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(...)

Image from the Government’s consultation document on Money Follows the Patient, which illustrates the model that is going to be introduced.

A new system of funding public hospitals in Ireland is to be introduced by January 2014 that promises to be fairer, more efficient and more transparen(...)

Dr James Reilly: push to finalise the legislation follows a long meeting yesterday between the Minister for Health and Minister of State Alex White. Photograph: Irish Times

The Government is poised to broaden the scope of its contentious legislation on abortion to provide for a statutory review of the law in the future.Wi(...)

Department of Health secretary general Ambrose McLoughlin: “In the current economic climate, if we were to open the floodgates the consequences for the basic operation of our health service could be serious.”

The Department of Health has settled more than 30 cases taken by former residents of private nursing homes who were illegally charged for long-stay ch(...)

Ciara Brennan, teacher; Marissa Carter, entrepreneur; Eilish Hardiman, chief executive of Tallaght Hospital; Siobhan Parkinson, author and former children’s laureate; Fiona Haughney, IT project manager; Caroline Erskine, communications consultant and journalist; Freda McGrane, retired from a career in administration

To open Women at Work, seven women discuss their experiences of the Irish workplace, past and present.    In the four decades since t(...)

An IMB survey found eight out of 10 consumers would accept a generic medicine if offered it by their doctor or pharmacist

A new pricing system which could significantly reduce the cost of generic drugs will be implemented in the last quarter of this year, according to the(...)

An Irish Medicines Board  survey found eight out of 10 consumers would accept a generic medicine if offered it by their doctor or pharmacist. Photograph: PA Wire

Pharmacists will be legally obliged to substitute branded medicines with cheaper, generic drugs within months.The Irish Medicines Board (IMB) said ass(...)

The advertising of foods considered to be high in fat, salt and sugar during programmes aimed at children is to be prohibited under new Broadcasting Authority of Ireland guidelines.

The advertising of foods considered to be high in fat, salt and sugar during programmes aimed at children is to be prohibited under new guidelines pub(...)

There are people availing of home care services who, because of their advanced age, do not have the capacity to complain

The RTÉ documentary A Breach of Trust that aired last Tuesday night exposed bad practice involving very young children in Irish creches. The programme(...)

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