A spokesman for the HSE said none of the parties providing specialist input to the HSE in regard to the new National Children’s Hospital had any role in the subsequent decision-making process.

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is to question health officials over a “blatant conflict of interest” regarding reports into the national children(...)

A teenager with Down syndrome was  found walking along a grass verge on the N4, close to the M50 motorway, approximate location above. File photograph: Google Street View

A 19-year-old teenager with Down syndrome was found unaccompanied on a grass verge near the M50 motorway after he was left behind following a swimming(...)

The drugs VHI has committed to providing wider access to include Pembrolizumab, for stage three melanoma, and Pertuzumab (Perjeta) for patients with early stage breast cancer.  Photograph: Istock

Access to new cancer drugs for some private patients, which are unavailable in the public system, has been described as “incredibly unfair” by the Iri(...)

Ciarán Ó Cofaigh: ‘You often hear of the right to defend your good name – I don’t even have a right to a name’

Irish people don’t have an “absolute right” to have their names spelt correctly, the State data watchdog has ruled. A television producer being treat(...)

The INMO said trolley figures were ‘exceptionally high’. File photograph: Frank Miller

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he does not yet “fully understand” why overcrowding is increasing in Cork, Limerick and Galway hospitals. Latest Iris(...)

Women are now having to wait up to 33 weeks for the results of their smear tests, as the delays in the CervicalCheck programme reach record levels. Image: iStock.

Additional laboratories overseas have been found to process Irish women’s tests under the CervicalCheck programme and alleviate delays, now standing a(...)

Some of the patients affected  may have to be recalled well over a decade after their orthodontic work was performed, the HSE has indicated. Photograph: iStock

The medical files of more than 7,500 children are being reviewed in an unprecedented official audit prompted by allegations that children were “damage(...)

The Health Service Executive  says the €4.1 million provided for the National Maternity Strategy  this year is the “existing level of service funding” needed to pay for posts approved in previous years. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

Funding for new developments in the National Maternity Strategy has been halted, just three years after the plan was unveiled by then minister for hea(...)

Under the pilot project, SNAs will be automatically provided to schools at the start of the school year based on their profile rather than number of pupils diagnosed with disabilities. Photograph: iStock

Special needs assistants (SNAs) will be automatically provided to schools at the start of the academic year rather than waiting for an individual stud(...)

Bernadette and Larry Brennan at the Mass of Remembrance and Celebration for their daughter, Laura, at Ennis Cathedral on Wednesday. Photograph by Eamon Ward

“Selfless giver” and HPV vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan met her final days with “grace, generosity and calmness”, her funeral has heard. Her broth(...)

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