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The president of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, said he was satisfied the orders are necessary having regard to the serious risk to the woman’s health and life. Photograph: Collins

The HSE has secured court orders permitting the tube feeding and hospital detention of a woman with anorexia nervosa said to be at serious risk of mal(...)

Barretstown camper Katie Mai (5), with her brothers  Charlie (7) and Jack (9)  with Katharine Jensen, head of corporate responsibility and executive director of the Vertex Foundation (2nd left) and Barretstown chief executive Dee Ahearn, Photograph: Jason Clarke

Vertex, the US pharmaceutical company whose Orkambi has been a breakthrough drug for Irish cystic fibrosis patients, is donating €250,000 to Barretst(...)

HSE CEO Paul Reid and Minister for Health Simon Harris. Mr Reid said that proposals for a voluntary leaving programme in the HSE would be ready by April. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The health service is appointing the equivalent of two additional managers every week at a time of recruitment restrictions elsewhere in the health se(...)

 INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha says the ‘extreme overcrowding presents a clear danger to patients and staff’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

For the second day in a row there are 760 patients deemed to require admission to hospital waiting on trolleys in emergency departments and on wards f(...)

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People receiving homecare support in the future face having to pay some of the costs themselves, under proposed new reforms to the sector to be presen(...)

The HSE will now receive more than €17 billion next year including the additional €50 million approved by the Cabinet as part of the revised financial estimates. File photograph: Getty

The Government has provided an additional €50 million to provide the health service with its largest-ever budget next year. However controversial empl(...)

The judge said it seemed there are assets of some substance, including the woman’s home and cash assets, that could pay for the nursing home care but there was no co-operation from family members. Photograph: Collins

An elderly woman with dementia has been medically fit for discharge from a busy hospital since April but remains there because her family has failed t(...)

The plan provided for ‘packages of care’  from birth to the age of 16  and were to include  preventive advice, referrals, prescriptions, fillings, extractions, assessments, orthodontics and oral surgery

There is no prospect of free dental care for children under age six being introduced next September as envisaged by the Government, dentists have said(...)

The INMO said 100,457 patients had gone without beds in Irish hospitals in 2019 so far this year. File image: Alan Betson

More than 100,000 people spent a period waiting on trolleys in emergency departments on wards so far this year waiting for a hospital bed, according t(...)

 CervicalCheck campaigners leaving Leinster House on the day the Taoiseach made a formal State apology to those affected. File photograph: Tom Honan

A HSE-commissioned preliminary review of whether any health service staff should face disciplinary action over the cervical screening controversy has (...)

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