Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Finance and president of the Eurogroup, with  Matthias Corman, head of the OECD,   during the G7 finance ministers meeting in London earlier this month. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

The biggest countries in the world, led by the United States and supported by the European Commission and most European nations, are on the verge of a(...)

The ESRI study assessed the impact of the government’s decision to increase the minimum hourly rate from €8.65 to €9.15 per hour in 2016.

Fears that hiking the minimum wage in 2016 would lead to a significant increase in labour costs proved unfounded, a study by the Economic and Social (...)

More than 2.2 million people in the Republic now have health insurance policies, according to the Health Insurance Authority.

If you are one of the more than a million people in Ireland who have had the same health insurance policy for more than three years you are almost cer(...)

Medical bodies claim consultants appointed after October 2012 earn up to €50,000 less than longer-serving colleagues, and that this had led to health authorities being unable to fill about 500 full-time posts on a full-time basis. File photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The Government will offer to end the lower pay system in place for hospital consultants appointed in recent years if they agree to treat only public (...)

Dr Donal de Buitléir who has run every marathon over the last 39 years and is hoping to complete his fortieth today.

Dr Donal de Buitléir has run every marathon over the last 39 years and is a member of select “39 club”. This afternoon, all going well, he will join (...)

The expert group recommended that all new consultant appointments should be to a Sláintecare contract which would allow them to conduct only public activity in public hospitals. Photograph: Thinkstock.

The Government should move quickly to introduce a new contract for hospital consultants permitting them to see only public patients in public hospital(...)

Dr Donal de Buitléir is expected to tell the Oireachtas health committee on Wednesday that it is unfair that those with private health insurance or who can pay out of pocket are able to access services in public hospitals quicker. Photograph: iStock

The cost of removing private medical practice from public hospitals would lead to higher taxes but lower health insurance premiums, according to the c(...)

A total of 76 per cent, when asked who the perpetrator was, said it was ‘someone in a position of power – the chef, the owner, the manager’.  Photograph: iStock

A “culture of ill-treatment within the hospitality sector” includes widespread sexual harassment, bullying and verbal abuse, an Oireachtas Committee h(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris. Sláintecare suffered from two defects – a lack of proper costings and a failure to specify just how one of its main goals, the disentanglement of public and private medicine, was to be achieved. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

Nothing was so telling about the likely fate of the recently published report examining private activity in public hospitals as the date on the cover.(...)

About 2,500 consultants have contractual rights to see private patients. File photograph: Getty

At the launch of the report of the review group on private practice in State-owned and funded hospitals its chairman Donal de Buitléir said he was a “(...)

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