A survey of 1,200 in-patients has highlighted problems with emergency department conditions and waiting times, a lack of information about hospital routines and tests and after care.
Minister for Health James Reilly has said he is annoyed by the cost of private health insurance and asked why insurance premiums are increasing all the time.
The lead author of what has been described as milestone stem cell research published last week has admitted mistakes were made in the rush to get the paper published.
Several organisations have said that there are defects in the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013.
The Oireachtas Health Committee has completed today's hearings on the Heads of Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill.
A new opinion poll shows a majority in favour of allowing abortion on grounds of suicide - though support has slipped over the past three months.
Medical Council President Kieran Murphy has told the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children that the council is seeking changes to the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has responded to views made on the abortion legislation by Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin.
A medical negligence conference in Dublin has heard that over 100,000 adverse events were reported by the HSE in the health system last year.
Scientists have claimed that a new medicine developed by researchers at Queen's University in Belfast could revolutionise the treatment of intensive care patients with lung disorders.
Two major health reports have been published on the future of smaller hospitals and re-organising the overall hospital system around six hospital groups.
Independent inspections of Ireland's residential services for children and adults with disabilities will commence later this year.
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has announced that she had a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of getting breast cancer.
The author of a new report on the health insurance market has said the principle of everyone paying the same regardless of their health is under threat.
Members of the Irish College of General Practitioners have voted to bring clarity to the issue of abortion based on medical guidelines.
World Health Organisation officials say it is likely a new coronavirus that has killed at least 18 people in the Middle East and Europe could be passed between humans.
Minister of State at the Department of Health Alex White has told a doctors' conference in Galway that the Government is committed to free GP care.
Minister for Health James Reilly was greeted with silence when he arrived at the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation conference in Letterkenny.
The official social services watchdog has criticised the HSE for failing to comply with child protection standards in counties Carlow and Kilkenny.
Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation President Claire Mahon has said there would be an appetite for strike action among nurses if the Government imposed pay cuts.