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The Seanad heard that figures released recently showed that life expectancy had increased by about five years. File Photograph: Getty Images

The number of people over 65 years old in the State will rise from 637,000 to more than one million within a decade, Fine Gael Senator Colm Burke has (...)

Senator Frances Black:  will introduce the Occupied Territories Bill and hopes it will win full cross-party support. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A Bill that seeks to outlaw the purchase of goods or services produced in places occupied by Israel illegally under international law is to be introd(...)

The Large Hadron Collider which is located at the  European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Ireland is losing out on major research contracts by not being a member of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Fine Gael (...)

Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan said  mediation as an alternative to the court proceedings will be a voluntary process. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has stressed that mediation as an alternative to the court proceedings will be a voluntary process. Mr Flanagan(...)

Senator Colm Burke said Ireland was one of the top three countries in the OECD for spending on health, yet had only 2.8 hospital beds per 1,000 people.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The number of jobs at the most senior management level in the HSE has risen at more than 20 times the rate of some front-line positions, it has emerge(...)

Cork city fire brigade fighting the blaze at the former Our Lady’s Hospital at the Lee Road, Cork city.Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Minister for Health Simon Harris has been urged to ask the HSE to offer a former psychiatric hospital damaged in a suspected arson attack in Cork to o(...)

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney launching his campaign for the Fine Gael leadership with supporters including Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney has insisted he will run a positive campaign to become Fine Gael leader but declined to state how much he will spen(...)

Simon Harris: he told the Seanad that behind every trolley number there was a patient in need of effective, timely and compassionate care

Minister for Health Simon Harris has called for a greater effort to assist hospital patients on trolleys. He told the Seanad that behind every trolle(...)

Fine Gael Senator Colm Burke: A number of operators had said to him when a price was fixed, at different levels, they had no right of appeal. Photograph: Tony O’Connell Photography

Private nursing home operators are complaining they cannot appeal fixed prices for residents, Fine Gael Senator Colm Burke has said. He told the Sean(...)

Colm Burke: “There is a 10-year strategy committee and I am seeking to have Senators appointed to that committee. I now understand that Sinn Féin is opposing that.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fine Gael Senator Colm Burke has claimed Sinn Féin is opposed to Senators joining the special health committee on the future of healthcare. Mr Burke (...)

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