Minister for Health Leo Varadkar who said the HSE would be abolished over the term of the next government. Photograph: Collins

The Health Service Executive (HSE) is to be dismantled in the term of the next government, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said on Saturday. He also(...)

The number of people hospitalised with dog bites per 100,000 population jumped from 4.65 in 1998, to 5.07 in 2007, and further still to 5.64 in 2013.

The number of people hospitalised for dog bites rose by 50 per cent between 1998 and 2013, and the incidence of such cases in Ireland is much higher t(...)

The HSE’s national healthcare charter promises to maintain strict confidentiality of personal information

The Health Service Executive has said it will examine whether any data protection issues arise from its release of information on public hospital pa(...)