A file image of newly appointed Minister for Social Protection  Leo Varadkar, newly appointed Minister for Education Richard Bruton and Taoiseach Enda Kenny, who has radically reshuffled his ministerial team. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

As befits a dramatically different 32nd Dáil, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has named a dramatically different Cabinet. That’s not even taking account of the s(...)

Portlaoise hospital: the report says the hospital is “not set up to provide safe acute and elective surgery”. Photograph: James Flynn/AP.

“Urgent correction and reconfiguration” is needed to avoid the “collapse” of care processes at Portlaoise hospital, according to an unpublished revie(...)

Dr Sardar Ali, a former consultant respiratory physician at Roscommon General Hospital, denies five allegations of poor professional performance. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins

The alleged failure of a doctor to look into a patient’s low blood platelet count, was a “significant omission” an expert witness told the Medi(...)