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 MInister for Health Dr James Reilly is hugged by Natasha Molyneaux, mother of Nathan, following the Department of Health press conference on the Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A number of healthcare professionals at the Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise are facing disciplinary investigations by their regulatory bod(...)

 Róisín Molloy listens to MInister for Health James  Reilly during the Department of Health press conference on Portlaoise Midland Regional Hospital Maternity Services, yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Portlaoise hospital is broken but will be fixed, Minister for Health James Reilly has pledged. Dr Reilly s(...)

 MInister for Health Dr Reilly hugging Roisin Molloy following the Department of Health press conference on Portlaoise Maternity Services today.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The maternity service at the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise cannot be regarded as safe and sustainable within its current governance a(...)

 Minister for Justice  Alan Shatter who said the legislation would lead to better outcomes for patients without generating large increases in costs to the taxpayer.

The Government has started work on “open disclosure” legislation which would allow medical professionals to inform patients and their families of medi(...)

MInister for Health Dr James Reilly. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times.

The Minister for Health James Reilly has told the Oireachtas Health Committee that he has “grave concerns” concerning a number of areas surrounding th(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has insisted Ireland is among the safest countries in the world in which to give birth.

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has insisted Ireland is among the safest countries in the world in which to give birth.His comment follows an apology from the (...)

Pat Rabbitte:  “People  are jumping up and down claiming James Reilly’s concerns, which were disposed of by the chief medical officer, they are now saying that somehow it supports their case. In fact it does the opposite.”

Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte has said that a poor under standing of the facts “haunts the debate” surrounding the issue electricity pylons. Mr Rab(...)

The Department of Health has said there is no evidence that power lines can cause long-term adverse effects on human, plant or animal health.

The Department of Health has said there is no evidence that power lines can cause long-term adverse effects on human, plant or animal health.The depar(...)

While drinks companies and sporting bodies never made any secret of their disdain for any sponsorship ban, the FoI records point to a concerted push by a well-resourced and well-informed industry to bring its concerns directly into the heart of Government. Photograph: Inpho/Lorraine O’Sullivan

The drinks industry engaged in a sustained effort to dissuade the Coalition from banning the sponsorship of major sporting events by drink companies, (...)

Alex White, Minister of State for Primary Care, James Reilly, Minister for Health, and Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, announcing the Government packege of measures to deal with alcohol misuse. Photograph: Alan Betson

The introduction of a minimum price for alcohol in Ireland is unlikely to occur for up to another 12 months, the relevant Government Ministers have ac(...)

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