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The  site  of the  National Children’s Hospital viewed from the South Circular Road, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The National Children’s Hospital under construction at St James’s in Dublin is well on its way to becoming the most expensive hospital in the world, y(...)

James Menton, chairman of St Vincent’s University Hospital,  Minister for Health Simon Harris and Master of the National Maternity Hospital  Dr Rhona Mahony: new EU building rules could force the project to be redesigned, escalating the cost and threatening its future. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

This weekend, over five years after the project was unveiled to great political fanfare, not a brick has been laid in the development of Ireland’s lon(...)

Teenage girls are covered by the current HPV vaccine programme

The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is to be offered to teenage boys as well as girls from next year, after the initiative was recommended by the H(...)

By the end of 2017 the State Claims Agency estimated that its outstanding liability was €2.7 billion, about three-quarters of which related to claims against the health system. Photograph: iStock

There has been a growing trend for people to take legal cases when problems arise in the course of medical treatment. The scale of individual awards b(...)

Hiqa report found  four personnel records reviewed did not contain An Garda Síochána vetting disclosures.

The Health Service Executive failed to ensure that an effective and safe service was provided for 40 elderly residents living in Kanturk Community Hos(...)

CervicalCheck campaigner Vicky Phelan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Publicity surrounding the CervicalCheck screening programme is helping increase the uptake of the HPV vaccine, a conference has heard. Prof Mary Horg(...)

Some patients said there was a lack of privacy when consultants were discussing medical histories. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than 13,000 patients were surveyed for Hiqa’s National Patience Experience Survey last May and the reports on 39 hospitals include many of their (...)

Only 31 per cent of patients were admitted within the target time and 3 per cent said they had waited 48 hours or more before admission, the Hiqa survey found.

Less than a third of emergency department patients are being admitted to a ward within the Health Service Executive’s target time of six hours, a nati(...)

The review will be brought to Cabinet by Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The State should not take over the direct operation of health services currently run by voluntary hospitals and agencies, but there should be signific(...)

Health Information and Quality Authority report on  Gleann Alainn said “inspectors found that An Garda Síochána had been called by members of the staff team to manage children’s behaviour which resulted in children being pepper sprayed and or handcuffed”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Children were handcuffed and pepper sprayed by gardaí during violent incidents at a special care unit run by the child and family agency Tusla in Cork(...)

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