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Minister for Health Simon Harris:  to bring a memo to Cabinet next week on new cost estimates for the facility at  St James’s Hospital in Dublin.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There are growing concerns in Government at the escalating projected costs of the new national children’s hospital which Ministers and senior official(...)

An estimated  30,000 people in Ireland are infected with the hepatitis C virus. Photograph: iStock

A treatment programme for people infected with hepatitis C is set to be broadened, the Public Accounts Committee will be told on Thursday. The secret(...)

Minsiter for Health Simon Harris speaking in Farmleigh in Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

The continued supply of medicines to patients in this State is one of the main concerns facing the health service from Brexit, Minister for Health Sim(...)

Drug-resistant bacteria of the Enterococcus genus. Photograph: Janice Carr/CDC/ Science Photo Library

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has begun writing to hundreds of patients who were not told they had come into contact with other patients carrying(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: The Department  refused on a number of occasions in recent weeks to say what projects could be affected by the current capital funding pressures. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

In the plush surroundings of a five-star hotel overlooking the lakes of Killarney last April, Minister for Health Simon Harris told doctors that the €(...)

Highly placed sources within the HSE say the overrun this year could be between €750 million and a worst-case scenario of €1.1 billion.  Photograph: Alan Betson

By the last week in June, officials in the Department of Public Expenditure were worried and wanted answers. The latest health spending figures had ju(...)

Laura Magahy. In the early 1990s, as one of the the youngest ever heads of a semi-State body she oversaw the redevelopment of Temple Bar in Dublin. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Announcing Laura Magahy’s appointment as executive director of the Sláintecare health reform project this week, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar described her a(...)

HSE director general John Connaghan told the PAC it had recorded a revenue deficit last year of nearly €140 million. Photograph: PA

The health service is facing a significant financial challenge in the current year, the secretary general of the Department of Health has told the Dái(...)

Tony O’Brien, former director general of the HSE: got approval from shareholders in Evofem at its annual meeting in San Diego on May 8th to acquire 2,057 shares, two days before he stepped down from HSE role. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Tony O’Brien received approval to exercise his first share options as a director of a US healthcare company two days before he resigned as Health Serv(...)

Vicky Phelan and Stephen Teap arriving at  Leinster House on Wednesday afertnoon. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

The acting head of the health service has told terminally-ill Limerick woman Vicky Phelan who brought the CervicalCheck controversy to light that he i(...)

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