In the wake of this controversy, politicians from across the political divide might reflect on what is required to remedy the problem. File photograph: Getty Images

Vicky Phelan, Emma Mhic Mhathúna and Stephen Teap (husband of Irene) have consistently called for management and political accountability for the heal(...)

Tony O’Brien, HSE director general: US role would earn him an “annual cash retainer” of $50,000, additional cash fees of $15,000 and initial share-buying options worth $180,000 vesting over a three-year period with further annual options of $90,000.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Department of Health was informed in January by Health Service Executive director general Tony O’Brien that his membership of a board of a US comp(...)

Government Ministers are not ruling out the possibility of director general of the Health Service Executive Tony O’Brien leaving his position earlier (...)

HSE director general Tony O’Brien with Minister for Health Simon Harris. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

HSE director general Tony O’Brien is to take a temporary leave of absence from the board of a US company he joined earlier this year. The Irish Times(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris met Opposition spokespersons on health yesterday to discuss the shape and the scope of an inquiry into the delayed diagnosis issue. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government will establish a non-statutory inquiry to provide immediate answers to the CervicalCheck controversy before deciding if a commission of(...)

Tony O’Brien, director-general of the HSE, arriving  for a meeting of the Joint Committee on Health, on issues  surrounding the CervicalCheck Programme, at Leinster House on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended his relationship with the chairman of the Mater Hospital, who chairs the board of a US firm that HSE director-gene(...)

HSE director general  Tony O’Brien arriving at Leinster House on Wednesday ahead of  a hearing of the Oireachtas  Committee on Health. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The contract of HSE director general Tony O’Brien allows him to serve on boards if there is no conflict of interest and he has ministerial consent, Ta(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaking in the Dáil on Wednesday. Image: Oireachtas TV screengrab.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed that women whose cancer diagnosis was delayed will be offered redress. He made the comment in the Dáil on Wendes(...)

HSE director general Tony O’Brien became a board member  Evofem Biosciences on January 17th, almost two months before he publicly announced he would be leaving the HSE in August. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister for Health Simon Harris gave written consent to HSE director general Tony O’Brien to take up a lucrative role at a US contraceptive manufactu(...)

Tony O Brien, HSE director general: will receive fees totalling $65,000 (€54,000) a year from his work for San Diego-based Evofem Biosciences, a female contraceptive manufacturer. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

HSE director general Tony O’Brien is in line to receive substantial fees and share options this year from his role on the board of a publicly quoted (...)