HSE director-general  Tony O’Brien (left) and Minister for Health Simon Harris announce the HSE’s National Service Plan for 2018. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Last Thursday the Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe told the Dáil he had no concerns at present about health spending but that all depar(...)

While the Bill will initially focus on private motor insurance, it will be drafted in such a way as to allow other forms of insurance to be covered. Photograph: iStock

A database to keep track of motor insurance claims will be established after a Bill was approved for drafting by Government. The move is designed to (...)

Dr. Rhona Mahony: ’I can only conclude there is a positive effort to prevent recruitment’. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

The bureaucracy associated with recruiting consultants in hospitals in Ireland, a country with a deficit of doctors, is extraordinary and in many case(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris whose department is expected to receive additional funding of almost €200 million to cover overspending. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government is expected to provide close to €200 million in additional funding for the health service this year to address overspending. Suppleme(...)

“All employers have a duty of care to provide a safe and healthy workplace, and this duty extends to mental as well as physical safety and health.” File photograph: Getty Images

Employers have been urged to be alert for the signs of work-related stress in their organisations and to use a new online tool to help them measure an(...)

Assistant Commissioner Michael Finn said it is  possible persons who opted not to pay a fine did end up in prison “and we are working with the court services and the individual solicitors to identify those cases”. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Some motorists caught up in the botched operation of the penalty points system may have spent time in prison as a result and the State is facing resul(...)

The Health Service Executive and child protection agency Tusla accounted for €1.9 billion of the €2.2 billion legal compensation costs to the State in 2016.

The total cost of outstanding compensation claims against the State jumped 22 per cent to €2.2 billion by the end of last year, figures published on F(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris at the health committee on Wednesday

Minister for Health Simon Harris says the Government will not cover the cost of a €100 million overspend by the HSE this year in hospitals and disabil(...)

HSE director-general Tony O’Brien: the Health Service Executive says it has received no funding from Government to meet costs of pay rises and  pay deals. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The HSE has warned the Government it is facing a projected €300 million financial deficit this year. The Department of Health has told the HSE the f(...)

The State’s hospitals are expected to overspend by €80m this year

The Department of Health is deeply unhappy that the Health Service Executive’s spending is already €300 million ahead of budget. The HSE insists much (...)

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