Billy Kelleher

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Tánaiste Simon Coveney said politicians should not make the decision about the location of Cork’s new hospital.

The location of a new €260 million acute hospital for Cork announced in the €116 billion National Development Plan should be left to health planners r(...)

South Tipperary General Hospital in Clonmel: almost one-third of consultant staff there were not on the specialist register.

Shortly before 9pm on Tuesday the Department of Health sent TDs and Senators a series of documents which set out answers to questions submitted in adv(...)

More than 10 per cent of the population  sits on the outpatient waiting list.   Photograph: Frank Miller

The number of outpatients awaiting hospital consultations reached a new high last month of 502,482. It was only the second set of monthly figures re(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris: has said patients should be informed by the HSE if consultants providing them care in public hospitals did not have specialist training and were not on the register of specialists.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Doctors working in consultant posts who are not on the Medical Council’s register of specialists may have to wear identification in future which would(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: Fianna Fáil health spokesman Billy Kelleher says he  “must stop obfuscating and accept that it will be next to impossible to meet existing commitments based on Budget 2018 allocations”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil has said that questions now need to be asked about the financial sustainablility of the Health Service Executives plan for the health serv(...)

Billy Kelleher: supported by  colleagues Lisa Chambers TD and Senator Ned O’Sullivan, he tabled a motion recommending the committee propose terminations up to 12 weeks without restriction

“A step too far” – those are the words repeated by politicians opposing unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks into pregnancy. Taoiseach Leo (...)

Fianna Fáil’s Bobby Aylward with leader Micheál Martin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil TDs and Senators opposed to repealing the Eighth Amendment have been invited to a “coming together of like-minded people” on Tuesday. Car(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin outside Leinster House this week. Cork South West’s Margaret Murphy O’Mahony downplayed suggestions of rival groupings emerging but said the “mixed views” had to be heard. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Fianna Fáil TDs who are against changing Ireland’s abortion laws are demanding that their voices be heard in the referendum campaign as divisions open(...)

Kris Shekleton: ‘I am extremely disappointed and angered.’

Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin made a surprise announcement on Thursday that he would vote in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment and to allow aborti(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin’s  decision  to  support a vote to legalise abortion on request in the early months of pregnancy has prompted a huge reaction in the party. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin says he changed his stance on abortion having evaluated the evidence from the Oireachtas Committee on the Eight Amen(...)

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