Staff are in the second week of a work-to-rule at Limerick Hospital

LRC talks over consultant's pay break down

30 Jul Industrial action at Limerick group of hospitals over a management consultant earning €250,000 is set to continue, after talks at the Labour Relations Commission broke down today.

The court heard the best option would be to allow for the child to be cared for at home

Court reserves judgment on resuscitating baby

29 Jul The High Court has reserved its judgment in an application by the Health Service Executive to allow doctors not to resuscitate a terminally ill nine-month-old baby if her condition deteriorates.

Report from major non-compliance in Swinford centre

Gardaí investigating death at HSE-run care centre

25 Jul Gardaí have confirmed that they are investigating the sudden death in late 2012 of Francis Loughney, who became ill while being cared for as a long-term resident of Áras Attracta in Swinford in Co Mayo.

UN human rights panel critical of Ireland's 'restrictive' abortion laws

UN critical of Ireland's abortion laws

24 Jul A United Nations human rights panel has told Ireland it should revise its highly restrictive abortion laws and said that allegations of abuse of women and children at Catholic-run homes must be better investigated.

New research suggests having an epidural during labour may affect levels of post-partum depression

Epidural 'may cut depression risk'

23 Jul Mothers-to-be who use pain relief during childbirth may have a lower risk of depression after their babies are born, a leading psychiatrist has said.

Under Obamacare employers must provide health insurance policies that cover contraception

Opt-out choice for Obamacare contraception cover

23 Jul The Obama administration is developing a method for religious organisations opposed to contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act to opt out of providing the coverage in their health plans without filling out a form.

The HSE said all future appointees would be paid within Department of Health pay scales

HSE seeks to protect higher pay for some managers

22 Jul The HSE has said it will seek formal approval from the Department of Health to protect higher pay arrangements for some senior health managers in Section 38 agencies, which are above public pay policy.

James Reilly said there were elements of public health which specifically affect children

Department heads to discuss health changes

17 Jul The Secretaries General of the Department of Health and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs are to meet to discuss the most appropriate parts of public health to move to the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

34 medicines could be sold through pharmacies for the first time without prescription

More medicines may be available over the counter

17 Jul The Health Products Regulatory Authority has said there are 12 active substances contained in medicines currently classified as prescription-only that could be safely made available for over-the-counter sale.