Jess Kenny, homeless liaison nurse at the Mater Hospital,  with service user Jim Cleary. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Jim Cleary says the appointment in January of homeless liaison nurse Jess Kenny at the Mater Hospital in Dublin “changed” his life. Originally from W(...)

The Mater hospital  treats about 1,200 HIV patients, at an average cost of €8,000-€10,000 a year for their medication., Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A row over patient confidentiality between the Health Service Executive and the Mater hospital in Dublin led to the withholding of millions of euro in(...)

 Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty on illness benefit delays: “We have not been covered in glory the past few weeks.” File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has apologised to illness benefit recipients who did not receive their payment this week. She says that(...)

The nursing home had complained of arrears which at one stage were some €28,000 but had been cut to about €10,150. Her care costs are €350 weekly, plus €46 expenses to meet hairdressing and other needs, it said.

The president of the High Court has refused to permit a private nursing home discharge an elderly woman from its premises because of arrears in meetin(...)

 Laura Kenna (35), of no fixed abode,  has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to attempting to murder a woman in Dublin  last year. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

A woman on trial for slicing a civil servant’s throat told gardaí­ she was standing on the street “picking a victim” and that, shortly before the atta(...)

A file image of Laura Kenna (35), of no fixed abode, arriving  at the Central Criminal Court. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A woman arrested on suspicion of slicing a civil servant’s throat told gardaí­ she “did it” because the Department of Social Protection was supposed t(...)

Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty said “good progress” was being made preparing for the reviews of pensions announced by the Government earlier this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

About 67,000 pensioners will get letters from the Department of Social Protection at the end of October explaining how new pension rules will affect t(...)

Many parents across the country woke on Tuesday to discover their monthly child welfare benefit of €140 had not reached their accounts.

The system-wide banking issue which prevented payments reaching some bank accounts has Tuesday morning has been resolved, according to the Banking &am(...)

There were 2,566 reports of serious injuries to residents in nursing homes last year. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

A person with a disability left in a comatose state after being given the wrong medicine, and carers acting aggressively towards a resident, were just(...)

The Department of Education does not have any power to force schools to cut the cost of uniforms or books for parents, according to internal records. (...)

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