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Judgments: Key cases in brief

A certificate is required to appeal a costs order to Supreme Court. Rowan vs Kerry County Council, IESC 99 (Supreme Court, Dunne J, McKechnie J, Decem(...)

HSE chief executive Tony O’Brien: had called for a major reform of the health service. Photograph: David Sleator

Fine Gael will commit to a major reform of health service funding in their general election manifesto. The party is to propose multi-annual budgeti(...)

 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar with Tony O’Brien, director general of the HSE, at St James’s Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin have again clashed at Cabinet over funding for the heal(...)

The HSE needed a €600m supplementary estimate this year after overrunning its budget. Photograph: Getty Images

Planned new health service initiatives could be put on hold and hospital building programmes might have to be deferred if the Health Service Executive(...)

HSE said the country’s public acute hospital system needed investment of more than €465 million next year. Photograph: Thinkstock

In its confidential submission to Government on its funding requirements for 2016, the Health Service Executive said the country’s public acute hospi(...)

Mr Justice Nial Fennelly. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Two commissions of inquiry will have cost the State €7.6 million by the end of 2016, the Department of Public Expenditure has said. Secret(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Two years after the controversy began over millions of euro in top-up payments being made to health service executives, the Department of Health and t(...)

The pay deal has been proposed by Kevin Foley of the Labour Court. Photograph: Eric Luke.

Almost 8,000 secretaries and caretakers in State-funded schools are set to receive pay increases of up to 10 per cent over the next four years under p(...)

ASTI general secretary Pat King has  predicted the next government, with a four- or five-year mandate, would feel confident enough to face down second level teachers - a move which could see closures of schools next autumn in the wake of strikes or lockouts. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Last week, as expected, members of the ASTI, voted strongly - albeit on a low turnout - to reject the Lansdowne Road agreement on public service pay. (...)

The new governor of the Central Bank of Ireland is Dr Philip Lane (46), Whately professor of political economy at Trinity College Dublin. (Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times)

The Government has nominated economist Prof Philip Lane to succeed Patrick Honohan as governor of the Central Bank. Prof Lane (46) is the Whately cha(...)