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Patient advocate Mark Molloy  said he felt ‘let down’ by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Opposition parties have criticised Government under-funding of the national maternity strategy, in the wake of the resignation of patient advocate Mar(...)

Patient advocate Mark Molloy, pictured with his wife Roisin, said he feels ‘let down’ by Minister for Health Simon Harris and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar over the under-funding of the national maternity strategy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

One of two patient advocates on the board of the Health Service Executive (HSE) has resigned after only six months in protest at the “tokenistic” trea(...)

The builder of the project, BAM, has questioned the ‘validity’ of an instruction by the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board  to proceed with the second phase of the build. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has called on the Government to “come clean” on emerging delays and budget concerns at the new children’s hospital. (...)

Over one million people are on one or other kind of public waiting list at present, and for much of Minister for Health Simon Harris’ period in office, this number has been increasing. Photograph: Alan Betson

Long waiting lists for hospital appointments and procedures represent one of the biggest failings of the current Government. Over one million people (...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh on a bed of 3,000 nails at Dublin’s Explorium.

If Fine Gael is coming under increasing pressure as the election campaign hots up, the ever-affable Minister for Education Joe McHugh is certainly sho(...)

Fianna Fáil says €2bn of the extra money expected to be available to the next government will be allocated to health.  Photograph: Getty Images

If health really is the front and centre issue people say it is in this election then it follows that the party that comes up with the best set of pol(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris at the launch of Fine Gael’s new health measures in Dublin. Photograph :Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fine Gael says it will abolish hospital charges for children in the next budget and will roll out free GP care to everyone under the age of 18 by 2025(...)

 Fianna Fáil health spokesman  Stephen Donnelly during a Fianna Fáil press briefing on health in  Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil has said it will spend an extra €2 billion on the health service on top of normal increases, as well as recruiting thousands of additional(...)

Simon Harris is expected to comfortably hold his seat. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Wicklow (five seats) Current: 2 FG, 2 FF, 1 SF This is such a big constituency that locals quip it comprises two counties – Wicklow and “Wickla”. Re(...)

Simon Harris: the Irish Hospital Consultants Association called on him to end the lower pay arrangements in place for medical specialists appointed since autumn 2012

Hospital consultants have urged the Minister for Health Simon Harris and Fine Gael to give a commitment to to open an additional 800 public hospital b(...)

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