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 (...)

Health service managers have received training in managing conflict and preventing conflict escalating, the HSE said.

Bullying and harassment claims have prompted payouts totalling more than €700,000 over the past five years, according to new figures from the Health S(...)

The State has paid out more than €15.2 million to settle claims arising from traffic collisions involving members of An Garda Síochána since 2011.

The State has paid out more than €15.2 million to settle claims arising from traffic collisions involving members of An Garda Síochána since 2011. A(...)

The late Savita Halappanavar and her husband Praveen Halappanavar. Photographs: The Irish Times

Compensation payouts for maternity incidents in the hospital group in which Savita Halappanavar died soared in the year a settlement was reached with (...)

The State Claims Agency paid out just under €4.8m to the top-10-earning barristers in 2016. Photographs: Getty Images

One barrister earned nearly €1 million in fees last year for representing the State in High Court actions. The payments were made by the State Claims(...)

Fine Gael TD Bernard Durkan said it was vital the new compensation rules were fair to serving members given the nature of their work.

New laws governing Garda compensation will allow for future claims to be brought before the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) in a move design(...)