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(...)

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(...)

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