Minister for Health Simon Harris said  it was important that everything possible was done to make organ donation the norm in Ireland.   File photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The introduction of a new “opt-out” system of consent could transform organ donation in Ireland, the Minister for Health Simon Harris has said. He sa(...)

Sharon Donnery: the deputy Central Bank governor for the past three years was the odds-on favourite for the job

News that Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe had looked to the other side of the world for a next Central Bank governor, Gabriel Makhlouf, prompted (...)

Gabriel Makhlouf: in June 2000 he published an OECD report accusing 19 organisation members, including Ireland, of operating potentially harmful tax regimes

The overseas official set to become the next Central Bank governor presided over an OECD report that named Ireland during the Celtic Tiger years among(...)

Siptu said a new national children’s hospital workforce framework report would recommend  there be a ratio of 90:10 between nurses and healthcare assistants in the paediatric hospital. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The new national children’s hospital could potentially face a shortfall of almost 400 nursing posts as a result of staffing proposals to be published (...)

National Association of General Practitioners president Dr Maitiu O’Tuathail said he had resigned as he had ‘grave concerns’ with regards to the organisation’s governance. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA

The president and the national council of the National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) have resigned from the organisation over what they (...)

Vicky Phelan was awarded €2.5 million against a US testing lab over the alleged misreading of her smear tests under the CervicalCheck programme. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Twelve months ago today, a Limerick mother of two stood in bright sunshine on the steps of the Four Courts following the settlement of her case. “The(...)

Members of the Together for Yes Campaign call for abortion reform in Northern Ireland. Photograph:  Niall Carson/ PA Wire

The British government “must respond” to breaches of Northern Irish women’s rights caused by abortion law there, a House of Commons committee is warni(...)

File photograph:  Lynne Cameron/PA

Hospital patients will in future no longer be able to pick and choose where they move to after they have recovered, a Government minister has warned. (...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  makes a Brexit statement at Government Buildings. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this week continued efforts to coax British MPs towards a consensus that might solve the Brexit impasse, when he insisted Brita(...)

A spokesman for the HSE said none of the parties providing specialist input to the HSE in regard to the new National Children’s Hospital had any role in the subsequent decision-making process.

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is to question health officials over a “blatant conflict of interest” regarding reports into the national children(...)

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