The Cabinet has approved a major shake-up of the structure of the Health Service Executive (HSE).
It will see it split back up into six regional health boards, as part of the implementation of SláinteCare.
The idea is to give more power and autonomy to individuals in the health service at a local level.
The Government has confirmed that it will oppose EU plans to end daylight savings clock changes.
The EU plans would have abolished the bi-annual clock change and allowed each member country to decide whether to remain in summer or winter time year-round.
When the plans were first announced, nearly 85% of Irish people indicated they were in favour of it.
Social media site Instagram is running a test on Irish users, that will see the number of 'likes' removed from photos.
The number of video views will also be hidden on profiles.
The Facebook-owned company says the test is so users focus on photos and videos shared, not how many likes they get.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as a public health emergency of international concern.
This followed a meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee in the DRC.
It cited recent developments in making its recommendation.
The European Commission has opened a formal investigation into possible anti-competitive behaviour of online retailer, Amazon.
It relates to whether Amazon's use of sensitive data, from independent retailers who sell on its marketplace, is in breach of EU competition rules.
The retailer has a dual role: it sells products on its website as a retailer, and it provides a marketplace where independent sellers can sell products directly to customers.
Main image: (Left to right): HSE CEO Paul Reid, Minister for Health Simon Harris and Executive Director of Slaintecare Laura Magahy at the announcement of the establishment of six regional health regions | Image: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie