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INMO’s Phil Ní Sheaghdha marching with nurses and midwives in Dublin: About 17,000 healthcare assistants, other hospital support staff and chefs will begin a ballot on Monday for strike action. Photograph: Alan Betson

At a time of international political uncertainty, the Government had hoped the issue of public service pay had been settled until early 2021. But th(...)

President Michael D Higgins at the GPO in Dublin to mark the 103rd anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins led a commemoration marking the 103rd anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising at the GPO on Dublin’s O’Connell Street on Sun(...)

The cost to the State of replicating the move could be as high as €500 million over five years, estimates Prof Michael Barry, clinical director of the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics. Photograph: PA Wire

It could cost the State up to €500 million to provide public patients with wider access to innovative new cancer therapies in the same way health insu(...)

A spokesman for the HSE said none of the parties providing specialist input to the HSE in regard to the new National Children’s Hospital had any role in the subsequent decision-making process.

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is to question health officials over a “blatant conflict of interest” regarding reports into the national children(...)

Independents4Change TD Mick Wallace made the remark about the national children’s hospital costs as he renewed his appeal for the Government to reconsider the tender. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The national children’s hospital costs debacle has been described as a “f****** joke” during a late night Dáil debate on the PwC report into the cost (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said he was not informed in advance that the State-owned health insurer VHI intended to provide wider access for (...)

Co-directors of Together For Yes (left to right) Ailbhe Smyth, Gráinne Griffin and Orla O’Connor. File Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Women have been intimidated when accessing abortion services in the State and such “chilling” behaviour could deter more doctors from signing up to pr(...)

 Research  shows patients are at an increased risk of developing malnutrition the longer they stay in hospital due to dissatisfaction with the food, fasting periods, exposure to infection and loss of body mass. Photograph: Getty Images

Food high in sugar, salt, and fat will not be limited for most patients under a new approach to the provision of hospital food across the health servi(...)

The tribunal will be open to, among others, those who are part of the 221 group of women involved in the CervicalCheck audit. File photograph: Getty

The Government has approved new legislation to establish a tribunal which will hear claims arising from the CervicalCheck controversy. The Cabinet al(...)

Ireland is one of the very few countries still charging women for the contraceptive pill. Photograph iStock

“No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body. A woman must have the fundamental freedom to choose whether she will or will not be(...)

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