Jim Daly

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Michael Collins has a high profile from organising buses to take patients to Belfast for cataract operations. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Cork South-West (three seats) Current: 1FF, 1FG, 1 Ind Cork South-West is one of those constituencies where geography plays almost as important a ro(...)

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People receiving homecare support in the future face having to pay some of the costs themselves, under proposed new reforms to the sector to be presen(...)

No Government backbenchers attended a Dáil debate into the funding and staff shortage crisis in the disability sector. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

No Government backbenchers attended a Dáil debate into the funding and staff shortage crisis in the disability sector. Minister of State for Disabili(...)

The Age Friendly Ireland Programme aims to future-proof society for growth in the ageing population across all sectors. Photograph: iStock

Ireland is to be recognised as one of the best places in the world to grow old on Monday during a ceremony at Slane Castle in Co Meath. Representati(...)

 The health service has set up a 24/7 helpline run by the National Ambulance Service that will help direct people seeking mental health care to the most appropriate service.  Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

The health service has set up a 24/7 helpline run by the National Ambulance Service that will help direct people seeking mental health care to the mos(...)

A view of an  unused unit at the existing Central Mental Hospital in Dundrum, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Construction of the new Central Mental Hospital is expected to be completed “on budget and on time” in the next few weeks, the Dáil has heard. Minist(...)

The union’s health division chief Paul Bell told the committee ‘the system of approval for the filling of vacancies  . . . is designed to frustrate’. File photograph: Alan Betson

There are more than 2,600 fewer staff working in mental health services than recommended in the official Government policy for the sector, the HSE has(...)

“Loneliness is a growing public health concern as there is clear evidence that feeling lonely is damaging to the health and wellbeing of older adults.” Photograph: Getty Images

One-third of older Irish adults say they feel lonely some of the time, according to a new report, which found “worrying” levels of isolation among ove(...)

Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe is to announce Budget 2020 on Tuesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has opted for last minute tax increases to fund a series of targeted spending measures in Budget 2020. Mr Donoho(...)

The Health Service Executive said that those waiting for home support are assessed and provided with a new or additional service as soon as possible. File photograph: Getty

Minister of State with responsibility for older people Jim Daly has said he feels “ashamed” at the waiting list for home help hours. The latest Health(...)

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