Lucy Best from Lisburn, Co. Antrim, with Matt English, at the  2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games.

Ten years after the Special Olympics was the toast of Ireland when the opening ceremony of the World Summer Games took place in Croke Park, the moveme(...)

Savita Halappanavar: died at   Galway University Hospiital last  October. Photograph: The Irish Times

University Hospital Galway has been asked to provide the nursing regulator with duty rosters for staff for the period of Savita Halappanavar’s treatme(...)

“One is left with a sense of real sympathy for a vulnerable, very young woman, who was placed in a series of impossible situations, and who simply did(...)

It is understood that several Ministers, including Minister for Transport and Sport Leo Varadkar, set out detailed arguments against the draft memorandum on banning alcohol companies’ sponsorship of sports events. Photograph: Alan Betson

A Department of Health proposal to ban alcohol companies’ sponsorship of sports events has been questioned by other departments in their formal respon(...)

HSE director designate Tony O’Brien (near side) alongside Minister for Health James Reilly. Earlier this year, Mr O’Brien suggested a “significant streamlining” of the often embarrassing information it publishes on a monthly basis about waiting lists and financial overruns in the health service. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The head of the Health Service Executive proposed providing key information about the performance of the health service directly to the Department of (...)

Private patients occupying public beds will be charged up to €1,122 a night in place of the existing charge of €75, under legislation published by the Department of Health yesterday.

Health insurance premiums are set to rise by over 30 per cent by the end of the year on foot of Government plans to charge private patients the (...)

Commonly used generics, which are copies of branded drugs which have come off patent, cost more in Ireland than in any of the other nine European countries with which Ireland is traditionally bracketed for price purposes, the study by US healthcare consultants shows.

The cost of generic medicines in Ireland is almost three times that in the UK, according to a major new study of international drug prices.Commonly us(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: revealed yesterday  that opponents of the abortion legislation have branded him a murderer and sent plastic foetuses and letters written in blood. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Health James Reilly said the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill will clarify the law for women who need access terminations and for(...)

The continuation of the mobility grant cannot be guaranteed for recipients beyond October when a new statutory scheme will be set up, Minister of State for Disability Kathleen Lynch said today. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The continuation of the mobility grant cannot be guaranteed for recipients beyond October when a new statutory scheme will be set up, Minister of S(...)

The Dutch government is to introduce new legislation from July 1st which will give it some of the toughest laws in Europe against forced marriage, for(...)

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