Taoiseach Leo Varadkar insisted earlier this year that the funding for the Fair Deal scheme had not run out. File photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA

The number of people waiting for a nursing home place under the State’s Fair Deal scheme has jumped by a sixth in just three weeks, according to figur(...)

Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The first facilities of the new national children’s hospital will open within days despite a warning from senior doctors that it will be unsafe, healt(...)

Disabled

A review is under way into what the Health Service Executive has described as “the unacceptable use of client funds” at one of the country’s largest o(...)

Warnings have been issued  of a potential time bomb facing the health and care sector due to delays making capital improvements in nursing homes and disability residential centres. File photograph: Getty

Nearly 80 residential care centres for people with disabilities and around 45 nursing homes are at risk of closure as their physical premises do not m(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said his approach in relation to ‘departmental expenditure ceilings’ was sensible and informed by the experience of the crash. Photograph: Tom Honan

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has rejected claims that his spending forecasts “lack credibility” and that he is using unsustainable corporation(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said his private secretary knew there was an issue in relation to an individual woman. Photograph: Gareth Chaney, Collins

A group of 52 women among those at the centre of the latest Cervical Check controversy over delayed test results face low risk of their conditions pro(...)

Patients’ representatives Lorraine Walsh and Stephen Teap. Photograph/Crispin Rodwell: The Irish Times

The Minister for Health Simon Harris has said it is regrettable that the HSE did not inform him, his department or patient representatives at an earli(...)

Frances McNamara, head of the National Screening Service, said CervicalCheck wrote to the women affected on July 1st and advised them to contact their GP to receive their results.

About 800 women did not receive their CervicalCheck smear test results because of an IT glitch, the Health Service Executive has confirmed. The probl(...)

The Freedom of Information Act 2014 provides for a general right of access to records held by public bodies and also provides that records should be released unless they are found to be exempt. File photograph: Getty

Nearly 37,000 freedom of information requests were made to public bodies last year, an 8.5 per cent increase on the previous year. The figure also re(...)

The new head of the Health Service Executive (HSE), Paul Reid, has said his priority is frontline staff and he is going to assess and manage and redirect staff if necessary. File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The new head of the Health Service Executive (HSE), Paul Reid, has said his primary objective is to look at frontline services and he will be taking a(...)

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