Ciaran Devane

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HSE chairman Ciarán Devane  satisfied he has the power to remove senior managers in the organisation.

New chairman of the Health Service Executive Ciarán Devane has warned the health service has to stop “surprising” the Government with massive overspen(...)

Fianna Fáil health spokesman Stephen Donnelly put forward the amendment.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Simon Harris is to consider appointing a person with clinical expertise to the new board of the HSE, which would be a significant (...)

The Government last autumn appointed Ciarán Devane, chief executive of the British Council, to chair the HSE board.

The Government may have to change the composition of the planned new board of the HSE, even though it has already appointed the members. Fianna Fail (...)

“The nurses are wrong to link their pay issues with the national children’s hospital overrun – one is a massive one-off, the other an ongoing bill.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

There are symptoms – and then there is the underlying disease. This week we have seen the nurses extending their strike action, a big protest by famil(...)

Ciarán Devane, the new chairman of the Health Service Executive. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

The new chairman of the Health Service Executive has warned of the dangers of poorly directed spending on healthcare “bankrupting” the country. Ciará(...)

Dubliner Fergus Linehan, director of the Edinburgh International Festival. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Rachel O’Riordan from Cork is just about to take up the job of artistic director of one of London’s major theatres, the Lyric Hammersmith, having prev(...)

Two patient advocates and former Barnardos chief executive Fergus Finlay are among eight people appointed to the board of the HSE. Photograph: Sara Freund / The Irish Times

Two patient advocates and former Barnardos chief executive Fergus Finlay are among eight people appointed to the board of the HSE by Minister for Heal(...)

Sinn Féin health spokeswoman Louise O’Reilly TD said the nine-member HSE board should not have appointees who have conflicts such as ‘stakes in private hospitals or video medicine systems’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

The Government has been warned to ensure there is no conflict of interest among members of the board of the HSE when it is re-established, six years a(...)

 Tony O’Brien stepped down as HSE chief executive early last May at the height of the CervicalCheck controversy.

The Government may be prepared to pay a salary of about €300,000 as it seeks to find a chief executive to run the Health Service Executive . The post(...)

Ciaran Devane:  he spoke of “the over-exuberance of the Celtic Tiger” and admiring “many of the decisions made around the recovery”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The new chairman designate of the HSE board has said the job of a leader “is to make it easy for other people to do their jobs”. Ciaran Devane was on(...)

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