Over 22,000 people call private and voluntary nursing homes ‘home’. Photograph: Getty Images

Some years back, Ireland had a boom in births. Part of the response and planning for that, while not always perfect, was to provide for new sch(...)

It’s an approach that more and more people are considering taking. Rather than spending €4,000 or so every year on an insurance policy for your family(...)

Dr Reilly told the Dáil there had been more than 100,000 additional outpatient appointments provided last year as against 2012. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

The number of people waiting longer than one year for an outpatient appointment with a hospital consultant has fallen by 95 per cent, Minister for He(...)

Waiting lists at Temple Street Children’s Hospital, Dublin, more than doubled in the year to September.

More than 9,000 more people were on hospital inpatient waiting lists in September than there were a year earlier, figures published by the National(...)

Plastic surgeon Denis Boucq holds a defective silicone gel breast implant manufactured by French company Poly Implant Prothèse  after he removed it from a patient in a clinic in Nice. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

A Co Roscommon woman, who had defective silicone gel prostheses implanted in her breasts, has been given leave to apply for judgment against Dublin-ba(...)

While the report found “significant performance improvement” in relation to numbers on trolleys in some hospitals the position had deteriorated in hospitals such as Tallaght. Photograph: David Sleator

The number of patients waiting for medical and surgical procedures in hospitals has increased significantly to almost 50,000 over the past year, accor(...)

With demand rising and the State picking up most of the tab, the business of providing long-term residential care for older people should be a rare gr(...)

James Sheehan has occupied the same offices on the fifth floor of the Blackrock Clinic since it opened 30 years ago and it is easy to understand why. (...)

Over 1200 children are on the outpatient waiting list at Our Lady’s  Children’s Hospital Crumlin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Ten children who have been waiting over four years for an appointment at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin will all be seen within the next three(...)

Martin Connor, senior policy the adviser to the special delivery unit at the Department of Health and Children is to leave his post.

The British expert appointed by Minister for Health James Reilly to cut hospital waiting lists and the number of people on trolleys in emergency depa(...)

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