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Ruth Morrisse’s solicitor said on Monday his client had still not been told directly about the State Claims Agency’s appeal. File photograph: Dave Meehan

The State Claims Agency has formally appealed the High Court judgment in the Ruth Morrissey case but says its action will have no impact on her €2.1 m(...)

Ruth Morrissey and her husband Paul speaking outside the High Court after winning her case. File photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

A statement issued by the solicitor of Ruth Morrissey, a terminally ill woman with cervical cancer, has accused the Minister for Health and his depart(...)

Sources say the report contains a detailed roadmap for removing private patients from public hospitals. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Plans to remove private healthcare from public hospitals, a cornerstone of the Sláintecare reform plan, are likely to take considerably longer and be (...)

Helicopter from Ireland’s first  charity air ambulance service. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

The HSE has agreed a deal that will lead to the introduction of the State’s first community-funded air ambulance, based in County Cork. The charity I(...)

Outpatient waiting lists are up more than 40,000 since the end of last year. Photograph: iStock

Hospital waiting lists have reached another record high, with almost 5,000 additional people waiting for an outpatient appointment in the space of a m(...)

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication is used to prevent HIV infection. Photograph: iStock

A programme for preventing HIV infection through the administration of pre-emptive anti-retroviral drugs is to be introduced later this year. The PrE(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris arrives to address the Europaediatrics Congress, greeted by Dr Ellen Crushell, Dean of the Faculty of Paediatrics and Prof Leyla Namazova-Baranova, President of the European Paediatric Association/UNEPSA. Photograph: Mel Maclaine/ The Photo Project

There is “hypocrisy” in Opposition TDs criticism of health budget overruns, while at the same time calling for additional services, Minister for Healt(...)

Aontú TD Peadar Tóibín raised the issue with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the Dáil. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

A couple seeking an independent investigation after an abortion on the basis of a misleading test result say their call has been ignored by Government(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally says legal processes are clearly failing to meet the wishes of patients. Photograp: Crispin Rodwell/ The  Irish Times

A no-fault compensation scheme should be introduced where patients are harmed in public health programmes such as screening and immunisation, accordin(...)

Farm families claimed that a continuous contribution of the farm asset was discouraging children from continuing to run the farm, as the value of the asset was diminishing. Photograph: Getty Images

The State is to place a lower limit on the assets it can claim from elderly people who have farms or small businesses and are in the Fair Deal nursing(...)

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