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The National Maternity Hospital at Holles Street has been due to relocate to the St Vincent’s campus at Elm Park in Dublin.. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

An argument that the State should own the land that the new national maternity hospital will be built on was rejected by the board running St Vincent’(...)

Robert Watt’s time in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform was due to end in April after a decade there in the top role. File photograph: Collins

Sometime before lunch on December 23rd Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath quietly abandoned long-held traditions that have gov(...)

It is critical that we seize the opportunity to overhaul the Leaving Cert, says Minister for Education Norma Foley. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There is a pressing need to bring the Leaving Certificate and senior cycle “forward into the 21st century”, Minister for Education Norma Foley has sai(...)

Chief medical officer Tony Holohan: A senior official suggests there is a “central problem” with the power located in Nphet, namely that “focusing purely on the disease leads to a certain view”.

In his inimitable style, former Downing Street adviser Dominic Cummings this week described the UK’s department of health as a “smoking ruin” during t(...)

The HSE said the PPE markets were “volatile, complex and uncertain”. It said additional and secondary supply lines had to be opened at pace. Photograph: Alan Betson

Last Wednesday, the Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, told the Oireachtas health committee the Health Service Executive would spend €920 million (...)

The HSE has brought Hiqa to court over a reduction in the number of registered beds at the 53-bed Midleton Community Hospital by three. Photograph: Alan Betson

The HSE is taking a legal action against the State’s health service regulator to challenge an order to reduce the number of beds at a second Co Cork n(...)

The HSE and Hiqa  have clashed previously  in legal proceedings over a difference of opinion around conditions in a care facility. Photograph: Getty Images

The HSE has taken a legal action against the State’s health service regulator over its insistence that the number of registered beds at a west Cork co(...)

The HSE effectively took over the operation of nearly 20 private hospitals amid concerns the public system would be overwhelmed with Covid-19 patients.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The €100 million a month deal that saw the State take over nearly 20 private hospitals during the Covid-19 pandemic was entered into without having “t(...)

Jim Breslin, secretary general of the Department of Health, said ‘very significant changes’ were needed in how we care for our most vulnerable older people. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

There was no discrimination against the private nursing home sector by the health service as the Covid-19 pandemic emerged, the secretary general of t(...)

Paul Reid, chief executive of the HSE, believes the elderly care sector will need to change in order to tackle further outbreaks of the virus or other diseases. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland/PA Wire

There will have to be “very significant changes” to how vulnerable older people are cared for in the Covid-19 pandemic, the head of the Health Service(...)

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