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 A medic checks the body temperature of a passenger, as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, upon her arrival by bus in Syria’s Kurdish area from Iraqi Kurdistan via the Semalka border crossing in northeastern Syria. Photograph:  Delil Souleiman/AFP  via Getty Images

Some 2,000 people have contacted a HSE helpline over the past week with concerns over the coronavirus, and 300 of these calls have been referred to pu(...)

An internal audit at the HSE found eight recruitment campaigns and four temporary appointments were made in the absence of business cases

A major HSE internal audit review has identified significant weaknesses in how a number of senior management positions in the HSE were sanctioned and(...)

Eoin Roche and family.

When Dublin hurling coach Eoin Roche looks back at professional sports photos of him at the end of 2018, he can now see what he wasn’t aware of then –(...)

A Medical Council fitness to practise hearing was told the GP  now understood the importance of referring suspected cases of meningitis to a hospital immediately and had developed a standard form for such cases. She will also enrol  in a diploma course in English.

A Dublin-based family doctor has admitted to a series of allegations of poor professional performance over her failure to refer two children with susp(...)

Such was the woman’s level of self neglect that one of her doctors had stated that, in 30 years practicing medicine, they had never seen a patient in such a debilitated or unkempt state.

The HSE has secured an emergency High Court order allowing it detain and treat a woman in hospital after she was found living in “squalor”. The Presi(...)

Chris White (right), CEO of the  NCBI, speaks to demonstrators at the strike on Whitworth Road in Dublin on Friday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Further strike action by workers in State-funded organisations providing health and social services is inevitable unless they receive restoration of p(...)

Paul Bell of Siptu. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A planned strike by home helps in Dublin scheduled to take place on Friday has been called off. However, stoppages in a number of other State-funded (...)

 HSE chief executive Paul Reid: Senior managers must ensure with the formation of a new Dáil they have processes and systems to respond. Photograph: Alan Betson

Health service managers will no longer be permitted to leave parliamentary questions or other political representations unanswered for weeks and month(...)

A view of a Stewarts Care facility. File photograph: Eric Luke

Residents of a disability service are set to receive reimbursements which may total more than €1 million after a review into “inappropriate” spending (...)

Fianna Fáil health spokesman Stephen Donnelly said it was ‘astonishing’ the Minister would approve a service plan with no funding allocated for new drugs. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government has rejected a last-minute plea by the HSE board for up to €20 million in special funds for newly available drugs and medicines this ye(...)

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