Currently the HSE provides emergency ambulance services outside Dublin while Dublin Fire Brigade provides most of the emergency cover in the city. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Health Service Executive has no agenda to take over the ambulance service in Dublin from the fire brigade, HSE director Tony O’Brien said yeste(...)

Oireachtas committee is to discuss proposed  legislation that will require tobacco products to use plain packaging. Photograph: PA

The Law Society will attend a meeting of the Oireachtas Health Committee today to outline its strong opposition to the Government proposals to (...)

A €50 million healthcare windfall
  • Health
  • February 12, 2014, 01:01

Financial surpluses have for successive governments in recent years proved all too rare occurrences – particularly in the area of health spendi(...)

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(...)

 Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar said today that Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins (above) should reveal her salary.   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Rehab says it will consider revealing chief executive Angela Kerins’s salary as matter of “public interest” and on foot of a request by the Taoiseach (...)

 Fine Gael Leader Enda Kenny celebrating his election in the Mayo constituency in February 2011.  File pPhotograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Government is now approaching the anniversary of its third year in power and its default response to all criticism that everything was the fault o(...)

Dr Anthony McCarthy: said the new legislation failed to provide “real solutions” for women in distress.

The College of Psychiatrists has advised its members not to participate in review panels, provided for under new abortion legislation to assess pregna(...)

Two new polls, released today to coincide with Minister for Health Dr James Reilly’s introduction of the plain packaging Bill at the Oireachtas Health(...)

 Minister for Health Dr James Reilly who will receive the HSE’s 2014 National Service Plan today. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Health Service Executive will present its 2014 National Service Plan to Minister for Health Dr James Reilly today. It will outline how the HSE pla(...)

A number of anti-smoking organisations, including the Irish Cancer Society, have lobbied for such restrictions to be introduced.  Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Controversial legislation that proposes cigarettes be sold only in plain packaging was due to come before the Government for consideration this mor(...)

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