The scheme is expected to cost €18-€20m a year

Free GP care for over 70s in operation

09.12 The provision of free GP care for those aged over 70 starts today and applies to more than 35,000 people who do not currently have a medical card or a GP visit card.

Malaria killed an estimated 584,000 people in 2013

World's first malaria vaccine gets green light

24 Jul The world's first malaria vaccine has been given a green light from European drugs regulators who recommended it should be licensed for use in babies in Africa at risk of the mosquito-borne disease.

Dr Peter McKenna prepared an expert report in May and July of this year on the allegations of poor professional performance against Dr Peter Van Geene

Expert says hysterectomy was wrong operation

24 Jul An expert witness has told a Medical Council inquiry that a hysterectomy was the wrong operation for a patient and was an inexplicable decision by Aut Even Hospital consultant, Dr Peter Van Geene.

Today's report is HIQA's ninth in five years on St Joseph's Community Hospital in Millstreet

Co Cork nursing home strongly criticised by HIQA

24 Jul A Health Service Executive-run nursing home in Co Cork has been strongly criticised by HIQA for lacking adequate sanitary facilities and for staff shortages especially in the evenings and at night.