The committee will also be addressed by the Alliance for Insurance Reform, which says insurance costs are “crippling”

Lawyers are stymieing reforms of the insurance industry and the way the courts deal with compensation claims, an Oireachtas committee will be told on (...)

Dr Gabriel Scally:  ‘The media need to back off and stop the sensationalist and inaccurate stuff.’  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The public health doctor who investigated the CervicalCheck controversy has strongly criticised the Health Service Executive for failing to introduce (...)

Karen McEvoy, who died a week after giving birth in the Coombe hospital,  and  Barry Kelly. Neither Mr Kelly nor his solicitor, Niamh O’Brien, has been provided with an interim postmortem result, a death certificate or any of Ms McEvoy’s medical notes.

Partners and families left grieving after the death of a woman during or soon after childbirth must be given information about what happened as soon a(...)

Michael D’Arcy, Minister for Financial Services and Insurance and Jane Howard, CEO, Ulster Bank. Photograph:  Paul Sherwood

Financial firms fleeing Brexit cannot expect the Central Bank to do them any favours to fast-track approval to operate in Ireland, Minister of State f(...)

Following a hearing at the Oireachtas Health committee we now know the bill for the new national children’s hospital will be at least €1.7 billion. Photograph: Eric Luke

Following a hearing at the Oireachtas health committee last week, we now know the bill for the new national children’s hospital will be at least €1.7 (...)

Almost 4,000 incidents where equipment being used in the care of patients in Irish hospitals failed have been reported over a three-year period. File photograph: Getty Images

Almost 4,000 incidents where equipment being used in the care of patients in Irish hospitals failed have been reported over a three-year period. Thes(...)

The High Court heard there  is a “significant absence” of records concerning Amy and none until she was aged 12.

A “defenceless” intellectually disabled orphaned girl was allegedly physically abused and severely neglected over years while living with a couple not(...)

By the end of 2017 the State Claims Agency estimated that its outstanding liability was €2.7 billion, about three-quarters of which related to claims against the health system. Photograph: iStock

There has been a growing trend for people to take legal cases when problems arise in the course of medical treatment. The scale of individual awards b(...)

Former CRH executive Maeve Carton is set to succeed   IAG chief Willie Walsh as chair of the State body responsible for the Republic’s national debt. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former CRH executive Maeve Carton is set to succeed International Airlines’ Group (IAG) chief Willie Walsh as chairwoman of the State body responsible(...)

Motorists will ultimately have to pay a levy to meet the cost of claims for Setanta Insurance, which was placed into liquidation in 2014.

The ruling on Monday in connection with Setanta Insurance by High Court President Mr Justice Peter Kelly was a significant step towards ending a legal(...)

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