Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin: said much would depend on the terms of reference presented to the Dáil in the autumn

The appointment of Judge Yvonne Murphy as chairwoman of the forthcoming commission of inquiry into mother-and-baby homes has been questioned in the D(...)

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has called on the Government to commit to an annual allocation of €35 million for the development of community mental health teams and to properly resource mental health services. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

MARIE O’HALLORAN The State’s treatment of some sectors of society is damaging their mental health, the Dáil has heard.Sinn Féin health spokesman Caoim(...)

 Jonathan Irwin  of the Jack and Jill Foundation:  “Credit where credit is due. I am glad to see the HSE being given the political and financial support via €13 million in additional funding to cover the cost of returning the medical cards”

The Government’s decision to return discretionary medical cards taken from 15,300 people with serious medical conditions has been widely welcomed.The(...)

Hugh McElvaney (FG), Ciara McPhillips (FG) and newcomer Eugene Bannigan (FG) celebrating yesterday in the Ballybay-Clones electoral area which will complete the shape of Monaghan. Photograph: Philip Fitzpatrick

Fine Gael defied recent local election trends when it took three of the six seats in the rerun of the election to the Ballybay-Clones electoral are(...)

Caoimhghin Ó Caoláin: raised the issue because “another tragic outcome has presented at Cavan General Hospital in the past fortnight”. He said all expect
ant mothers, in particular in the catchment area of Cavan and Monaghan, were concerned to know what 
 happened

A final report on the investigation into the circumstances of the death of a baby born at Cavan General Hospital in November 2012 will be will be subm(...)

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has called for a reversal of the cuts in discretionary medical cards. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Calls have been renewed in the Dáil for a reversal of the cuts in discretionary medical cards in the Health Service Executive 2014 service plan.Sinn F(...)

Workers install water meters outside houses in Fortlawn Estate near Blanchardstown, west Dublin, earlier this year. Picture Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin. Workers install water meters outside houses in Fortlawn Estate near Blanchardstown, west Dublin, earlier this year. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin.

Three out of four households will still not be metered when water charges are introduced in October, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore ha(...)

Workers install water meters outside houses in Fortlawn Estate near Blanchardstown, west Dublin, earlier this year. Picture Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin. Workers install water meters outside houses in Fortlawn Estate near Blanchardstown, west Dublin, earlier this year. Picture Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin.

Three out of four households will not be metered when water is charged for next October, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said. “We need to hav(...)

Alex White, Minister of State for Primary Care: following months of disagreement over what could be covered in negotiations, Mr White is now proposing “talks about talks” on how engagement might proceed. .Photograph: Alan Betson

Family doctors risk losing their existing under-six medical card patients if they fail to sign up to the Government’s plan to extend GP care to(...)

File photograph of Sinn Féin’s Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Sinn Féin health spokesman Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has spoken of his personal experience with the ambulance service when suffering a heart attack (...)