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The trolley problem that isn’t going away

The trolley problem that isn’t going away

The nation is left horrified – again – as elderly patients are left waiting on trolleys, but what is needed to end this scandal once and for all?

Homecare firms get €156m from HSE over four years

Homecare firms get €156m from HSE over four years

Home Instead Senior Care received a total of €40.1 million between 2011 and 2014

What sank Arc Adoption?

What sank Arc Adoption?

The adoption agency is shutting its doors while owing large sums to 70 couples. Its founder pins the blame on the Department of Children

Student teachers defecting to jobs in industry

Student teachers defecting to jobs in industry

Graduates looking elsewhere for better pay and job security

Sheehan: My 15-point plan to reform the health service

Sheehan: My 15-point plan to reform the health service

The defects in the system are glaringly obvious, and yet successive health ministers do not appear to grasp the nettle, writes Dr Jimmy Sheehan

Bullying and intimidation claims at Tallaght Hospital

Bullying and intimidation claims at Tallaght Hospital

Formal complaint of whistleblower intimidation from a second emergency department consultant being investigated

Varadkar's plans ‘grossly insensitive’ and ‘ill conceived’, says IMO

Varadkar's plans ‘grossly insensitive’ and ‘ill conceived’, says IMO

Health minister suggested that private companies could take up certain functions in public hospitals

Digital Hub earmarked for 100 homeless beds this winter

Digital Hub earmarked for 100 homeless beds this winter

Initiative to provide extra beds over coldest months

Leo Varadkar: A health service fit for purpose

Leo Varadkar: A health service fit for purpose

We have a shortage of personnel in our expanding health sector, but simply increasing staff is not the answer

European example suggests rent controls could backfire

European example suggests rent controls could backfire

The introduction of the system in European countries such as Germany and Sweden has had mixed results

Oh, brother: Sheehans in stand-off at the Blackrock Clinic

Oh, brother: Sheehans in stand-off at the Blackrock Clinic

Joseph Sheehan is fighting 28 per cent stakeholder Larry Goodman over claims the beef baron is trying to take a controlling interest

Force surgeons to work in A&E, says nursing union

Force surgeons to work in A&E, says nursing union

RCSI against proposal except in major incidents, but emergency doctors say they could use the help

Nursing union staff figures are ‘inaccurate’, claims OECD after Doran radio interview

Nursing union staff figures are ‘inaccurate’, claims OECD after Doran radio interview

The body claims the INMO misrepresented the way in which the OECD collated its figures overseas

Reilly targets areas with shortage of pre-school places

Reilly targets areas with shortage of pre-school places

Around 13,000 places will be needed to meet the budget commitment of a second free year from next September

Briefing: Extent of processed meat cancer risk is exaggerated

Briefing: Extent of processed meat cancer risk is exaggerated

There is no comparison between smoking and eating processed meat