HSE director general Tony O’Brien promise to take “whatever action is appropriate” once he has had the chance to read the report in full. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

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Hiqa chief executive Phelim Quinn speaking at the publication of the Patient Safety Investigation Report into services at Portlaoise. Behind him are Prof James Walker and Mary Dunnion. Photograph: Dave Meehan.

The problems with Portlaoise hospital are not confined to its maternity unit, and the problems with maternity services are not confined to the midlan(...)

Win Butler, lead singer with Arcade Fire, has agreed to back a new charity coffee from Haiti having been persuaded by Kerryman Conor Murphy to back the venture

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Minister for Health James Reilly: has approved the  team of six experts to carry out the investigation. Photograph: Alan Betson.

Three British experts and a retired consultant from Northern Ireland are among the six-person group appointed to investigate t(...)