Minister for Health Simon Harris said that trolley numbers had reduced by around 20% over first few weeks of May

Harris in appeal to cancer drug companies

30 May Minister for Health Simon Harris has appealed to pharmaceutical companies manufacturing cancer drugs to reopen a programme for the provision of the drugs on compassionate grounds, while the approval process was ongoing.

Serbian Djokovic is currently competing in the French Open

Cancelling Games 'unthinkable' - Djokovic

29 May Tennis ace Novak Djokovic admits he is concerned by the Zika virus but he said he is planning to play at the Olympics and feels cancelling the Games would be "unthinkable".

The superbug reportedly contains a gene called mcr-1 that confers resistance to colistin

US reports case of antibiotic-resistant superbug

27 May US health officials have reported the first case in the country of a patient with an infection resistant to all known antibiotics, and expressed grave concern that the superbug could pose serious danger for routine infections if it spreads.

The agreement provides for the filling of 144 staff nurse jobs

HSE says vacant ED nursing posts will be filled

23 May The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has said it has received confirmation from the Health Service Executive that all vacant nursing posts in emergency departments will be filled.

The parents protested outside HSE offices in the town

Parents march in Tullamore over autism supports

19 May Over 100 parents of children with autism in Laois and Offaly have marched in Tullamore in protest over the lack of professional support services and a back log for treatment in the two counties.

The bakery said there is no risk to consumers who may have already consumed the product

Brennans Bakeries in product recall

18 May Brennans Bakeries has issued a recall of the Brennans Family Pan 800g (Best Before Date 20 May 2016) Code 18, which may contain small pieces of laminated paper.

The review says there is scope to improve ambulance response times

Target time for ambulances not achievable - NAS

17 May The National Ambulance Service capacity review has said the service cannot possibly achieve the HIQA prescribed target of dealing with 80% of life-threatening and potentially life-threatening calls within eight minutes.