It is understood the majority of assaults recorded by NIMS were minor in nature and only a small number resulted in serious injuries.

The number of attacks by patients on staff in psychiatric facilities across Ireland has risen significantly in recent years, according to data releas(...)

Louise O’Keeffe won her case in the ECHR over abuse she suffered at the hands of school principal Leo Hickey at Dunderrow National School in Co Cork in the 1970s. Photograph: Courtpix

The Department of Education has been accused of misrepresenting the way it has responded to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) judgment in the(...)

The HSE says “training in relation to professional management of violence and aggression is offered in all services”. Photograph: Getty Images

Thousands of patients attending HSE facilities are being subjected to violence, harassment and aggression by other patients, new official figures reve(...)

Judge Alan Mahon, chairman of the Planning (or Mahon) Tribunal.

The final bill for the Mahon Tribunal is expected to come in close to €149.5 million, significantly lower than early estimates of up to €250m, the Dái(...)

 The publication of monthly “patient safety” reports was recommended by chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan in February 2014 following a review of maternity services at Portlaoise. File photograph: Getty Images

The monthly publication of “patient safety” reports on the State’s maternity hospitals can lead to the creation of “league tables” by the media and th(...)

The Cost of Insurance Working Group found the cost of insurance rose 57 per cent between January 2011 and July 2016. File photograph: Getty Images

There is “substantial merit” in capping damages arising out of personal injury claims, a review of the cost of insurance for businesses has concluded.(...)

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(...)

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