Tony O’Brien’s LinkedIn page said he was “director, clinical strategy and programmes, HSE from May 2011 to March 2012”. It was then changed to say that he was as director of clinical strategy and programmes from May 2011 to September 2011, not March 2012 (right).

HSE director general Tony O’Brien’s LinkedIn profile has been changed, just hours before a high-profile appearance before the Oireachtas health commit(...)

From left: Ollie Kelly, Amy Delahunt, Roisin Molloy and Mark Molloy appearing at the Oireachtas health committee. 3:30

Families who lost babies at Portlaoise hospital have called on Minister for Health Leo Varadkar to investigate all levels of HSE management in relatio(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar during a visit to Portlaoise hospital last week. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

More than a week after the publication of a highly critical report on maternity services at Portlaoise hospital, there has been much outpouring of (...)

Former Coombe master Dr Chris Fitzpatrick confirmed a report was sent to the HSE and the Department of Health ‘at the highest level’ under the auspices of the HSE’s clinical programme in obstetrics. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Senior managers in the HSE and Department of Health were alerted to “critical clinical risks” at Portlaoise hospital four years ago, but failed to res(...)

Prof Brian MacCraith, president of DCU: a group chaired by him has made a series of recommendations for improving medical training and working conditions which are  being implemented. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh / The Irish Times

Young Irish doctors and nurses are emigrating because of difficult working conditions, poor training and career opportunities, rather than for financi(...)

The rate of baby deaths in smaller maternity units in the State is in line with national averages and compares well internationally, according to the (...)

The study said 1,148 deaths of adults in the Republic aged over 30 years were attributable to air-pollution particles in 2011. Photograph: Getty Images

More than 1,140 adults in the Republic died as a result of air pollution caused by residential fuel-burning in 2011, a new North-South study has estim(...)

Cavan General Hospital: despite four infant deaths in 30 months and concerns raised about the slow progress of investigations, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said a review of all deaths at the unit was not warranted ‘at this stage’. Photograph: Colm Connaughton

Cavan General Hospital, where a baby died during childbirth on Tuesday, is still investigating three earlier infant deaths that occurred up to thre(...)

Hiqa chief executive Phelim Quinn has called on Minister for Health Leo Varadkar to establish an oversight committee in the Department of Health to ensure the recommendations in the report on Portlaoise hospital are implemented. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 2:32

Political commitment is vital to ensure the recommendations in the report on Portlaoise hospital are implemented and improvements made to the safety o(...)

Former minister for health James Reilly said last May he would instruct the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) to review maternity services at the hospital. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

An investigation is under way into a fourth baby death in the space of 30 months in one of the country’s smaller maternity units.The investigation has(...)