Louise O Reilly

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Medical organisations have estimated that the number of vacant consultant positions could be up to 450. Photograph: Thinkstock

There are almost 350 vacant hospital consultant posts across the public health service, new HSE figures show. The largest hospital in the south of t(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said same sex couples will be allowed to retrospectively register both their names on their child’s birth certificate and passport. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Same sex parents will finally be able to register both their names on their child’s birth certificate after the introduction of a Bill to amend drafti(...)

Penneys have reorganised their sizes to emphasise body positivity and plus size fashion

The news that fast fashion giant Penneys has scrapped conventional numbered sizing options, like 8, 10 and 12, and replaced them with S, M and L, whic(...)

 Louise O’Reilly:  called on the Minister to instruct officials to stop managed waiting lists “in an aggressive way”. Photograph: Eric Luke

The number of children with scoliosis waiting more than four months for surgery has dropped by more than 100 to 88, according to figures released by M(...)

The Health Service Executive was set to exceed its budget yet again this year and had been spending more than the OECD average for the past 20 years, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said.

Ireland is spending more money on health than almost any other country in the world, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said, as it emerged the Health Service(...)

Alcohol Action Ireland says that 900 people in Ireland develop cancer every year as a result of alcohol dependency.

The Government intends to include a specific warning on bottles and cans that alcohol can lead to certain types of cancer, an Oireachtas Committee has(...)

 Peadar Tóibín TD, pictured at the Sinn Féin ard fheis in 2015, did not speak during the party’s debate on Saturday on changing  its  policy toward  abortion. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Sinn Féin ardfheis has cleared the way for party TDs and senators to vote for legislation allowing for abortion up to 12 weeks when it comes befor(...)

The cancer-screening controversy emerged last month when Limerick woman Vicky Phelan settled for €2.5 million her court action over smear tests which were misread. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Cian O’Carroll, the solicitor for Vicky Phelan, the woman at the heart of the CervicalCheck controversy, is calling on the Government to make interim (...)

The National Association for General Practitioners estimates that as many as eight in 10 GPs would choose not to opt-in under such a system.

The Government is expected to design an opt-in system for medical professionals willing to provide abortion services and allow doctors conscientiously(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris is assessing if services provided under the Maternity and Infant Scheme can be expanded to women who may require an abortion. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is considering covering the cost of care for women seeking a termination of their pregnancy. Minister for Health Simon Harris is asses(...)

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