Richard O’Callaghan had surgery aged 19 for curvature of the spine at the Blackrock Clinic, the court heard. Photograph: The Irish Times

A man who alleged he was paralysed for two years as a result of the way a complex spinal surgery was carried out may be facing a substantial l(...)

 Denis O’Brien:  was rumoured two weeks ago to have been an under-bidder for a debt associated with the Blackrock Clinic in south Dublin, but this has not been confirmed. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Billionaire Denis O’Brien has taken control of the Beacon Private Hospital in Sandyford in Dublin. The(...)

Project Stone includes borrowings held by Denis O’Brien, pictured, and Mr McFadden along with loans connected with the Blackrock Clinic. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The special liquidators of Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) are likely to conclude the sale of a €9.3 billion portfolio of loans, including(...)

Reform Alliance members Lucinda Creighton and Billy Timmins. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

The Reform Alliance has not discussed becoming a political party but hopes that ideas arising from its first conference can contribute to debates in t(...)

Health insurance: more than 500,000 people will be renewing their cover in the weeks ahead. Illustration: Thinkstock

Why is health insurance back in the news?It is rarely out of the headlines, and it is not hard to see why. More than 500,000 people will be renewing t(...)

The Hermitage Clinic, which is  co-owned by Larry Goodman (above) and developer Seán Mulryan, last year increased its pretax profit by 4 per cent to €2.66 million. Photograph: Alan Betson

Pretax profits at a private hospital co-owned by Larry Goodman and developer Seán Mulryan last year increased by 4 per cent to €2.66 million.Accounts (...)

I was on holiday in France in 2008 with my family. I was feeling really tired all the time, drinking a lot of liquids and sweating a lot. I was also g(...)

The court was told last month that former Anglo chief executive David Drumm, who moved to the US after resigning from Anglo in 2008, is willing to testify on Mr Flynn’s behalf
 about the overcharging

Anglo Irish Bank and its successor Irish Bank Resolution Corporation overcharged customers by an estimated $1.6 billion (€1.2 billion) and continued t(...)

Kitty English: ‘What I really feel now at 86 is that once you’re up and out and have your senses about you, that’s the main thing.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

I grew up in the countryside in Cork and later in Tipperary. I married a Tipperary farmer at 26 and we had six children but one of my sons died at the(...)

A hearse carrying the remains of poet Seamus Heaney arrives at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Donnybrook. Photograph: Dave Meehan.

Hundreds of people gathered to pay their respects to the late Nobel poet laureate Seamus Heaney and his family as his remains were removed to the Chur(...)

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