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Almost 542,000 patients are waiting to be seen by a specialist for the first time, according to latest figures, as another 20,000 people were added to outpatient queues last month. Photograph: iStock

Minister for Health Simon Harris has been accused of failing more than a half a million people who are in pain around the country as hospital waiting (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris wore his usual pale and pinched worried expression. Photograph: James Forde

Leo Varadkar and Simon Harris settled into their front bench seats as TDs trickled into the chamber for the big debate. Sinn Féin had moved a motion(...)

Children’s hospital overspend: Simon Harris said the Government would “ensure lessons are learned”. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Minister for Health Simon Harris has survived a Sinn Féin motion of no confidence by 58 votes to 53 with 37 abstentions when a walk-through vote was c(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he has “total confidence” in Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The huge cost-overrun in the national children’s hospital has damaged public “faith and confidence” in the Government, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said(...)

Day 2 of iNMO Nurses strike outside St. Vincent’s Hospital. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The stability of a collective wage agreement cannot be put on the table for talks to resolve the nurses’ dispute, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris: said he was ‘not in the business of having bets on the floor of the Dáil’.

The scheme to provide ex-gratia payments to the women affected in the CervicalCheck controversy is expected to be “up and running within weeks”, the D(...)

Explaining the revised numbers for testing, Simon Harris stressed there were two different issues involved. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The number of women who need a cervical cancer screening re-test because of the delay in checking for HPV (human papillomavirus) has been revised down(...)

Just 40 beds of the 75 promised this winter have been delivered

Only half of the 75 new hospital beds promised by Minister for Health Simon Harris for this winter have so far materialised. Hospitals in Waterford, (...)

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

An independent review into the runaway cost of the new national children’s hospital will itself cost €450,000, the Oireachtas health committee has hea(...)

Sinn Féin health spokeswoman Louise O’Reilly TD said the nine-member HSE board should not have appointees who have conflicts such as ‘stakes in private hospitals or video medicine systems’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

The Government has been warned to ensure there is no conflict of interest among members of the board of the HSE when it is re-established, six years a(...)

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