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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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Claire Malone believes the legal restrictions on abortion put her life at risk. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A Co Wexford woman who believed her pregnancy could kill her due to her existing health conditions was unable to have a termination after doctors judg(...)

An American policeman wears a ‘Flu Mask’ to protect himself from the outbreak of Spanish flu following the first World War. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

When a major new epidemic of disease appeared in east Ulster and north Leinster in the early summer of 1918, Irish newspapers initially flagged it as (...)

The highest number of delays was in Dublin’s Mater hospital where some 1,405 people over 75 had to wait more than 24 hours for admission between January and March. File photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Nearly 15,000 people over the age of 75 were forced to wait more than 24 hours to be seen in emergency departments in the first three months of 2018, (...)

University Hospital Waterford. File photograph: Google Street View.

The lack of a 24/7 catherisation laboratory at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) had no impact on the survival chances of a farmer who died while be(...)

Despite suffering three heart attacks, Una McDermott had to wait 19 hours for treatment until University Hospital Waterford’s cardiac unit opened on a Monday morning. She died three weeks later.

A Waterford woman who suffered three heart attacks had to wait 19 hours for an emergency operation because of the lack of cardiac services in the city(...)

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