Assigning Ireland’s 49 acute hospitals to six new groups will probably make a difference to patient outcomes. Unfortunately, with the exception of can(...)

Most of the total burden on business of Department of Health fees and other costs arises from hygiene requirements imposed on food businesses. A total of €301 million was raised from almost 44,000 businesses in the sector last year. Photograph: Getty Images

Dealing with the Department of Health costs Irish business at least €381 million a year in fees and other costs, according to a new report. The depart(...)

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.

RONAN McGREEVY Minister for Health James Reilly has recalled his brother’s death from smoking and his father, who was blind for the last 14 years of h(...)

Martin Connor, senior policy the adviser to the special delivery unit at the Department of Health and Children is to leave his post.

The British expert appointed by Minister for Health James Reilly to cut hospital waiting lists and the number of people on trolleys in emergency depa(...)

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(...)

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