The court’s recommendations follow nine days of hearings on an impasse that affects almost 10,000 support staff including healthcare assistants, laboratory aides, technicians and porters. File photograph: Getty

Thousands of health support staff should be given pay increases from next month, the Labour Court has recommended in a move that could prevent further(...)

“There was little evidence that the unions were vocal in their disagreement with the new entrant salary reduction.” Photograph: Getty Images

The 2012 decision to cut the pay of new hospital consultants is an example of a policy failure that was influenced by political and union self-interes(...)

Those living in more expensive parts of the State, such as Dublin or other urban areas, may well end up paying more for their property tax each year while If you live and work in an urban area you  will probably have to pay a higher car insurance premium.

Did you know that where you live might be costing you? And no, we’re not talking about house prices here. Your address can also have a bearing on how (...)

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(...)

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