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Private nursing homes have raised ‘very serious concerns’  with  Nphet about the withdrawal of State funding for Covid-19 infection controls. Photograph: AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti

Private nursing homes have raised “very serious concerns” with the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) about the withdrawal of State funding(...)

Andrew McGinley with his three children, Conor (aged 9), Darragh (7) and Carla (3) McGinley. Their bodies were found in the family home in Newcastle, Co Dublin in January 2020. Photograph: Supplied by Andrew McGinley through the Garda

Andrew McGinley said he was “pleased” with the HSE’s commitment to investigate the mental health treatment received by his wife, Deirdre Morley, befor(...)

Stephen Donnelly: ‘Anyone who wants a vaccine should be fully vaccinated by the end of September’. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Revised targets for the State’s vaccine campaign will be announced today (Friday) following the emergence of major new supply difficulties from pharma(...)

Andrew McGinley with his children Conor, Darragh and Carla. His wife, Deirdre Morley, was last week found not guilty by reason of insanity for the murder of their children. Photograph supplied by Mr McGinley via An Garda Síochána

Andrew McGinley, whose three children were killed by his mentally ill wife, has urged the Government to consult with him on legislative changes to inc(...)

The Minister said the Department of Health was ‘considering the role of advocacy and the role of family members’ in mental health services. File photograph: Getty

Minister for Mental Health Mary Butler is to propose new legislation next month to allow family members to be involved in the care of a relative recei(...)

Elizabeth McCrave, from Dundalk outside Our Lady of Lourdes hospital in Drogheda with her daughter Dearbhla (13) who has been there for more than nine weeks with severe anorexia. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

A 13-year-old girl with severe anorexia, who has been refusing to eat for days at a time since last year, has been in a general hospital for more than(...)

The Dáil heard that a pregnant woman in Carlow or Wexford could be in a different situation and it was time that in all hospitals ‘the same rules apply’. File photograph: Getty

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly and the Health Service Executive have been criticised for announcing rollout of a coronavirus vaccine programme f(...)

 Bridget Cassidy (94) receives a visit from her daughter Angela, who is fully vaccinated and travelled from Wexford to the Plunkett Home in  Boyle,  Co Roscommon. Photograph:  Brian Farrell/The Irish Times

The sound of children’s voices in nursing homes throughout the country is set to mark another key milestone in the lightening of the Covid-19 burden f(...)

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien has argued the measure could free up more than 9,000 vacant properties that are currently not being rented as 80 per cent of any income raised would have to go towards the owner’s nursing home costs. File photograph: iStock

Government officials are expected to continue working on planned reforms to the Fair Deal nursing home scheme, which have been hit by disagreements be(...)

The funding model for homecare has been a subject of debate for several years. File photograph: iStock

The Department of Health has said it is continuing to work on a statutory scheme for the financing of home-support services but that no decision has b(...)

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