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Seán Sherlock: “This would involve huge expense for small companies involved in the alcohol industry.” File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Labour TD Seán Sherlock has called for a debate on the kind of health warnings that should be displayed on alcohol products. Mr Sherlock has introdu(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said a clause has been included in the agreement to ensure contractual compliance by consultants, “in particular those relating to private practice”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Government has insisted the €200 million settlement with hospital consultants reached yesterday will have no knock-on effects or implication for p(...)

Labour TD Sean Sherlock claims devoting one-third of a alcoholic drink label to health warnings would “kill” smaller  producers Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Simon Harris has rowed back on a provision that alcohol products must display large sized health warnings on their labels, to sati(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said the Exchequer was facing potentially gigantic arrears. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Almost €200 million will be paid out of State coffers after thousands of hospital consultants in Ireland settled a landmark court action, the Governme(...)

The Government may not be able to introduce legislation to regulate the termination of pregnancy until the autumn, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Government may not be able to introduce legislation to regulate the termination of pregnancy until the autumn, Minister for Health Simon Harris ha(...)

Vicky Phelan who settled a High Court action after her cancer was missed in a smear test three years before she was diagnosed. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Health Service Executive has continued to defend a policy of delaying the disclosure of information to patients claiming that consideration must b(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally, who is carrying  out a scoping enquiry into the CervicalCheck screening programme, said most records requested by him only landed on his desk at the end of last week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The whole CervicalCheck imbroglio has been dominated by failures and delays to disclose, whether it is information about erroneous smear tests or reco(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally, who is leading an inquiry into the CervicalCheck controversy, is frustrated with a number of State organisations, including the Department of Health, the Health Service Executive (HSE) and CervicalCheck, over their slow response to his request for documentation. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The scoping inquiry into the CervicalCheck controversy has got off to a poor start. In his initial report, independent chairman Dr Gabriel Scally has (...)

Cura, the Catholic Church agency that assists women dealing with crisis pregnancy, is to close on Friday. The agency has been in existence since 197(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally: to chair an  independent inquiry examining the CervicalCheck controversy . Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned State organisations not to obstruct the work of the independent inquiry examining the CervicalCheck controversy. H(...)

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