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(...)

Today is a landmark day in the history of the Office of the Ombudsman. Almost 25 years since it was first proposed, the commencement date for t(...)

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