A welcome move

The announcement by the Minister for Health, James Reilly that the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) is to move from Holles Street to a site adjacent (...)

Minister for Health Dr. James Reilly TD with his proposal to introduce standardised/plain packaging of tobacco products, which was approved by the Government. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times  Minister for Health Dr James Reilly pictured earlier this week announcing  his proposal to introduce new packaging for tobacco products without branding. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES.

The Minister for Health Dr James Reilly has described tobacco companies as “purveyors of death”. Dr Reilly said he lost his brother, a doctor and(...)

The Minister for HealthDr James Reilly  with National Maternity Hospital Master Dr Rhona Mahony.

Construction of the National Maternity Hospital on a new site at St Vincent’s hospital will be completed by 2018, according to the Master of the hospi(...)

The crews of Medevac 112 have completed more than 260 missions since the scheme was launched. The Irish Coast Guard has carried out in excess of 40 missions on behalf of the EAS because it was better placed to respond in terms of location and flying times. Photograph:Bryan O’Brien

No decision has yet been made on the future of the HSE’s air ambulance service which is nearing the end of its 12-month trial.The pilot Emergency Aero(...)

Babies are delivered at the rate of one for every hour of the day.

The news that the National Maternity Hospital is to move to a new home at St Vincent’s hospital marks the beginning of the end of an era in Irish mate(...)

The proposed National Maternity Hospital at St Vincent’s University Hospital, Elm Park. Image: Scott Tallon Walker Architects

The National Maternity Hospital at Holles Street is to be relocated to the Saint Vincent’s Hospital campus at Elm Park, the Minister for Health Jam(...)

Dr James Reilly: says significant progress has been made in reducing waiting times and numbers on trolleys. Photograph: Eric Luke

The special delivery unit established by Minister for Health James Reilly to tackle waiting lists and the num(...)

 Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food	Simon Coveney said his department had experienced an extremely busy period as a result of the horse meat crisis, talks on the Common Agricultural Policy and the recent fodder shortage. Photograph: Eric Luke

More than €700,000 has been paid out in overtime to ministerial staff such as personal assistants and secretaries(...)

A draft report drawn up by Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly and given to the HSE in March found that the health authority had “failed in its responsibility to ensure a uniform approach to the administration of the long-term illness scheme”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Health Service Executive is proposing to suspend issuing (...)

Minister of State at the Department of Health Alex White: my area of responsibility is primary care, the first port of call for citizens seeking access to the health services. Photograph: Alan Betson

Since I was appointed Minister of State at the Department of Health last October, many have asked me whether I felt I had been handed a “poison(...)

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