Savita Halappanavar, whose death lead to calls for a new maternity strategy. Obstetricians have queried the presence of two women who lost children at Portlaoise hospital in a steering group for developing this strategy.

Obstetricians have questioned the presence on a national maternity steering group of two women who lost babies at Portlaoise hospital.One member of t(...)

Cyclists take part in the Mallorca 312, a long-distance circumnavigation of the island by bike. Photographs: Mallorca312.com

‘This,” says one of my lycra-clad colleagues, “is what cycling is made for.” He waves a gloved hand in the direction of the sky (perfect blue), the(...)

 Eddie Kelly, Carlingford, Co Lough, who received a new heart in an operation at the Mater hospital, Dublin,  in  September 1985, leaving the hospital with his wife Eileen and the nurses in charge of the Intensive care unit (from left): Sr Ursula Bullen, Cork, Sr Mary Bridget and Sr Pat O’Leary. Photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has marked the 30th anniversary of the first heart transplant in Ireland by calling for a major “cultural shift” to(...)

Chairman Justice Alan Mahon has ruled all documents other than specified “relevant material” be returned to the person who provided them or their lawyers. Photograph: The Irish Times

The secrets of the long-running planning tribunal are set to die with it rather than being pored over in the National Archives by future generations o(...)

Tony O’Brien said the HSE bid for €22 million to fund initiatives,  but got nothing. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Health Service Executive received none of the funding it sought from the Government to develop services in the Midland Regional Hospital at the t(...)

 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(...)

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(...)