Paul Reid, director general HSE. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Health Service Executive is seeking to recruit a clinical lead for abortion, nine months after the service was introduced. The person appointed w(...)

Carer Caroline O’Connor with client Colman Duggan at Charleville Sheltered Housing,  Charleville, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The State’s health watchdog, Hiqa, has warned that the absence of a legislative framework to safeguard vulnerable adults leaves everyone in services a(...)

 Minister for Health, Simon Harris, TD at the launch of the 2019/20 schools HPV vaccine programme, the HPV vaccine is now being given to all first year students in secondary school including girls and for the first time, boys. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Proposals to introduce mandatory vaccination schemes in schools may be “challenging to do legally,” according to preliminary advice from the Attorney (...)

The vacant site at Church Street-Hammond Lane in Dublin. Over 10 years ago it was designated for a new family law and children’s court. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

One of Dublin’s most notorious and long-standing vacant plots of land, earmarked for a courts development for more than a decade, could be subject to (...)

Metastatic melanoma, where the cancer has spread within the body, is one of the most serious types of skin cancer. Photograph: iStock

More than 500 Irish patients with advanced skin cancer have been given access to a new treatment that may extend their life expectancy by up to 17 mon(...)

There are an estimated 30,000 problem gamblers in the State. Photograph: iStock

The number of people being treated in the health service for problem gambling has reached record levels, with more than 250 cases reported by treatmen(...)

It is taking the HSE three months to process applications for reimbursement under its treatment abroad scheme. Photograph: Thinkstock

The Health Service Executive has apologised for a three-month delay in processing applications under a scheme that allows patients seeking medical tre(...)

Western Building Systems has won a contract to build a  a 60 bed ward block at University Hospital Limerick. Photograph: iStock

Western Building Systems, the Co Tyrone company being sued by the Department of Education over structural defects at 42 schools, has been awarded a €1(...)

The incident is alleged to have occurred last summer, and it is understood Stewarts Care believes it has identified the young man who is reported to have been affected. Photograph: Eric Luke

One of the country’s largest disability service providers is investigating a report that a vulnerable adult with intellectual disabilities was left be(...)

Quaker graves on the grounds of  the Weir Home, a HSE residential mental health services facility in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Concerns are growing over the condition of Ireland’s oldest remaining Quaker cemetery, amid disagreements between the Health Service Executive and Dub(...)

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