Conor O’Kelly, chief executive NTMA: ‘We’ve got to hit the road to keep bond investors informed – otherwise they’d forget about us.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Conor O’Kelly, chief executive of the National Treasury Management Agency’s (NTMA), is under no illusions about his place in the €85 trillion-plus glo(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly. He said he wanted to see “implementation of integrated structural reforms to modernise and future-proof our health service”.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has signalled he wants to see significant improvement in services, the introduction of reforms and greater effic(...)

 Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly: received letter last week from 221+ group.   Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

A support group representing women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy has privately called on the Government to “do better” in addressing growi(...)

Comptroller’s report notes performance-related payments of €479,000 were awarded to 56 staff at Nama in 2019. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The State is facing an outstanding liability of more than €3.6 billion arising from personal injury and negligence cases, the report of the Comptrolle(...)

 Lorraine Walsh says even where cases have been finalised and substantial damages awarded, the pain of the women affected by the CervicalCheck scandal persists.

The death, a fortnight ago, of Ruth Morrissey, at the age of 39, created a lot of unrest among the other women whose lives have been affecte(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally: court-focused process “doesn’t lead to what patients and families really want, which is to know the truth, for someone to say sorry and ensure that it doesn’t happen to anyone else again”.  Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

The author of the State’s report into the CervicalCheck controversy has said there should be a mechanism to address the grievances of the women affect(...)

Earlier this week the State Claims Agency advised that specimens should not be accepted by private hospitals from medical specialists who had not signed up to the HSE’s proposed locum ‘Type A’ contract. Photograph: iStock

A controversial ban on private hospitals, now run by the State, from testing samples for potential cancers submitted by consultants who have not signe(...)

One consultant said he had been told that a planned urgent procedure on a patient with cancer had been cancelled. File image: Getty

Some private sector medical consultants have claimed they have been forced to stop carrying out procedures because the Government has withdrawn insura(...)

Many IHCA private consultants have expressed concern at the implications of this move on the continuity of care for their existing private patients. File photograph: Bloomberg

Hospital consultants who treat public patients in private hospitals that have been effectively taken into the public system as part of the Government’(...)

The chance of a blood donor having to be admitted to hospital overnight is  given as one in 26,113.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) is being sued by four donors who allege they were injured when giving blood. The donors, who have donated (...)

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