Minister for Health James Reilly said he would introduce legislation to further regulate the health insurance market to ensure it is ‘fair and transparent’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Minister for Health James Reilly has said he will introduce legislation to further regulate the private insurance market in the new year. Speaking on(...)

On the day of the budget, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan capped the amount of premium on which tax relief is available to €1,000 per adult and €500 per child. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Health insurers have urged the Government to review the changes in tax relief on private health policies announced in this week’s budget, which will r(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan TD says the measure would not affect “many” people. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fianna Fáil has accused Minister for Finance Michael Noonan of misleading the Dáil in his budget speech when announcing a cut to the tax relief availa(...)

Dr James Reilly: “Clearly, increases of this magnitude are not sustainable.”

Hospital consultants shared about €400 million in fees for private practice work last year, new figures set out by the Minister for Health James Reill(...)

 Tánaiste  Eamon Gilmore: said that if a hospital “can charge for the private bed it ought to be able to charge for the public bed rather than having the entire cost of that fall on the taxpayer”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Legislation to charge health insurers for the use of public beds by private patients will be introduced before the Dáil summer recess. Tá(...)

Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore insisted that “no matter how you do the sums” it “does not amount to a 15 per cent rise” in health premiums. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore has denied claims health insurance premiums will rise by 15 per cent when insurance providers are charged the full cost (...)

Jim Dowdall, Glo Health chief executive. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

These are tough times to be starting a business anywhere, but you would need a special brand of foolhardiness to dip a toe in the rapidly contr(...)

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