Dr Martin Feeley’s view that coronavirus is ‘much less severe’ than the flu for most people and that restrictions were no longer justified caused a furore.

A senior Health Service Executive (HSE) doctor has resigned just days after criticising “draconian” anti-Covid-19 restrictions. Dr Martin Feeley’s vi(...)

Valerie Moore, from Oakdale nursing home in Portarlington, has  written to the HSE seeking help.

Staff shortages in a Co Laois nursing home are increasing the “risk of harming our residents”, the general manager of the centre has said. Valerie Mo(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: No specific guidelines were issued for the nursing home sector and weeks went by with no top-level engagement between the Department of Health and private home operators. Photograph: Alan Betson

Why were we not better prepared? Covid-19 hits older people hardest. From early March, when major outbreaks of the disease occurred in nursing homes (...)

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan and Prof Philip Nolan: ‘We may have reached a plateau’ but there remains ‘a delicate balance’ between suppression of the disease and the risk of it spiking again. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The number of new cases of Covid-19 has plateaued and should start to fall shortly, according to research provided to the National Public Health Emerg(...)

Danny Delaney who died at St Fintan’s Hospital Portlaoise. Photo: Laois Today

Danny Delaney, Theresa Sherlock and Ger O’Neill. Those are the names of some of the men and women who lost their lives at a hospital in Laois ove(...)

Patient advocate Mark Molloy  said he felt ‘let down’ by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Opposition parties have criticised Government under-funding of the national maternity strategy, in the wake of the resignation of patient advocate Mar(...)

Mark Molloy, who has stepped down from the HSE board after only seven months, has with his wife Róisín campaigned for greater accountability in the health service for many years. Photograph: Eric Luke

Patients are the reason the health service exists, so the resignation of a patient advocate from the board of the Health Service Executive (HSE) is an(...)

Patient advocate Mark Molloy, pictured with his wife Roisin, said he feels ‘let down’ by Minister for Health Simon Harris and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar over the under-funding of the national maternity strategy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

One of two patient advocates on the board of the Health Service Executive (HSE) has resigned after only six months in protest at the “tokenistic” trea(...)

Abortion was legalised in Ireland on January 1st this year followed a referendum that replaced the Eighth  Amendment. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Dr Aoife Mullally, an obstetrician at the Coombe hospital in Dublin, has been appointed HSE clinical lead for abortion, a year after the service was i(...)

Paul Reid, director general HSE. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Health Service Executive is seeking to recruit a clinical lead for abortion, nine months after the service was introduced. The person appointed w(...)

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