HSE director-general Tony O’Brien: the Health Service Executive says it has received no funding from Government to meet costs of pay rises and  pay deals. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The HSE has warned the Government it is facing a projected €300 million financial deficit this year. The Department of Health has told the HSE the f(...)

The State’s hospitals are expected to overspend by €80m this year

The Department of Health is deeply unhappy that the Health Service Executive’s spending is already €300 million ahead of budget. The HSE insists much (...)

 Brother Donatus Forkan, the provincial of St John of God, at the organisation’s base in Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The St John of God order, which has been embroiled in controversy over the millions in undisclosed payments it gave to its executives, has not ruled o(...)

Key parts of the Charities Act are still not in place, although the Minister belatedly promised to activate them by September in the wake of Console

As the dust settles on the Console fiasco, one issue has been thrown into sharp relief – the absolute powerlessness of the Charities Regulator. The f(...)

Clare Dempsey, chief executive of St John of God Community Services, John Pepper, group chief executive and Brother Donatus Forkan, provincial. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

St John of God played the openness and transparency cards yesterday in response to revelations it made large and secret top-ups to senior executives t(...)