Some 4.17 million vaccine doses have been administered to date against Covid-19, according to the HSE. File photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Two more people have died after testing positive for Covid-19, according to the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet), bringing the total numb(...)

The Rotunda cancelled appointments on Friday. The HSE confirmed the cyberattack hit all hospital IT systems. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

The Health Service Executive (HSE) is currently examining to what extent patients’ medical records are among data that has been “compromised,” as a re(...)

The situation was ‘extremely volatile’ at present and could deteriorate very quickly, HSE chief Paul Reid told a press briefing on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The country is facing “very serious and dangerous” levels of Covid-19 spread, which threatens to have a “major impact” on the hospital system, the hea(...)

 HSE chief operations officer Anne O’Connor  speaking in Government Buildings, Dublin. Photograph: Photocall Ireland/PA Wire

Seventy-five long-term residential care facilities are dealing with category “red” outbreaks of coronavirus and facing problems such as serious staff (...)

HSE chief executive Paul Reid said the State’s coronavirus testing backlog has been reduced  to some 11,000

The Health Service Executive (HSE) is investigating an issue where people have been incorrectly informed their test for coronavirus was negative when(...)

The emergency department of St James’s Hospital in Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

People with the flu or flu-symptoms are currently making up half of all patients in hospital emergency departments waiting to be admitted to beds, add(...)

  Dr Mel Bates said another problem was the “collapse” of the same day service for patients in general practice. “People are choosing not to wait until they get an appointment with their own GP and they’re coming to out-of-hours.”  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Out-of-hours doctor services are coming under pressure because parents are Googling symptoms of children’s illnesses and then treating routine colds o(...)

HSE director general John Connaghan is to step down from the post at the end of the year. File image: Oireachtas screengrab via PA.

John Connaghan, who became director general of the HSE pending the appointment of a successor to Tony O’Brien, is to step down from the post at the en(...)