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Minister for Health Simon Harris indicated he wished to see new powers for the minister under law to supervise hospitals. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said he accepted the High Court’s decision in the case relating to Malak Thawley but would now seek additional po(...)

Malak Thawley (34) was expecting her first baby at the time of her death at Holles Street on May 8th, 2016

The National Maternity Hospital (NMH) has won its challenge to the Minister for Health’s decision to set up an inquiry following the death of a woman (...)

The Midland Regional Hospital was ‘not fully aligned’ to the current hospital group governance structure.

Two hospitals have been found to be in breach of the HSE’s guidelines on the screening of patients for a superbug that was described by health officia(...)

In an inspection in March, Hiqa found ‘peer-to-peer physical interaction incidents continued’ in Drombanna Centre, operated by RehabCare in Limerick.

Staff at a centre for adults with severe disabilities were repeatedly told to leave a resident behind during fire-drill evacuations, “and rely on the (...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said there is “a quick consultation under way” about extending the HPV vaccine to boys and he anticipates it will come out in favour of the move. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Boys in Ireland are to be included in a vaccination scheme designed to prevent cancer, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. The human papilloma virus (HP(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said an operational review of the children’s detention centre will not be published because of the “passage of time”.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A decision by the Minister for Children not to publish a report that followed a period of disorder at Oberstown children’s detention centre two years (...)

Ombudsman Peter Tyndall (above) “couldn’t believe” complaints were not passed to his office, according to Fine Gael TD Fergus O’Dowd. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The health watchdog body has undertaken to improve its procedures after it emerged nearly 700 complaints of sub-standard care and alleged mistreatment(...)

‘No treatment exists for HPV infection; therefore the real prospect of its eradication by immunisation offers a significant health gain.’ Photograph:  Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Human papilloma virus (HPV) infection represents an increasing health burden. Some 540 cases of cancer associated with HPV infection are diagnosed eve(...)

 Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health,  insisted the purpose of a further investigation into the National Maternity Hospital was to find answers to questions which had not been answered. Photograph: Collins Courts

The State’s chief medical officer has denied a plan to co-locate the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) with St Vincent’s in Dublin has been put on hol(...)

Vicky and Jim Phelan leaving the Four Courts after the announcement of a settlement of their High Court action for damages in April. Photograph: Collins Courts

Vicky Phelan, whose story brought the CervicalCheck scandal to light, has said the fines facing healthcare providers for poor performance under propos(...)

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