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(...)

HSE chairman Ciarán Devane  satisfied he has the power to remove senior managers in the organisation.

New chairman of the Health Service Executive Ciarán Devane has warned the health service has to stop “surprising” the Government with massive overspen(...)

Ana Kriegel: found dead in an abandoned house at Laraghcon, Clonee Road, Lucan on May 17th, 2018.

Mental health professionals assessing the two boys convicted of murdering 14-year-old schoolgirl Ana Kriégel may interview the boys’ parents, the Cent(...)

Rosarii Mannion, HSE national director of human resources. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

A campaign to attract hundreds of Irish nurses back home from overseas has been quietly “stood down” after a lack of interest, the Health Service Exec(...)

Families of people with phenylketonuria (PKU) have expressed their delight after the Health Service Executive agreed to fund the only drug treatment f(...)

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