Writer Maeve Binchy could never have foreseen that her deploring of “etiquette fiends”, with their notions of social graces, would inadvertently kicks(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris. Medical organisations maintain introducing pay parity for all consultants would cost about €40 million. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Difficulties recruiting medical specialists have prompted the Government to begin closing the pay gap between new hospital consultants and their longe(...)

Dr Ciara Martin and  Eilísh Hardiman of Children’s Health Ireland and radiographer Dineo Hunters at the children’s urgent care centre at Connolly Hospital. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The chief executive of Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) has called on the Government to address pay inequality for doctors, saying the issue of people (...)

Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The first facilities of the new national children’s hospital will open within days despite a warning from senior doctors that it will be unsafe, healt(...)

Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown. Consultants  have called for the opening of the new children’s urgent-care service at the hospital to be delayed. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Nearly 30 of the State’s top paediatric consultants have warned health authorities that it will be unsafe to open the new children’s urgent-care servi(...)

The National Children’s Hospital is now facing construction delays that could end up adding millions more to the final cost of the project.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

The National Children’s Hospital is now facing construction delays that could end up adding millions more to the final cost of the project. The hospi(...)

The two-day event has 14 separate conferences, 100 speakers, an estimated 1,500 delegates and 80 exhibitors. File photograph: Getty Images

The Four Courts is not the place to resolve issues arising from negative outcomes for patients, a health conference has heard. Aisling Gannon, a par(...)

The Third Act Conference heard people are now living up to 30 years longer than their grandparents, and a person now aged 60 has a 50 per cent chance of making it to 90.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The majority of children born today will become centenarians but Irish society has yet to respond to the demands of an ageing population, a conference(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris. The number of children at Our Lady’s Hospital Crumlin and Temple Street Children’s University Hospital waiting for more than four months for surgery has grown by 17%. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A Government promise that no child with scoliosis will have to wait for urgently-needed surgery looks set to be broken, with new figures showing waiti(...)

The site of the  National Children’s Hospital at St James’s Hospital, Dublin. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Affordable housing and extra salary increments should be provided to help the new national children’s hospital recruit key nursing staff, according to(...)

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