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The HSE was the worst performing of six national health service websites surveyed by eprivacy firm Cookiebot.

Users of Health Service Executive web pages about sensitive topics such as HIV, crisis pregnancy and cancer mortality are having their data “continuo(...)

Sláintecare reform plan proposed a way out of rows over alleged breaches of private practice rules, suggesting  public hospitals should be for public patients only. Photograph: Thinkstock

More than three years ago, the then head of the Health Service Executive (HSE) Tony O’Brien warned Leo Varadkar – minister for health at the time – th(...)

Most consultants in the public system with contractual rights to private practice can treat a maximum of 20 per cent of fee-paying patients, rising to 30 per cent in certain cases.

Nearly 10 per cent of the estimated 2,400 consultants in public hospitals are seeing more private patients than officially permitted, a HSE report has(...)

Judge said he had  little doubt, if left without court protection, the man’s condition will deteriorate and he will be at high risk of returning to a homeless existence.

A man in his thirties with a mild intellectual disability, acquired brain injury, epilepsy and a serious alcohol problem has lost his objection to bei(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris. In a confidential memo to the Cabinet last Tuesday,  he signalled that many of the review group’s key proposals would effectively be kicked to touch. File photograph: James Forde

The review group on the future relationship between the State and voluntary healthcare sector has recommended widespread reforms, including a radical (...)

The CEO of a group that runs several public hospitals in the west has taken a High Court case aimed at preventing the HSE removing him from his role. (...)

 Ambulance personnel on strike at the ambulance service facility on Davitt Road in Dublin earlier this month. Photograph: Alan Betson

About 500 ambulance staff are to stage consecutive strikes on Thursday and Friday this week as part of an on-going dispute. They are in dispute with (...)

Fianna Fáil health spokesman Stephen Donnelly put forward the amendment.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Simon Harris is to consider appointing a person with clinical expertise to the new board of the HSE, which would be a significant (...)

The Government last autumn appointed Ciarán Devane, chief executive of the British Council, to chair the HSE board.

The Government may have to change the composition of the planned new board of the HSE, even though it has already appointed the members. Fianna Fail (...)

The health standards watchdog found “systemic” problems in a residential centre for people with visual impairment and told the operator it planned to (...)

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