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Harris faces grilling over claims of fresh hike in Children’s Hospital cost

Harris faces grilling over claims of fresh hike in Children’s Hospital cost

Contractor BAM has submitted additional claims which could lead to rise in final bill

CervicalCheck report fails to provide clarity on a complex issue

CervicalCheck report fails to provide clarity on a complex issue

Cervical screening is an imperfect science, but the latest HSE report misses an opportunity to close the gap between public understanding and medical reality

New figures provide lab breakdown for CervicalCheck tests

New figures provide lab breakdown for CervicalCheck tests

State Claims Agency reveals it is now handling 125 legal actions

The leaked tape, and the report that scuppered the NAGP

The leaked tape, and the report that scuppered the NAGP

The Garda National Economic Crime Bureau and the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement have begun a criminal investigation into the National Association of General Practitioners. The association imploded in May, leaving €400,000 in debts

Mainstay hopes US regulator will approve back pain device in 2020

Mainstay hopes US regulator will approve back pain device in 2020

Company says it will need to raise €45 million if it gets FDA green light

Driving health ministers into the bunker bad for everyone

Driving health ministers into the bunker bad for everyone

Freed from fighting fires over operational matters, those in charge could take the time to step back and look at the big picture – to the benefit of us all

Pharmacists say Harris has delayed expansion of their roles

Pharmacists say Harris has delayed expansion of their roles

There was a commitment in the Programme for Government to allow community pharmacists to prescribe more medicines directly to patients and manage their health better 'within two years'

Inside Ireland's cosmetic procedure industry

Inside Ireland's cosmetic procedure industry

Leading dermatologists are calling time on dangerous, unregulated cosmetic procedures

When the sands of time run out: The road beyond IVF

When the sands of time run out: The road beyond IVF

Fertility treatment can be a long and bumpy road. What happens when it reaches its conclusion? In the concluding part of our fertility series, Danielle Barron reports

Political short-termism is killing the HSE

Political short-termism is killing the HSE

Not only does the government fail to let the health service plan ahead or budget for vital services, it cynically lets the HSE take the blame for any shortfalls

Sláintecare plan would destroy our hospitals

Sláintecare plan would destroy our hospitals

Removing private practice from public hospitals would turn them into the poor house of healthcare – without improving waiting lists

New report suggests removing private practice from public hospitals

New report suggests removing private practice from public hospitals

The loss of income would be catastrophic for an already cash-strapped system, say doctors

Independent review of 1,000-plus smear tests to share findings this month

Independent review of 1,000-plus smear tests to share findings this month

Concern in health service that results will fuel further fears about quality of health screening: Hundreds of women declined to take part in the tests

US ruling highlights need for Irish debate on opioids

US ruling highlights need for Irish debate on opioids

An Oklahoma court's decision to impose a fine of €515 million on Johnson & Johnson over opioids should mark the beginning of a much-needed change when it comes to the control and sale of these products

Beaumont Hospital board flags 'financial predicaments'

Beaumont Hospital board flags 'financial predicaments'

The hospital board’s chairman Enda Connolly called on the HSE to address four key challenges at the large north Dublin acute hospital