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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

Revealed: Families in crisis as adoption agency shuts

Revealed: Families in crisis as adoption agency shuts

Agency says decision prompted by removal of funding - leaving 60 couples in adoption limbo

What crisis? Ireland has more nurses than most European countries

What crisis? Ireland has more nurses than most European countries

Ireland has 12 practising nurses per 1,000 population — compared to an OECD average of nine.

VHI bows to doctors at Vincent’s Healthcare in row over pay

VHI bows to doctors at Vincent’s Healthcare in row over pay

The health insurer has agreed to pay 23 consultants on foot of a legal letter from one specialist

State’s biggest drug supplier excluded from price talks

State’s biggest drug supplier excluded from price talks

The existing agreement that the state has with the pharmaceutical sector is due to expire at the end of this month

Our nursing shortage: fact or myth?

Our nursing shortage: fact or myth?

Nurses are calling for more resources, but the OECD says Ireland has above average numbers. So who’s right?

Health: A future without reform?

Health: A future without reform?

The health services are running just to stand still, and the budget offered nothing to avert a situation which is likely only to get worse

No bailout as health service set to overrun 2016 budget

No bailout as health service set to overrun 2016 budget

EU rules mean top-ups for health and end of year supplementary estimates will not be allowed in 2016

DIY STD test kits hit Irish shelves

DIY STD test kits hit Irish shelves

Home testing will provide results through a secure web portal within two days

GPs mull cap on patient numbers in free care row

GPs mull cap on patient numbers in free care row

Doctors’ union slams government scheme as ‘electioneering’ and declares it ‘out of the question’

New HSE directive sees patients skip waiting lists

New HSE directive sees patients skip waiting lists

Patients have the right to travel to the North or any other EU country for more timely care - and the HSE must foot the bill

Medicine prices to remain the same as government fails to start talks

Medicine prices to remain the same as government fails to start talks

There has been significant criticism of the prices Ireland is paying for medicines

Varadkar ‘misled’ Oireachtas over empty hospital consultant posts

Varadkar ‘misled’ Oireachtas over empty hospital consultant posts

Opposition says health minister "ill-informed, uninterested, and downright lazy"

FF: families spend €3,000 a year on health expenses

FF: families spend €3,000 a year on health expenses

Around €2.4 billion is spent on private medical insurance annually

Organ transplant rate drops to 18th in Europe

Organ transplant rate drops to 18th in Europe

Ireland's liver, heart and pancreas transplant rates were lower than many other countries