Members of Action Lariam for Irish Soldiers protesting outside the Dáil in 2015. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Department of Defence spent more than €6 million on personal injury settlements and legal costs last year, an increase of 90 per cent. It marked (...)

The estimated cost of settling outstanding claims made against the State has increased dramatically in recent years, from €1 billion to more than €3.1(...)

The Department of Education said it has granted emergency funding to nine schools facing insurance cost increases

Nine special education schools received emergency funding from the State because they were threatened with closure as a result of spiralling insurance(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has his work cut out for him over the next two months to draft a budget capable of withstanding the shock of a no deal Brexit while dealing with pressure from big spending Government departments for ever more resources. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has his work cut out for him over the next two months to draft a budget capable of withstanding the shock of a no(...)

HSE, Quest Diagnostics Ireland Ltd and Medlab Pathology Ltd say High Court ruling  introduces a standard in the relevant legal test for negligence that is incompatible with cervical cancer screening. File photograph: Dave Meehan

The Supreme Court will hear an appeal in November against a key High Court judgment in the case of terminally ill Ruth Morrissey. The appeal will ce(...)

 Paul and Ruth Morrissey arrive at the Four Courts in Dublin for a High Court hearing last year. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Supreme Court has been asked to urgently hear an appeal against a key High Court judgment in the case of terminally-ill Ruth Morrissey. The HSE (...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh is expected to bring a memo to Cabinet next week outlining the Government’s plans to deal with the ex-gratia scheme for people sexually abused in day schools. Photograph: Joe Boland/PA Wire

Minister for Education Joe McHugh is expected to bring a memo to Cabinet next week outlining the Government’s plans to deal with the ex-gratia scheme (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  accepted people like Louise O’Keeffe were failed a number of times. Photograph: PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has apologised on behalf of the State to people who were sexually abused in day schools and for the delay afterwards in acknowl(...)

Ciaran Breen, director of the State Claims Agency. File photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells.

The State Claims Agency has said it is handling 117 legal claims in relation to the CervicalCheck screening controversy. Ciaran Breen, director of t(...)

A panel has been appointed to review the termination at the  National Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The tragic case of a couple whose healthy baby was aborted in Holles Street on the grounds of an alleged fatal foetal abnormality would seem to have a(...)

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