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A view of the site of the new national children’s hospital. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ File

The chair of the board developing the national children’s hospital is to step down at the end of next month, The Irish Times has learned. The resigna(...)

Ms Litster wrote about the Bessborough home in Co Cork that the children in the nursery were ‘miserable scraps of humanity, wizened, some emaciated and almost all had rash and sores all over their bodies, faces, hands and heads’.

The Government is to establish a scholarship in memory of a Department of Local Government inspector who repeatedly raised concerns about mother and b(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has written to Taoiseach Micheál Martin seeking a response after Department of Health emails showed officials had c(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar accepted that the GP contract leak was wrong and apologised for it, but insisted that it was not confidential or significant information. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

The release of internal Department of Health emails has put the focus again on one of the most controversial episodes in the lifetime of the present (...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly urged his colleagues to come to him with questions on the initial vaccine allocation strategy directly if they had any. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has told Cabinet colleagues there is a clear protocol in place for Covid-19 vaccinations, in what some colleagues(...)

 Phil Ní Sheaghdha, INMO general secretary said student nurses and midwives should be offered contracts as healthcare assistants to boost staffing. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Offering student nurses contracts as paid healthcare assistants in hospitals would have more disadvantages than advantages, a report given by the Mini(...)

The €168 million online-learning scheme was announced by Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris, for third level institutions and students. File photograph: Laura Hutton

Almost 17,000 laptops have been delivered to third-level students throughout Ireland as part of a publicly-funded scheme to facilitate online learnin(...)

Dr Fiona Moynihan injects Dr Louise Jackman, GP with Grand Canal Hanover Medical Practice, with the Moderna vaccine against Covid-19 at a vaccination centre in Dublin on January 16th. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland/PA Wire

Cabinet has approved a €91 million plan to bring family doctors and pharmacists into the State’s vaccination programme. The plan was presented t(...)

Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris.

A new online portal for people seeking to upskill or retrain was launched by Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris on Monday. The on(...)

Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris launched a ‘one-stop online shop’ for those who have lost their jobs, offering free retraining and upskilling courses. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

More than 1,000 employers have applied for a grant-aided Government scheme to take on apprentices this year. As the State begins the roll-out next mo(...)

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