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The Health Service Executive in the west and northwest is urging greater vigilance in light of the increase in virus cases and higher hospital attendances. File photograph: Getty

Rising Covid-19 case numbers have prompted health services in the west and northwest to urge visitors to nursing homes to wear masks again. Recently (...)

There are 1,949 people in hospital with Covid-19 and 214 people in intensive care, according to the Covid-19 data hub. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Bars and restaurants could remain closed until May and nothing can be ruled out in terms of lifting restrictions as Covid-19 evolves, Taoiseach Micheá(...)

Local TD Denis Naughten: Relatives have urged the former minister to withdraw support for the Government unless the decision to close the unit is reversed. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A psychiatric unit in Co Roscommon is to be closed, the Health Service Executive has said. The 34-bed Rosalie Unit in Castlerea, currently home to 12(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten:  has accused health authorities of trying to replicate the past in Roscommon by closing another care facility, this time in Castlerea. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has accused health authorities of trying to replicate the past in Roscommon by closing another care facilit(...)

The Joint Committee on the future of Mental Health Care heard children with mental health difficulties and eating disorders are facing long waits for an appointment with a psychologist in some areas. Photograph: Getty images

Children with mental health difficulties and eating disorders are waiting for more than 15 months for psychology appointments in some areas, an Oireac(...)

Áras Attracta: terms of settlement with programme director not disclosed.

A woman on paid administrative leave from her job as programme director of the HSE’s Áras Attracta facility has settled her case over an alleged HSE m(...)

HSE internal audit finds former Saolta chief executive Bill Maher confirmed he had a business involvement with Northgate as a consultant prior to his being seconded to work for the HSE in the West in January 2012.

The former chief executive of the Saolta group of public hospitals in the West should have declared to senior HSE management a business relationship h(...)

Breast cancer survivor Teresa Doran, Mullingar calls for an extension of the screening programme at Leinster House in 2014. The only breast cancer surgeon at Letterkenny General Hospital says the Saolta University Hospitals Group want to close the service down and centralise it in Galway. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Health bosses say there is no threat to the future of breast cancer services in Co Donegal despite claims locally they will be closed.The only breast (...)

The study by consultants the Health Partnership makes it clear that “significant changes” are needed in the way maternity services are delivered.

The closure of up to four obstetric units in the west and northwest is mooted in a confidential report commissioned by the HSE. The units at Ballinasl(...)

Savita Halappanavar and her husband Praveen in Galway.

The HSE has begun implementing a number of system changes recommended at the Savita Halappanavar inquest. The introduction of an early warning system (...)

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