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 British health secretary Jeremy Hunt: Justice King  ruled that his  duty did not extend “to persons who are ordinarily resident in Northern Ireland”.

The High Court in London has ruled that women from Northern Ireland are not entitled to free abortions in England under the British National Health Se(...)

Mr Justice King said the differences in the legal position on abortion between Northern Ireland than in England and Wales had ‘not surprisingly led to a steady stream’ of pregnant women travelling  from Northern Ireland to England to access abortion services not available to them at home.

Rules that prevent women from Northern Ireland receiving free abortions on the NHS in England have been upheld by London’s High Court.A test case was (...)

Smiles provides dental care from 77 practices in Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland.

Smiles Dental, Ireland’s biggest privately-owned dental care provider, has been sold to Oasis Healthcare for an undisclosed sum. The pri(...)

The number of overseas-born nurses in British hospitals this year will reach an all-time high of 50,000. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA

Fifteen years ago, Sharon Lynagh from Athboy, Co Meath, who is now a ward sister at University College Hospital, London, was one of 90 Irish studen(...)

The veteran politician died at home today at the age of 88, his family said in a statement. The photograph above is from February, 1981. Photograph: PA

Tributes poured in from all sides of politics to the veteran Labour politician and former British cabinet minister Tony Benn, who has died aged(...)

Someone is making transactions on your credit card account. They are spending money, and you’re not getting the benefit. A month later, your card p(...)

The Government has embarked upon one of the most comprehensive programmes of healthcare reform since the establishment of the UK’s National Hea(...)

Who runs Ireland?

THE POLITICIANS ENDA KENNY Taoiseach Kenny holds the most powerful political position in the land. He is chief of the Cabinet, has the f(...)

“Superior performance” read the advertisement for Dove Men that appeared in print on Monday below The Irish Times’ coverage of Ireland’s Six Nations r(...)

Deceased victims of the Magdalene Laundries were remembered at a special cermony at Glasnevin Cemetery last year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It is almost a year since the Taoiseach made his emotional apology to survivors of the Magdalene Laundries, and yet these women continue to suffer pov(...)

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