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Ireland East Hospital Group said the patient in question presented to the Wexford hospital on August 7th and then admitted to the hospital with a gastrointestinal complaint. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Health authorities have contacted up to 70 people who were treated at Wexford General Hospital in August at the same time as a patient confirmed as ha(...)

Prof Shane Higgins has a broad range of clinical and management experience gained within Ireland, Scotland and Australia.

Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Prof Shane Higgins has been appointed master of the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) in Dublin. He succee(...)

Tony O’Brien, director-general of the HSE, arriving  for a meeting of the Joint Committee on Health, on issues  surrounding the CervicalCheck Programme, at Leinster House on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended his relationship with the chairman of the Mater Hospital, who chairs the board of a US firm that HSE director-gene(...)

A screen promotes recruitment for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army: Beijing has territorial disputes of varying degrees with all of its neighbours. Photograph: Andy Wong

China’s People’s Liberation Army made a strong show of force over the Lunar New Year holiday, with fighter jets training over Tibet “to confront any t(...)

The Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin: scored highest for satisfaction. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

While at least half of patients reported a positive overall experience in the health system, individual hospitals and hospital groups scored different(...)

Aimée Madden of CliniShift: “I knew the idea worked from my experience at Whitfield where I reduced our spend on agency staff to zero.”

As the former chief executive of the Whitfield Clinic, a private hospital in Waterford, Aimée Madden was only too familiar with the staffing problems (...)

Former Israeli soldier and critic of Israeli policies, Avner Gvaryahu, is a spokesman with Breaking the Silence, a movement of Israeli soldiers opposed to the occupation of Palestinian territories.  Photograph: Quique Kierszenbaum

Israel’s peace camp is a slender shadow of the muscular movement that rose in the early 1980s and celebrated the 1993 Oslo accords, expected, at the t(...)

Aya Hijazi and her husband Mohamed Hassanein had been detained for nearly three years on human trafficking charges. Photograph: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

A Cairo court acquitted on Sunday an Egyptian-American woman and seven others who worked with street children and had been detained for nearly three y(...)

St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny recorded a Caesarean rate of 59.52 per cent for new mothers last November. Photograph: iStock

A Caesarean section rate in a Kilkenny hospital of almost 60 per cent for first-time mothers is “outrageous”, maternity lobby group Aims has said. (...)

Tom Hardy as James Delaney in Taboo, a Regency era heavy who prefers slim-fit frock coats

With a hard, heavy footstep, a menacing sway, and eyes shadowed by the brim of his incongruously dainty tapered top hat, Tom Hardy’s new character Jam(...)

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