George Redmond outside the Flood  tribunal in 1999. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

He disputed planning tribunal findings that he was corrupt and used another case to challenge them

George Redmond outside the planning tribunal in Dublin Castle in 1999.

Tribunal ran from 1997 to 2012 and is expected to cost at least €170m

Some 65 short-stay beds will be provided in the former Mount Carmel hospital in south Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

New plan will see €40 million savings from cuts in agency staff and overtime

The incidence of lung cancer is falling among men but rising among women, reflecting changing smoking patterns from decades earlier, a newly published review of 20 years of treating cancer indicates. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

National Cancer Registry finds deaths from disease dropped consistently in last 20 years

Leigh Gath: in 2012 she was one of a group of campaigners who forced a Government climbdown on disability cuts after camping out in front of the Dáil overnight
Profile: Leigh Gath

Leigh Gath to liaise with whistleblowers concerned about services for vulnerable users

Leigh Gath, who describes herself as a disability activist and Thalidomide survivor, will act as a confidential recipient for whistleblowers, staff and residents, in relation to allegations of abuse in HSE-funded services for vulnerable people. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Kathleen Lynch announces creation of body, separate to Hiqa, to examine care centres

Minister of State with responsibility for Primary and Social Care Kathleen Lynch: will address national summit for disabilities at which measures to tackle alleged abuse at Áras Attracta will be outlined.    Photograph: Alan Betson

HSE to wait until Garda completes investigation into alleged mistreatment of patients

One out of every six beds in Beaumont Hospital  is occupied by patients, mostly elderly, who are fit to be discharged but cannot be because of a lack of nursing home facilities or because care cannot be provided at home. File photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Delayed discharges clogging up system for years - but solution still has not been found

People have been asked to avoid Beaumont Hospital’s emergency department and potential patients have been urged to visit their GPs for treatment instead of arriving at the hospital. File photograph: Getty Images

Patients spending up to 70 hours on trolleys in emergency department, claims INMO

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