Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said there had been no increase on the 2019 budget allocation for the building. File photograph: The Irish Times

The board of the national children’s hospital is reviewing “significant potential costs” arising from new financial claims made by contractors, it has(...)

Gerry Adams: he has rejected suggestions he has sent a signal to Belfast that Mary Lou McDonald needs time, free of the demands for an immediate Border poll, to rebuild in the Republic

There are some lessons to be drawn from the Irish electoral experience of the past decade. The first is that there is a growing wedge of voters with (...)

Ruth Morrissey, a terminally ill woman with cervical cancer was awarded  €2.1m in damages which the State is now appealing. File photograph: Dave Meehan

A tribunal to hear cases and determine awards arising from the CervicalCheck screening controversy “will be a step into the unknown”, the Dáil has hea(...)

“All the social consequences,  suicides, ruination, people’s careers being destroyed and all the rest that flow from an unregulated gambling industry in this country are there for us all to see,” says Independent Senator  Michael McDowell.

Thousands of Irish race-goers made their way to Cheltenham last week for four days of gambling in the Gloucestershire countryside, contributing to the(...)

Extra Government funding of €655m  will be needed this year to deal with over-spending by the Health Service Executive – 4%  of overall health expenditure for 2018

Some €50 million will be required as a supplementary estimate for the primary care reimbursement scheme which compensates GPs for treating medical car(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris proposed the amendment which would allow a second medical practitioner to become involved following the three-day waiting period. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Concerns are growing that the Government’s proposed abortion legislation will not pass through the Oireachtas in time for its planned introduction dat(...)

Violent attacks against nurses in hospitals are rising, the latest figures show. Officially recorded incidents show more than 10 assaults every week (...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris: ‘I think it should just be condemned by everybody’. Photograph: Tom Honan.

Minister for Health Simon Harris said he regrets the fact all sides in the abortion referendum campaign have not condemned graphic posters showing his(...)

A drugs company said Ireland lags behind when it comes to access for new medicines for rare conditions. Photograph: Getty

The asking prices for some new drugs are “completely over the top”, according to the director of the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics Michael Bar(...)