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Labour candidate Kevin Humphreys and party leader Brendan Howlin canvassing in Sandymount village, Dublin. Photograph: Sam Boal/

The Labour Party says it will look for additional spending of between €2.9 billion and €4.4 billion annually to boost public services after the electi(...)


So there it is, another decade gone. And how our world has changed over the last 10 years. The way we consume music and television has completely chan(...)

UHL is consistently the most overcrowded hospital in the State

Creche-owners should tell parents their children must be vaccinated before they can be enrolled, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said. Mr Harris(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. Photo: Tom Honan

The Government is set for a majority of three in a Dáil motion of no confidence in Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy, according to latest estimates. (...)

The chairman of the new national children’s hospital told the Oireachtas committee on health that he hopes the delays to its construction can be made up. File photograph

Construction of the new national children’s hospital is a little behind where its development board would like it to be, its chairman Fred Barry has s(...)

Alan Kelly: ‘How can they claim to be better on access when their emergency departments run on office hours and use the public hospitals as a pressure valve.’ File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Advertising by private hospitals needs to be regulated or banned over the untested claims they make about their services, the Dáil has heard. Labour (...)

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy named his extended preliminary squad at SSE Airtricity Offices, Dublin,  on Tuesday. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Pretty much all of the familiar faces are there in Mick McCarthy’s latest Republic of Ireland squad of almost 40 but having seized the limited opportu(...)

The expert group recommended that all new consultant appointments should be to a Sláintecare contract which would allow them to conduct only public activity in public hospitals. Photograph: Thinkstock.

The Government should move quickly to introduce a new contract for hospital consultants permitting them to see only public patients in public hospital(...)

Lorraine Walsh and Vicky Phelan  leaving at Leinster House. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

The public gallery was packed with women let down by the system. They were waiting to hear acknowledgement from the Taoiseach in the national parliame(...)

Labour health spokesman Alan Kelly claimed there was a “direct contradiction” between the evidence given by CervicalCheck representatives to previous meetings of the committee and the direct experience of women. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

TDs have called on CervicalCheck to explain why women who had smear tests done privately due to a backlog in the public screening service were later e(...)

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