Jim Daly

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Minister of State for Mental Health Jim Daly secured the funding, separate from the HSE’s mental health budget, for community-based projects.Photograph: Eric Luke

A €3 million mental health fund to be launched next month will grant aid community organisations to help combat loneliness. Minister of State for Men(...)

Boards of management can play a big role when parents are in conflict with a principal over the treatment of their child. Photograph: iStock

The Ombudsman for Children, Niall Muldoon, isn’t given to flashy or attention-grabbing public pronouncements. Yet a line from his annual report i(...)

Samaritans’ busiest time of day is from 6pm until midnight, with its busiest hour  from 8pm. Photograph: iStock

The mental-health support charity, Samaritans, answered almost three million calls in the last five years. Of these, almost 500,000 were from people e(...)

Recruiting and retaining specialist doctors  is a major problem, a survey by the Irish Hospital Consultants’ Association has found. Photograph:  Anthony Devlin/PA

The standard of patient care in public hospitals is deteriorating sharply due to a shortage of suitably qualified consultant staff, doctors have warne(...)

Marymount Hospice has a specialist inpatient unit consisting of 44 beds and provides specialist palliative care. Photograph: iStock

Marymount Hospice in Cork, which serves a population of more than 500,000 people, has told Minister for Health Simon Harris it “can no longer sustain (...)

Work is continuing on the National Children’s Hospital. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The price of the review by PwC into spiralling costs at the planned new national children’s hospital has itself jumped by up to €150,000 more than its(...)

Forward planning is vital if the housing needs of an aging population are to be met close to amenities and transport services. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

A Government policy document on housing options for an ageing population is clear on what needs to be done to meet a growing demand for appropriate ho(...)

Minister of State with responsibility for older people Jim Daly said under plans to be published on Wednesday ‘age-friendly’ housing estates for older people would be developed. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Financial incentives will be offered to encourage older people to downsize from larger family houses to retirement home-type communities, under new Go(...)

 Micheál Martin:  “When you strip it all back . . .  he has made the right call on all the big issues and he has excelled in all the elections,” said one frontbencher. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

“What the f**k is Daly at?” asked a Fine Gael TD as he observed his colleague, junior minister Jim Daly, in full flow on Wednesday evening. During the(...)

Imelda Munster said private nursing homes charged residents for wound dressings and bedsore creams as well as for services such as physiotherapy and occupational therapy. Photograph: iStock

Private nursing homes have blamed the HSE for them charging residents for medical products and services they would receive free of charge if living at(...)

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