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Minister for Health Simon Harris announced the new reforms on Wednesday. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government’s new structural reforms of the health service will not represent a return to the old health boards, Minister for Health Simon Harris h(...)

A cervical cancer cell

The HSE’s chief executive, Paul Reid, has ordered a “rapid review” into how cervical screening test results were either delayed for or not issued to 8(...)

National Association of General Practitioners president Dr Maitiu O’Tuathail said he had resigned as he had ‘grave concerns’ with regards to the organisation’s governance. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA

The president and the national council of the National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) have resigned from the organisation over what they (...)

People attend a rally in support of striking nurses in Dublin city centre on Saturday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tens of thousands of people attended a rally in Dublin city centre in support of the nurses’ campaign for improved pay and for the health service to t(...)

Work continues at the site of the new national children’s hospital at St James’s Hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

June 2018 Just after lunch on Wednesday, June 20th, last year, the project director of the new national children’s hospital arrived at the Department(...)

Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha said ‘we need real engagement by the Government’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Large hospitals in Dublin such as St James’ and Tallaght will be providing emergency services only next Wednesday if the planned nurses’ strike over p(...)

The site of the proposed National Children’s Hospital, which is currently projected to cost €1.43bn. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Oireachtas committee investigating overspending on the National Children’s Hospital is in dispute with one of the State’s most senior civil servan(...)

Artist’s impressions  of proposed new National Children’s Hospital at St James Hospital campus.

The Oireachtas committee on health will this week begin hearings into the major financial over-run at the planned new National Children’s Hospital whi(...)

The Department of Public Expenditure has   insisted the health service is able to recruit and retain nurses and midwives

Nurses say they will only provide life-saving and emergency care on six days over the coming weeks as part of a series of strikes linked to their purs(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said acceding to the nurses’ pay demands would “take us back to the bad old days of unsustainable and unaffordable pay rises”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The leadership of a nurses’ union is to meet today to discuss a series of 24-hour strikes amid growing signs of hardening attitudes in Government towa(...)

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