Laura Magahy. In the early 1990s, as one of the the youngest ever heads of a semi-State body she oversaw the redevelopment of Temple Bar in Dublin. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Announcing Laura Magahy’s appointment as executive director of the Sláintecare health reform project this week, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar described her a(...)

Ryanair will cancel up to 30 flights from the Republic to the UK tomorrow, hitting about 5,000 passengers, as a result of its the first planned strike by its Irish-based pilots.

The cost of doing business will be an ongoing theme today. First up is a report, compiled by the Oireachtas Business Committee, which claims Irish bus(...)

The Dáil Public Accounts Committee is chaired by Fianna Fáil TD Seán Fleming. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will be highly critical of the revaluation of commercial rates businesses have to pay to local authorities in(...)

HSE director general John Connaghan told the PAC it had recorded a revenue deficit last year of nearly €140 million. Photograph: PA

The health service is facing a significant financial challenge in the current year, the secretary general of the Department of Health has told the Dái(...)

HSE director general John Connaghan before the Public Accounts Committee. Screengrab: Oireachtas.ie

The number of legal cases initiated against the National Screening Service by women claiming their cervical cancer was misdiagnosed has increased to 3(...)

The cervical cancer test controversy arose last month after Limerick woman Vicky Phelan settled her action against a US laboratory. File photograph: Getty Images

The State Claims Agency (SCA) has insisted it was told by the HSE’s CervicalCheck programme that all women had been informed of the outcomes of cervic(...)

Emma Mhic Mhathúna: “I am terminally ill, and I need the money now, to set things up for my children. I can’t afford to be waiting around.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Emma Mhic Mhathúna, one of the women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy, is planning to file High Court proceedings today over the 2013 smear t(...)

Former Garda commissioner  Martin Callinan is giving evidence to the  Charleton tribunal in Dublin Castle on Monday.  Photograph: Collins

The former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has said three previous witnesses before the Charleton tribunal were wrong in their evidence about what (...)

Former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan arrives in Dublin Castle on Friday to give evidence to the Charleton tribunal. Photograph: Collins

The former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan has disputed a claim from an RTÉ journalist that he said Sgt Maurice McCabe was a “troubled individual” (...)

Fine Gael TD Kate O’Connell told health officials: “In the world of science, we like to separate fact and feelings.” Photograph: Eric Luke

More shock, more indignation, more disbelief – another day, another Oireachtas committee hearing into missed smear tests that should have flagged canc(...)

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