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Ray McSharry: the Fianna Fáil grandee was treated to a surprise This Is Your Life party featuring familiar faces of the party down the years.    Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The great, the good and the ghosts of Fianna Fáil past gathered in Sligo at the weekend to pay homage to party grandee Ray MacSharry. The former tána(...)

The site of the national children’s hospital at the St James’s Hospital campus in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The board of the new €1.4 billion national children’s hospital has accused the builder of the project of “aggressiveness”, and has raised concerns ab(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally: ‘The current system is deeply flawed’. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

The system for dealing with medical errors in Ireland is “not fit for purpose” and requires far-reaching reform, the author of a State-commissioned re(...)

As of July 2019, the Health Service Executive’s financial deficit was €281m.

Any part of the health service spending more than officially permitted or employing more staff than authorised will have those costs deducted from bud(...)

The Health Service Executive said that those waiting for home support are assessed and provided with a new or additional service as soon as possible. File photograph: Getty

Minister of State with responsibility for older people Jim Daly has said he feels “ashamed” at the waiting list for home help hours. The latest Health(...)

“Collectively we need to talk about what is good about our health system...not just what is wrong. Consultants have a role in this too.” Photograph: Getty Images

Lower pay rates for hospital consultants appointed in recent years need to be addressed, but work practices also need to change, the head of the HSE h(...)

The opening of the new national children’s hospital is at risk due to shortages of senior medical staff, hospital consultants have warned.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The opening of the new national children’s hospital is at risk due to shortages of senior medical staff, hospital consultants have warned. Ahead of (...)

Lung cancer is often diagnosed late and has poor prognosis, so early detection is vital in order to maximise treatment options and improve outcomes. File photograph: Getty

Less than half of patients urgently requiring lung cancer appointments at the largest hospital in the midwest are being seen on time. The University (...)

The national children’s hospital site at St James’s Hospital, Dublin: The restriction is likely to pose further challenges to a project that is already years late and massively over budget. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin City Council has issued a one-week ban on out-of-hours construction work at the national children’s hospital after discovering permitted workin(...)

Children’s Hospital construction: The HSE said this weekend that work on some parts of the project was behind schedule. It said a revised programme timeline for the hospital was being developed which would set out mitigation measures.

Construction of the national children’s hospital is facing delays which could affect “critical timelines” for the project, the head of the Health Serv(...)

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