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Mount Carmel set to reopen with  65 beds

Mount Carmel set to reopen with 65 beds

HSE still paying exorbitant prices for generic medicines

HSE still paying exorbitant prices for generic medicines

High cost of roadside drug test will  limit use

High cost of roadside drug test will limit use

The number of roadside tests for drug driving is to be limited to 50,000 per year, due to the high cost of the hand-held devices.

GPs threaten health minister with legal action

GPs threaten health minister with legal action

The Minister for Health is breaching EU state aid rules by refusing to negotiate with one of the two GP representative bodies, the National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) has alleged.

Varadkar under pressure to cough up for €437,000 medicine

Varadkar under pressure to cough up for €437,000 medicine

Pressure is mounting on the Health Service Executive (HSE) and Minister for Health Leo Varadkar to fund the €437,000 medicine called Soliris, with patients exerting considerable pressure in the national media in order to gain access to the medicine.

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