Brian Turner

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The research commissioned by the Health Insurance Authority  provides a benchmarking comparison of the Irish healthcare system against those in Australia, Belgium, Germany and the UK. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish patients are still paying the price for swingeing health cuts rolled out in the late 1980s, according to the author of a comparative study of he(...)

The Government needs to commit funding to ensure the success of Sláintecare Social Democrat co-leader Roisín Shortall has said. Ms Shortall was cha(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris. UCC health economist Dr Brian Turner says: “We have a particular problem in Ireland with waiting lists.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Michael O’Keeffe, consultant ophthalmologist, Mater hospital, Dublin We have a completely dysfunctional health system where nothing works. It’s ine(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Talk of reorganising the provision of medical care in Ireland is as old as the health service itself, and has certainly been around longer than the HS(...)

Donal Skehan ... back in Ireland for a few months, but  heading to London this weekend to present ‘Saturday Kitchen’ on BBC television

‘Irish Times’ food writer Donal Skehan is presenting Saturday Kitchen on BBC One television this weekend (10am-11.30am). Former anchor presenter Jame(...)

Minister for Health Dr James Reilly. Photograph: The Irish Times

The rift between Minister for Health Dr James Reilly and Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin over universal health insurance as deta(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: says there is a “sense of drift” in the health service, with staff demoralised, at the “end of their tether” and afraid to speak out

More than one million people who have neither medical cards nor private health insurance will be forced to pay large premiums under the Government’s p(...)