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Some of the women at the centre of the CervicalCheck scandal had been diagnosed with cancer more than six years before their test results were re-examined.
People suffering from cystic fibrosis, who have a particular genetic form of the condition, are to be offered fresh hope with a new drug.
The use of mechanical restraint on a number of mental health patients in a public psychiatric hospital has been criticised in a new inspection report.
The family of a woman who died last year after a trial drug that gave her a "new lease of life" was withdrawn have welcomed the HSE's decision to fund it for a number of other patients.
Fewer elderly are now entering nursing homes and by the time they become residents most are highly dependent with complex needs, a new report has revealed.
An investigation is underway to determine whether patient’s information was breached following an attack by online hackers at the Midlands Regional Hospital.
A number of children in a special care unit in Co Cork were "pepper sprayed and handcuffed" by gardai following an incident, a new report has found.
Family doctors are to be written to asking them if they are interested in providing abortions from January, following an agreement to pay them fees of up to €450 for each patient.
For the first time in its neonatal history, all premature babies born at 28 weeks have survived at the Rotunda Hospital - with 10 more young lives saved than in any previous year.
First-time mother Antoinette Champ (35) had a "perfect pregnancy", but eight weeks ago she had an emergency caesarean at the Rotunda and her baby son was born fighting for life at just 25 weeks.
Scores of mostly elderly patients are to be transferred from hospitals to their homes or community facilities from the beginning of next month in a bid to free up beds in time for a peak in the trolley crisis.
A 91-year-old woman was forced to wait in an A&E for 13 hours waiting for a bed before being discharged.
GPs are to receive a written request to provide medical abortions from January following an agreement on fees of €450.
The HSE is searching "worldwide" for laboratories to help clear a massive backlog of CervicalCheck smear tests, it was revealed today.
Nobody wants to be in hospital longer than needed - not least because they are at higher risk of infection. However, the most recent figures showing a rise in delayed discharges - patients who no longer need to be in a hospital but have nowhere suitable to go - is something of a setback.
Working families are being blamed by health officials as one of the reasons for a rise in 'bed blockers' in public hospitals.
GPs who are to receive a fee of €450 for medical abortions are likely to only see two to three women requesting the service annually.
Full-time carer Bernie O'Reilly says she's at her "wits' end" trying to care for her aging mother, who is blind and a double-leg amputee.
We have a crisis of recruitment within the Irish health service, so what does the Taoiseach decide to do? Attack those already toiling within the system.
Irish research has revealed people who are obese are more prone to cancer due to their weakened ability to destroy tumour cells.
A heartbroken wife, who is keeping vigil at her dying husband's bedside, has spoken of how he was struck down in his prime by one of the most deadly cancers.