health and social care services are to ballot for strike a(...)

Joan Collins, TD (Independents 4 Change) said there should be “nothing about Travellers without Travellers.

Travellers must have “control and direction” over health strategies for the community if they are to have any impact, an Oireachtas committee heard on(...)

Stephen Teap, Vicky Phelan and Lorraine Walsh arrive to hear Taoiseach Leo Varadkar make an apology on behalf to the State. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Vicky Phelan, the Limerick woman who became a campaigner over the CervicalCheck controversy, described the number of politicians who attended the Stat(...)

Ger Brennan, who trained as a nurse, was keen to merge his medical interest with sales. After ‘a hundred PFOs’ applying to be a medical rep he landed a contract job with Bayer

Brexit doesn’t worry Ger Brennan. It’s a startling take from an industry leader, given how much the relentless uncertainty over the manner of the even(...)

Medical bodies argue that  lower pay rates for newer-entrant consultants has led to hospitals being unable to fill about 500 specialist posts on a permanent basis. File photograph: Getty

Hospital consultants and non-consultant hospital doctors are to ballot for industrial action early next month unless the Government sets out concrete (...)

Under new legislation, a person will be deemed not to have agreed to be a donor if they had, while alive, registered their wish not to become one. Photograph: Peter Dazeley via Getty

A merged opt-in and opt-out register to consent to organ donations could sow doubts and lead to fewer donations, a Department of Health official has s(...)

Paschal Donohoe wrote to Simon Harris indicating he wanted an embargo on introducing new drugs until the end of the year.

The Health Service Executive is not at present approving any new drugs that generate additional costs, due to financial pressures. The HSE said on T(...)

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