HSE director general Tony O’Brien told his human resources department he was concerned the risks of publishing the report at the time outweighed the benefits. Photograph:  David Sleator.

The introduction of a new human resource strategy for the HSE’s 100,000 health service staff has been delayed, in part, by concerns in the Department(...)

HSE  director general Tony O’Brien said that about €1.4 billion in additional funding would be required to maintain the existing levels of service

The HSE is seeking Government to provide an additional €84.5 million for hospitals next year and to recruit over 1,800 additional staff. It is also (...)

HSE director general Tony O’Brien: appointed a three-person investigation team comprising experts from the UK to examine management and clinical failures at Portlaoise hospital. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Patient dissatisfaction with the health service has soared, with almost 20,000 complaints made about the Health Service Executive or voluntary hospita(...)

The HSE was given seven years after the introduction of Hiqa regulations to bring units up to compliance. That deadline expires this year. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

It has been known for some time that significant State investment would be required if the country’s 119 public residential care facilities were to ac(...)

HSE director general Tony O’Brien. St Vincent’s Healthcare Group has threatened a ‘legal battle’ with the health executive if more than 100 consultants are prevented from doing private work. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The board of St Vincent’s Healthcare Group, which runs two of Dublin’s main hospitals, has threatened a “legal battle” with the HSE if more than 100(...)

 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: “Clearly relations between the HSE and St Vincent’s are not in a good place. There does need to be more dialogue between the two and for necessary information to be made available to the HSE.” File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The dispute between between the Health Service Executive and the St Vincent’s Healthcare Group, which runs two of Dublin’s main public hospitals, is d(...)

The group that runs St Vincent’s hospital   has clashed with the HSE. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The ongoing row involving the Health Service Executive and the St Vincent’s Healthcare Group stems in part from tensions between the traditional volun(...)

HSE chief Tony O Brien: Took the decision on foot of “specific allegations” received concerning the broader group which operates the publicly-funded St Vincent’s and St Michael’s hospitals in Dublin and the associated St Vincent’s Private Hospital. Photograph: The Irish Times

The HSE is to commission external forensic auditors to review financial arrangements within the St Vincent’s Healthcare Group. It said its director g(...)

 Tony O’Brien, director general of the HSE, leaving the Dáil following the  Oireachtas health committee. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

HSE director general Tony O’Brien is to meet RTÉ director general Noel Curran over allegations the HSE tried to suppress last year’s Prime Time progr(...)

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(...)