Cannabis will soon be made legally available for the first time in Ireland. Who is it aimed at and how will it work? When will it be availab(...)

The ambulance  service is currently being reconfigured

Significant progress has been made in implementing change in the health service under the public service agreement, according to a progress report pub(...)

James Reilly: planned savings not realised. Photo: David Sleator

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has blamed Minister for Health James Reilly, in part, for the Government having to provide (...)

Pharmacists have refused to rule out the possibility that individual outlets might increase the price of medicines for private patients to recoup fees lost under the public schemes. Photograph: Thinkstock

Almost €30 million in additional cuts to the health service are to be made to compensate for a shortfall in anticipated revenue this year from reduct(...)

The Government is at “quite an advanced stage in preparing regulations to allow for a very limited availability of cannabis for medical purposes”, Minister of State at the Department of Health Alex White has said. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

THE Government is preparing regulations which would legalise cannabis-based medicinal products in limited circumstances,Minister of State at the Depar(...)

Up to 50 per cent of patients with serious long-term medical conditions do not take their medication or take it incorrectly, a roundtable event on med(...)

In foreground, Ciaran Austin of Console , Minister of State Kathleen Lynch and Michael Fitzgerald of HSE South at the launch of Kerry Suicide Response Plan. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

A close observation unit, community training and practical services are being put in place in response to Kerry’s suicide problem.Suicide rates have s(...)

HSE director designate Tony O’Brien said the executive doesn’t have the capacity “in itself” to address shortfalls which may emerge in a number of risk areas that are outside its controls.

The Health Service Executive has warned it may fail to achieve projected savings of over €400 million unless urgent action is taken to implement cost-(...)

Dr James Reilly defends his decision to allocate €300,000 in funding for autism treatments to Beechpark Services.

MARIE O’HALLORANMinister for Health James Reilly has defended his decision to allocate €300,000 in funding for autism treatments to Beechpark Services(...)

The €300,000 allocated this year is being used to fill five  posts at the HSE’s therapeutic unit for children with autism, Beechpark Services, in north Dublin.   Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Health Service Executive has denied there was any political interference in the allocation of all the money provided so far from an autism fund to(...)

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