The chairman of PAC John McGuinness: he said the HSE was a business and if he was a shareholder, he would say it was not fit for purpose. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Cost-saving drives in the health service are expected to intensify in the weeks ahead as the Department of Health estimates that the HSE’s financial d(...)

In a letter sent to members of the hepatitis C support group, Positive Action last week, its chairwoman Antoinette Fitz- gerald said it had been a “very difficult couple of months” for the organisation as it “has had to operate with very limited funding because the HSE and Positive Action are not yet in a position to agree any further funding”.

In a letter sent to members of the hepatitis C support group, Positive Action last week, its chairwoman Antoinette Fitz- gerald said it had been a “ve(...)