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Mr Justice Peter Kelly said this week the 85-year-old woman, whose estate is likely to have substantial assets of some €950,000, deserves better’ when she goes to the trouble of executing a power of attorney.

The president of the High Court has strongly criticised a delay over several months in registering an enduring power of attorney (EPA) concerning an e(...)

‘Grace’ was sent to a foster home in the southeast when she was a child and remained there for 20 years, despite concerns being raised on a number of occasions about her welfare. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The commission of inquiry into the case of “Grace” – an intellectually disabled young woman left in a foster home for 20 years despite concerns about (...)

 Catherine Walsh of Curraheen Road, Bishopstown, Cork,  pictured leaving court  on Friday after her action in relation to her husband’s death. Photograph: Collins Courts

A woman whose husband died suddenly while he was waiting for heart by-pass surgery has settled her High Court action over his death. The settlement wa(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said the HSE would fill approximately 2,000 additional approved and funded development posts this year. File photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Some hospital groups or healthcare community area managers have not bothered to submit plans for operating their services within approved budgets, the(...)

Paul Reid has sought an immediate review of ‘actions and timelines to bring about a financial break-even’ situation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

New HSE director general Paul Reid has said the health service will no longer spend money it does not have and breaching budgets “can no longer be con(...)

Peter Hughes, general secretary of the   PPsychiatric Nurses Association said the sector faced a staffing crisis. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The HSE faces a major challenge in finding sufficient staff to operate the new €140-million national forensic mental health service at Portrane in nor(...)

John Broderick (35) was assessed by a psychiatrist at University Hospital Kerry on August 27th, 2018.

The widow of a man who died by suicide has criticised the HSE for not sending a representative to his inquest after a previous hearing revealed that h(...)

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. (...)

PNA general secretary Peter Hughes said the move to 24-hour strikes represented ‘a clear and determined message to the HSE’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ambulance staff are to stage a series of 24-hour strikes in a major escalation of their long-running campaign over trade union representation rights. (...)

Sinead Browne at her home in Dundalk where her son took his own life last month. Photograph: James Forde.

A Dundalk mother, whose only child took his own life last month, wants to know why her son was sent home from Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, (...)

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