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Ireland still paying more for medicines than many in EU

Ireland still paying more for medicines than many in EU

New survey shows Ireland pays more for medicines than other EU countries

Hospitals fail to hire doctors on short-term contracts

Hospitals fail to hire doctors on short-term contracts

Efforts to hire doctors on short-term contracts, in a bid to reduce the HSE’s massive agency costs, have failed.

Dilemma of balancing equality with risks

Dilemma of balancing equality with risks

Relaxing the ban on gay men donating blood will increase the risk of infections

21 of the biggest publicly-run nursing homes are at risk of closure

21 of the biggest publicly-run nursing homes are at risk of closure

Row over sourcing of cheaper alert alarms for the elderly

Row over sourcing of cheaper alert alarms for the elderly

Drip it up and st art again

Drip it up and st art again

While protests raged all week, the coalition lurched from one soggy disaster to another. Pat Leahy and Michael Brennan report

A progressive system is needed that allows people to save money by saving water, writes Colin Murphy.

A progressive system is needed that allows people to save money by saving water, writes Colin Murphy.

Waterford is left divided over Roma ‘racism’ row

Waterford is left divided over Roma ‘racism’ row

School strike sees 340,000 students stay at home

School strike sees 340,000 students stay at home

A strike by 27,000 second level teachers today has shut schools and disrupted hundreds of thousands of students and parents.

HSE managers to face monthly scorecards

HSE managers to face monthly scorecards

No enhanced medical cards for industrial school victims

No enhanced medical cards for industrial school victims

Christian Brothers still owe €20m to victims of abuse

Christian Brothers still owe €20m to victims of abuse

GPs group excluded from under-6s negotiations

GPs group excluded from under-6s negotiations

McGuinness: Family Bill should tackle surrogacy

McGuinness: Family Bill should tackle surrogacy

More than 60 women apply for symphysiotomy payments

More than 60 women apply for symphysiotomy payments