GP care retreat

The revelation in this newspaper that the Government is set to abandon a key election commitment to extend free GP care to almost 60,000 people(...)

 Minister for Health James O’Reilly

Minister for Health Dr James Reilly has opened up the possibility of having some form of childr(...)

The Taoiseach has inisted a Government election pledge to extend free GP care to people with long-term illnesses will go ahead. He said Minister of State for Health Alex White (above) is to report to the Cabinet on the matter by the end of this month. Photograph: Alan Betson.

MICHAEL O’REGAN and MARIE O’HALLORAN Taoiseach Enda Kenny has inisted that the Government’s election commitment to extend free GP care to(...)

One option being examined by Minister of State for Primary Care, Alex White, would be to phase it in over a number of years by extending the scheme gradually to people in specific age categories.

The Government is set to abandon a key election commitment to extend free GP care to almost 60,000 people with long-term illnesses. The p(...)

HSE staff are being offered up to €36,000 in “incentivised payments” to take a three-year career break as part of a dramatic effort to c(...)

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The Government is to introduce a statutory code requiring shopowners to separate the sale of alcohol from other goods in their premises

The Government is to introduce a statutory code requiring shopowners to separate the sale of alcohol from other goods i(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly  plans to introduce legislation later this year to provide public hospitals with greater scope to charge private patients treated in their facilities. Photograph: Alan Betson

Private hospitals are to ask the European Commission to review planned Irish legislation which will allow public hospitals greater scope to cha(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: said he hoped all Fine Gael TDs would support the legislation. Photograph: Eric Luke

Taoiseach Enda Kenny stressed the law on abortion was not being altered when the Governme(...)

Senator Ivana Bacik, a prominent campaigner on this issue, welcomed the publication of the draft legislation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The heads of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill have been widely welcomed within the Labour Party. At the week(...)

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