Minister of State Lucinda Creighton: said she would not support the inclusion of suicide in any legislation. Photograph: David Sleator

Internal tensions within Fine Gael over the abortion issue erupted into the open last night when a sizeable number of TDs and Senators challeng(...)

GPs have  warned that  existing cuts as well as those proposed for this year are leading to the running down of general practice.

The health service and thousands of GPs, pharmacists, dentists and other contractors who provide primary care services have been struggling in (...)

Minister for Health Dr James Reilly: he says the measures being worked on at present include an incentivised career break scheme and a targeted voluntary redundancy scheme. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government is to introduce an incentivised career bre(...)

Although older people are the key user group of hospitals in the developed world, the institutions often seem to work to a model of younger adu(...)

The Government may be forced to delay tomorrow’s publication of draft abortion legislation in the light of serious divisions e(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly: “I’m not prepared to cut the service anymore. People need their service and I believe that they have a right to expect a certain level of service — so the cost of the service is what has to be addressed.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Pay cuts for workers in the health service will be necessary to allow the Department of Health to remain within budget for 2013, following the (...)

Minister for Health James Reilly has argued a priority for the VHI this year and into the future is cost reduction and containment. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

VHI is to seek to pay public hospitals for procedures rather than the number of days its subscribers stay in their beds. As part (...)

Recent months have seen tensions between the State-owned health insurer, VHI, and Minister for Health James Reilly official correspondence show(...)

Since 2007 despite the recession we’ve been spending more and more on vitamins. Last year we spent almost €16 million and Euromonitor expects o(...)

Junior doctors vote against the Croke Park 2 at the IMO conference in the Hotel Europe, Killarney at the weekend.Picture by Don MacMonagle

The Irish Medical Organisation has warned that industrial action by doctors is a possibility if the Government seeks(...)

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