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

The reputation of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s Government for economic competence has been tarnished by ongoing questions about the cost of two infrastructural projects. Photograph: Tom Honan

The Government’s reputation for economic competence has been tarnished by ongoing questions about the cost of two of the biggest infrastructural proje(...)

A view of the construction site of The National Children’s Hospital. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Jack Horgan-Jones The head of the Health Service Executive (HSE) has confirmed the overspend on the national children’s hospital project could have a(...)

The new family room at Tallaght Hospital, Dublin.

Arriving in a busy hospital to be told that your father, mother, partner, sister, brother, daughter or son has just died is something someone never, e(...)

The “human papillomavirus” is a group of more than 100 viruses which, while often harmless, cause the vast majority of cervical cancers.

A HPV vaccination programme for boys will proceed in September despite tensions around medical staffing levels, the Health Service Executive (HSE) has(...)

Siptu’s Paul Bell has said he hopes an agreement can be reached to avert planned strikes next week.

There was minimal disruption to healthcare services on Thursday following the deferral of a strike by 10,000 support staff, as talks got underway at t(...)

Hospital managers are warning of the potentially ‘crippling’ impact of the strike on hospital services

A planned strike by hospital support staff on Thursday will have a significant impact on services, the Health Service Executive (HSE) has warned. Hos(...)

The pay dispute follows a job-evaluation process that found the skill levels for HSE support staff had increased significantly in recent years, leading to union claims for pay rises. Photograph: Getty Images

Thousands of hospital support staff are set to strike on Thursday after talks over pay issues ended without agreement. The union Siptu represents ar(...)

Ruth Morrissey and her husband Paul speaking outside the High Court after winning her case. File photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

A statement issued by the solicitor of Ruth Morrissey, a terminally ill woman with cervical cancer, has accused the Minister for Health and his depart(...)

Kate Moore: ‘No child should have to feel alone in the face of mental illness’. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

No Child 2020 is an editorial initiative by The Irish Times. Its purpose is to give voice to children, to explore the problems facing children in Irel(...)

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