More than 260 people with haemophilia were infected with the virus from contaminated blood products

Call for early access to Hep C treatments

15 Sep The Irish Haemophilia Society has called for 350 seriously-ill people with the Hepatitis C virus to be given early access to new treatments that could save their lives.

Savita Halappanavar died in October 2012 at University Hospital Galway

Staff disciplined over Savita Halappanavar death

11 Sep The Health Service Executive has confirmed that disciplinary action has been taken against nine staff at University Hospital Galway following an investigation into the death of Savita Halappanavar at the hospital in October 2012.

The study found that the more cannabis consumed the greater the risks

Daily cannabis users risk health and achievement

10 Sep A new large scale study of cannabis use has found that those who consume the drug before the age of 17 are two thirds less likely to complete secondary school than those who never used the drug.

Enda Kenny said he is more interested in achieving Government policy

No decisions made on Budget - Kenny

09 Sep Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said no decision has been made about the upcoming Budget and the Government will make collective decisions about cuts and changes.

An ambulance carrying Ashya King left a hospital in Malaga this morning

Ashya King arrives in Prague for treatment

08 Sep Ashya King, the five-year-old cancer patient whose parents sparked an international hunt when they took him from hospital in Britain, arrived in Prague this morning for treatment after leaving Spain.

The minister wants to stabilise health insurance premiums, or at least reduce the rate of increase

Proposals on health insurance costs

08 Sep An easing of the Budget 2014 cap on tax relief for private health insurance is among a range of measures expected to be considered by the Government, to try to control rising private health insurance premiums.

Róisín Shortall had attended a meeting with the Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Minister for Health in July 2012

Taoiseach 'dismissed' Shortall concerns on health

07 Sep Former Minister of State at the Department of Health Roisin Shortall has said that the Taoiseach End Kenny had "dismissed" her concerns over Former minister for health James Reilly's reform proposals.