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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(...)

Protesters at Leinster House, Dublin in February called for the HSE to approve Spinraza for children who have spinal muscular atrophy. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Health Service Executive has approved Spinraza, the only treatment on the market for the rare muscle-wasting disease spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)(...)

Credit unions are limited to charging customers an interest rate of 1 per cent a month on their personal loans, thus ensuring access to loans at a reasonable rate. File photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is to proceed with plans to allow credit unions increase the cost of loans they offer their customers, months aft(...)

In some cases, women are still being asked to wait longer than 33 weeks to receive the results of their smear tests. Photograph: iStock

The Health Service Executive has reached an agreement with a US testing laboratory to help clear the massive backlog of smear tests in the CervicalChe(...)

The National Maternity Hospital (NMH) in Holles Street is undertaking a lookback of unborn babies found to have a fatal foetal abnormality over the past 20 years to see if they were correctly diagnosed. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A woman whose pregnancy was terminated on the basis of a misleading test result at the National Maternity Hospital has repeated a call for an independ(...)

President Michael D Higgins with Michael Holohan from the Forget-Me-Nots choir who was at  Áras an Uachtaráin in 1939 as a six-year-old boy.

A small boy, who attended the first garden party held in Áras an Uachtaráin by Ireland’s first president, Douglas Hyde, has, 80 years later, returned (...)

 Hospital staff are in dispute with the HSE over a claimed failure to implement pay increases arising from a job evaluation scheme. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

Siptu has warned that up to 10,000 hospital workers could strike for a further five days this summer after an initial 24-hour strike scheduled for Jun(...)

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