The minister said there is a 'mismatch' between the expectations of many potential parents

Inter-country adoption 'now about special needs'

17.02 Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Frances Fitzgerald has said that "it is quite startling for the public in Ireland to hear" that inter-country adoption is now about older children with special needs.

Alex White said he had not been able to persuade the IMO or any of the representative bodies to meet him

Minister 'happy' to negotiate with IMO

17.24 Minister of State with Responsibility for Primary Care Alex White has said he is very happy to negotiate with the Irish Medical Organisation on the scope and content of the contract for the provision of free GP care to children under six.

St Gerard's Ward in the Coombe was found to be 'generally unclean'

HIQA publishes reports on two hospitals

19.18 The Health Information and Quality Authority has published hygiene reports after unannounced inspections at the Coombe Women's Hospital and Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital in Dublin.

The Government cut the pay of newly-appointed consultants by 30% in 2012

New consultant pay a 'barrier to recruitment'

17.35 A report from the Department of Health has said that variations in the rates of public pay for newly-appointed hospital consultants and their established peers are a barrier to recruiting and retaining these specialists.

MRSA is a bacterial infection resistant to many common antibiotics

More virulent forms of MRSA circulating

16 Apr More virulent and antibiotic resistant forms of MRSA are circulating in Irish hospitals and look set to become the dominant strains in the future, according to new research.

The HSE said that Ian Carter's role as former CEO of St James's Hospital pre-dates a circular on public pay

HSE hospitals chief approved clinician's allowance

15 Apr The current head of the HSE's acute hospital services, Ian Carter, approved the €51,617 post graduate training allowance for a clinician at St James's Hospital when he was chief executive there.

There is a call for the Vision for Change policy on mental health to be reviewed

Call for review of mental health policy

11 Apr The Psychiatric Nurses Association is calling for a complete review of the Vision for Change policy on mental health and the stopping of the closures of acute beds until such a review has been completed.

EI Project team member Caroline Gaynor and Prof Larry Egan,  observing a UV curing system for a luer connector

Enterprise Ireland teams up with Mayo Clinic

10 Apr Early stage medical treatments and devices - invented at the Mayo Clinic - are to be developed into ready for market products by Irish academic institutions under a new agreement.

The PAC was informed today that Frank Flannery and Angela Kerins will not attend tomorrow

Flannery reasons 'nothing short of contemptible'

09 Apr A written response from the clerk of the Public Accounts Committee to solicitors for Frank Flannery describes Mr Flannery's stated reasons for not attending tomorrow as "nothing short of contemptible".

Horizon 2020 allows research using all forms of stem cells, subject to fundamental ethical principles

EU urged to maintain stem cell research funding

09 Apr A coalition of leading funders of biomedical research, scientific societies and patient groups has called on EU institutions to oppose a campaign seeking a ban on the financing of stem cell research and other studies that involve the destruction of human embryos.

Rehab Chief Executive Angela Kerins  resigned following salaries controversy at the organisation

Rehab contacts Kerins & Flannery about PAC

03 Apr The Rehab Group has written to its former chief executive, Angela Kerins and former board member, Frank Flannery, asking if they plan to attend the Public Accounts Committee next week.

Wet AMD sees the blood vessels in the eye grow abnormally and leak, causing almost immediate blindness

Drug may help combat age-related blindness

02 Apr A preventative drug for one of the most common causes of blindness in older people could be a step closer, as a result of new research by scientists at Trinity College Dublin.