Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Increases in carbon tax and changes to the special VAT rate for the hospitality sector are being considered for the October budget, Fianna Fáil leader(...)

Fianna Fáil deputy leader Dara Calleary has warned Fine Gael to be ‘honest’ about where it has fallen down in housing and health. Photograph: Henry Wills

Fianna Fáil should support the Government for an extra budget if it agrees with Fine Gael to extend the confidence-and-supply deal that underpins the (...)

NTPF chief executive Liam Sloyan said it may start looking at addressing the outpatient list once the inpatient list is brought under control. Photograph: Eric Luke

Public patients who have been waiting years for hospital outpatient appointments may be seen privately as early as next year. The National Treatment(...)

Bon Secours is in the throes of a €150 million investment across its estate including expansion of its clinical facilities in Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Bon Secours Hospital Group – the largest provider of private healthcare in the State – reported a dip in inpatient numbers last year due to a fall in (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris was unable to specify costings for the individual actions listed in the Sláintecare plan when he published it on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Publication of the Sláintecare implementation strategy provides a framework to advance much-needed reform of our health system. Launched in May (...)

Simon Harris at the launch of Sláintecare in Dublin. Photograph: Aoife Moore/PA

The Government has not revealed how much it will cost to implement its ten-year plan to reform the Irish healthcare system. Minister for Health Simon(...)

The daily trolley figure for August 7th  shows there were 433 people waiting for beds, an increase of 32% on the same day last year

The number of people on waiting lists for various medical procedures has reached almost one million, according to Fianna Fáil, which has labelled the (...)

Fianna Fáil spokeswoman on children and youth affairs Anne Rabbitte: latest waiting list figures are a “damning indictment” of Minister for Health Simon Harris’s record in office.

More than, 2,000 children have been waiting for more than a year to see a heart specialist, with more than half of those waiting for over 18 months. (...)

A spokeswoman for the Minister for Health said “the outpatient waiting list remains a significant challenge”. File photograph: Getty Images

Fianna Fáil has demanded Minister for Health Simon Harris reveal details of his promised outpatient action plan. The call comes following release of (...)

The HSE has reimbursed almost 5,000 procedures at a cost of €9.2 million since the EU Cross-Border Healthcare Directive came into force in 2014. Photograph:  Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Thousands of frustrated patients are heading overseas for medical treatment as waiting lists in Irish hospitals continue to soar, new figures show. T(...)

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