The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has said that Irish children should also be immunised

Call for introduction of Meningitis B vaccine

29 Mar A call for the introduction of a Meningitis B vaccine has been issued after authorities in Britain and Northern Ireland announced that they would introduce an immunisation programme there.

The nurse is alleged to have administered the wrong dosage of a psychiatric drug

Nurse faces allegations of professional misconduct

26 Mar A Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland fitness-to-practise inquiry into allegations that a nurse administered a double dose of a psychiatric drug and in another case, recorded medical notes in the wrong patient file has begun.

A consultant at James Connolly Hospital has taken his case under the Payment of Wages Act

Consultant says HSE did not honour pay deal

25 Mar A hospital consultant has taken a case to the Employment Appeals Tribunal seeking payments he alleges are due because the HSE reneged on the pay terms of the new consultants' contract agreed in 2008.

HIQA says children deemed to have a high level of need were placed at significant risk by the failure to allocate a social worker to them

HIQA review finds children significantly at risk

24 Mar A review of child protection and welfare services in Co Cork by the Health Information and Quality Authority has found that children there were at significant risk as a result of failures by the Child and Family Agency.

The hospital was criticised for 'dilly-dallying' over an internal inquiry

Doctor cannot be compelled to attend inquest

24 Mar The family of a 33-year-old Athlone woman who died only hours after she left the emergency department in Porticuncula Hospital have been told by a coroner that he cannot summons or order the doctor who treated her to give evidence because he has left the country.

The HSE report says the hospital is deemed to be non-compliant with Government pay policy

HSE to consider penalty for Holles Street

24 Mar A HSE official has told the Oireachtas Health Committee that a financial penalty or withholding of income from the National Maternity Hospital would be considered, after a HSE report found it was not compliant with Government pay policy.

The HSE is due to appear before the PAC on 2 April

PAC demands details of HSE consultant cost

22 Mar The Dáil Public Accounts Committee is demanding answers from the Health Service Executive over the cost and the selection of outside consultants to carry out investigations.

People who take out private health insurance for the first time after the age of 34 will face a loading of 2% a year after 30 April

Authority moves to correct health insurance error

18 Mar The Health Insurance Authority has moved to correct a mistake it made today suggesting that people covered under a health insurance policy, paid by their partner, could face loadings if their partner died.

The study tracked the development of nearly 3,500 newborns over 30 years

Breastfeeding linked to higher IQ - study

18 Mar Breastfed babies are not only healthier, they achieve higher intelligence scores and earnings in adulthood, according to a study that tracked the development of 3,500 newborns over 30 years.