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A macrophage engulfs bacteria as part of the immune system’s response to infection. Photograph: Getty Images

A scientist overseeing the Health Service Executive’s fight against a dangerous superbug warned last year there was no evidence it had any greater con(...)

Dr Tony Holohan wrote to Ms Walsh last March, taking exception to remarks she allegedly made to a journalist criticising his role in the CervicalCheck controversy. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Labour has called on Minister for Health Simon Harris to explain the “appalling treatment” of a leading patient advocate by his department. This foll(...)

John Wall highlighted the difficulties faced by those who are given a terminal diagnosis in getting access to terminal illness medical cards.

Concerns about the operation of the HSE’s medical card scheme have been raised by the Ombudsman following a complaint made by a father-of-three who ha(...)

Lyme disease is transmitted by bites from infected ticks from deer and other wild animals.  Photograph: iStock

Almost 100 people across the State have suffered from life-changing conditions as a result of Lyme disease over a six-year period, new figures show. (...)

Simon Harris, Minister for Health, saw the construction work of a 60-bed block during his visit to University Hospital Limerick. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An outbreak of a gastrointestinal bug and a rise in frail older patients seeking treatment have been blamed for near-record levels of overcrowding in (...)

Both leaders spoke by phone in the waeke of the incident. Photographs: Liam McBurney/PA Wire and Peter Nicholls/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Boris Johnson were among those to condemn the suspected dissident bomb attack at Wattle Bridge close(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said the rehabilitative training allowance was being discontinued to eliminate inequities in access to training places for people with disabilities. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Health Simon Harris has defended the axing of a grant paid to people with disabilities on some training programmes. Mr Harris said the r(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris acknowledged   resources would be needed to address the requirement of cancer survivors. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The physical, psychological and financial needs of almost 200,000 survivors of cancer are not currently being met, according to a report prepared for (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: Bray GP Rita Doyle tweeted  “would you wait and watch your father deteriorate before your eyes because he could not afford private healthcare?” Photograph:  Virginia Mayo/File Photo

The president of the Medical Council has publicly rebuked Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health Simon Harris over the difficulties doctors ex(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said  he believes the two-tier pay system for consultants is unfair and needs to be rectified. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Hospital consultants have called on Minister for Health Simon Harris to set a date for pay talks, as new figures show waiting lists are highest in spe(...)

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