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Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: he  said nursing unions were effectively looking for a 12%  wage increase.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe has ruled out the establishment of a judge-led commission to review the nursing(...)

Sinn Féin health spokeswoman Louise O’Reilly TD said the nine-member HSE board should not have appointees who have conflicts such as ‘stakes in private hospitals or video medicine systems’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

The Government has been warned to ensure there is no conflict of interest among members of the board of the HSE when it is re-established, six years a(...)

The number of people awaiting outpatient appointments in public hospitals rose in December to 516,162, erasing a slight decrease recorded the previous month.

The number of people awaiting outpatient appointments in public hospitals rose in December to 516,162, erasing a slight decrease recorded the previous(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar stands for the national anthem during his official visit to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters/Tiksa Negeri

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has strongly criticised nurses for planning to go on strike in the middle of the week rather than at a weekend. He said the pl(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris said the new National Children’s Hospital would “give every child in this country access to world-class healthcare”.

The Government made a conscious decision to increase spending on the new national children’s hospital in order to deliver a “state-of-the-art facilit(...)

Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar (left) and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Talks on extending the confidence and supply deal are concluding and a report will be given to the Fianna Fáil party in the coming days, party TDs hav(...)

Fianna Fail health spokesman Stephen Donnelly asked whether anyone had been fired or sanctioned for the ‘catastrophic failures’ of the health system. File Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

More than 30,000 patients will be taken off waiting lists this year without ever having seen a doctor, the Oireachtas health committee has been told. (...)

The junior doctor, who was working in a hospital maternity unit, said he was never taught how to examine a pregnant woman, the court noted. Photograph: Istock

It is “absolutely essential” that foreign doctors working in Ireland have qualifications that are valid, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. The High Co(...)

Figures obtained by Fianna Fáil health spokesman Stephen Donnelly last week show nearly 10,000 patients over the age of 75 were on trolleys for at least 24 hours in the first eight months of the year. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s hospitals face another chaotic winter with the number of patients on trolleys set to exceed 1,000, the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has (...)

Simon Harris said Storm Emma which led to widespread snowfall across the country earlier this year, cost the health service about €40 million

A campaign by health insurers to dissuade their subscribers from using their insurance when admitted to hospitals though emergency departments has led(...)

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