Craig Donnellan - schoolboy footballer

Despite the cost of those gym kits and the hassle of ferrying kids to and from extracurricular sports, parents cannot rely on school to give their (...)

Dr Aifric Boylan. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

For the first time in his 32 years in general practice, Dr Conor O’Neill is in “big trouble” financially and he fears that he could be one of the firs(...)

Dietitian Fiona Dunlevy with an example of dishes at The Coombe Womens Hospital. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It’s one of the most talked-about aspects of being in hospital, and usually for all the wrong reasons. “How’s the food?” is often the first question p(...)

By 2007, a Vodafone subsidiary registered to an industrial estate in Dublin was reporting a turnover of €380 million (£320m) a year. Photograph: Getty

Vodafone made a previously unreported multimillion-pound settlement with HM Revenue & Customs in the wake of a dispute over the tax paid by an Iri(...)

Fianna Fail senator Mark Daly: called for an early recall of the Seanad to debate the issue.

The Irish Kidney Association has expressed its disappointment with the Government’s approach to legislation on organ donation. The newly appointed cha(...)

Caroline Spillane, chief executive of the Irish Medical Council, which has audited the number of doctors in Ireland.

The fate of young doctors will be in the news for some time as they ballot on a strike that, if it goes ahead, would have a serious impact on an alrea(...)

With demand rising and the State picking up most of the tab, the business of providing long-term residential care for older people should be a rare gr(...)

A threadbare health plan
  • Health
  • August 7, 2013, 05:00

So. Minister for Health James Reilly is going to announce the introduction of free GP care for children under five years of age in the autumn. And Gov(...)

 Philanthropist Chuck Feeney: has donated $6.5 billion worldwide and will cease his activities in Ireland by 2020. Photograph: Alan Betson

Atlantic Philanthropies, which makes charitable donations on behalf of its founder Chuck Feeney, has granted €14.85 million to State agency Pobal t(...)

Mr Justice Paul Gilligan, who was asked to decide on the offer on behalf of  two thalidomide survivors, declined to approve the package. Photograph: Ronan Quinlan/Collins

The majority of the 32 Irish thalidomide survivors have rejected a €62,500 per person compensation offer from the Government.Survivors were given just(...)

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