Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton at a press event in Dublin today. Up to 30 members of FG are understood to have misgivings about the suicide clause in the proposed abortion Bill. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The mood of the Fine Gael parliamentary party moved firmly behind Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the leadership in its support of abortion legislatio(...)

Dr James Reilly said legislation would set out a comprehensive range of measures to promote greater public awareness around sunbed dangers. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sunbed parlours which allow under 18-year-olds to use their machines face substantial penalties under legislation being(...)

The chances of Irish hospital patients dying after surgery are 2.6 times higher here than in the UK, said Dr Áine Carroll, the(...)

Doctors, dentists and other self-employed health professionals are awaiting with trepidation an imminent decision by the Department of Health o(...)

The Comptroller and Auditor General report said that over €4 million was paid into the account between 2002 and 2009 by a range of State bodies including the Department of Health. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Over the last three years there have been several reports into how the social partnership process operated in the health services. At th(...)

A report by the State’s spending watchdog found more than €4 million of public funds was paid into an unofficial Siptu bank account which was u(...)

“We may close but someone had to say to the HSE and the Department of Health that it isn’t acceptable that there is no independent watchdog examining the health system,” says Dr Hilary Dunne , chief executive of the Irish Society for Quality and Safety in Health. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The Irish Society for Quality and Safety in Health (ISQSH) has put staff on protective notice following the HSE’s decision to end(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny who said today  law is not being changed on abortion. He said it was being clarified to deal strictly with the Constitution and with the X case and ‘will do so without bringing any new rights’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said “no new rights” will be put in place when the Government legislates for limited abortion. Speaking in Dunda(...)

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 (...)

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