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A computer generated impression of the new National Maternity Hospital.

Political Correspondent The owners of the proposed site for the new National Maternity Hospital (NMH) have argued that having two landowners and two(...)

Book launch of Pandemonium with joint authors  Hugh O’Connell and Jack Horgan-Jones at Hodges Figgis. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

One of the biggest lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic is how the formal processes of science and medicine feed into the “much messier system” of polit(...)

Cabinet decided to delay giving approval to the relocation of the NMH to a site on the St Vincent’s Hospital campus at Elm Park in Dublin earlier this week.

Further delay to the new National Maternity Hospital (NMH) would “not be the right choice”, Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has said. Mr Ryan said the(...)

The National Maternity Hospital is due to relocate to the St Vincent’s hospital campus.

The Government decision to delay by two weeks its approval for the new National Maternity Hospital on the St Vincent’s Hospital site was caused by “ge(...)

There continues to be challenges in the provision of scheduled care for patients due to the surge in Covid cases in hospital and in emergency department attendances, Paul Reid says. Photograph: Alan Betson

A €350 million plan to cut hospital waiting lists is already “challenged” due to high Covid-19 cases, according to the Health Service Executive (HSE),(...)

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan: According to Trinity College, the post of professor of public health strategy and leadership was ‘created with Dr Holohan in mind’. Photograph: Julien Behal

The Taoiseach has told the Dáil that he had “no hand, act or part” in the secondment of chief medical officer (CMO) Dr Tony Holohan to a professorship(...)

Secretary general of the Department of Health Robert Watt had been secretly recorded earlier this year discussing the HSE’s budget and implementation of the reform plan, the Business Post reported. Photograph: Collins

The most senior civil servant in the Department of Health is to be asked to explain comments on the implementation of Sláintecare, reported in a weeke(...)

 Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan told the  Dáil the Government will ‘need to do more’ to respond to soaring prices. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Nothing is being ruled out in efforts to help households with the cost-of-living crisis but additional measures will not just be looking at the Govern(...)

Mary Lou McDonald said hikes at filling stations overnight had already eroded the benefits of the Government’s cuts. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sinn Féin has said the Government’s fuel cuts do not “go far enough” with the price per litre now as high as €2.20 at some filling stations. The part(...)

Rally will take place outside the Dáil at noon on Saturday, to mark International Women’s Day. File photograph: David Sleator

A rally on women’s equality which has been criticised for its exclusion of Government speakers is due to take place on Saturday. The National Women’s(...)

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