Upholding a decision by the Medical Council to cancel the registration of an individual consultant, following a series of medical errors, Mr Justice Peter Kelly criticised the HSE, emphasised the importance of patient care and forwarded a copy of his judgement to Minister for Health Simon Harris (above), his department, related health organisations and the Attorney General. Photograph: Tom Honan

The appointment of non-specialist doctors as practising consultants by the HSE is, as the president of the High Court observed, scandalous behaviour b(...)

Mr Justice Peter Kelly: ‘HSE appears to be a law unto itself in this regard’.

The President of the High Court has warned it may be open to the Medical Council to take legal action to end the HSE’s “scandalous”, “dangerous” and c(...)

Andrea Callan BL, for the family, said they were anxious the woman’s GP have an input into the treatment programme on her transfer to the nursing home, and that the family had concerns that a particular medication being administered for anxiety was not appropriate for people with a heart condition. File photograph: Getty Images

The daughter and husband of an elderly woman with dementia and other serious health difficulties have agreed to be bound by High Court orders restrain(...)

Central Bank, Dublin. It is expected that the bank will return to court in coming weeks to seek formal access to court papers submitted by the head of the ODCE, Ian Drennan. Photograph: Hufton & Crow

Publishing group Independent News and Media (INM) is facing the possibility of a fresh State investigation, this time by the Central Bank of Ireland u(...)

It seems “extraordinary” that the Medical Council has “to stand by” and see protection of the public being undermined by the HSE in breaching its own requirements, High Court president Mr Justice Peter Kelly said.

The president of the High Court has criticised the HSE’s “shocking” practice of permitting medical practitioners to work as consultants in a range of (...)

The HSE says supports for the teenager should be provided by the CFA, but the CFA has argued over some time it is not appropriate for it to get involved in light of the mental health issue

A High Court judge has warned the HSE and Tusla, the Child and Family Agency (CFA), of a “pressing need” to resolve their dispute over providing suppo(...)

Mr Justice Peter Kelly worried aloud that bespoke redactions could make the case so difficult to follow that it could become akin to a “Chinese opera”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

If the public finds it difficult to follow the Byzantine legal case that has enmeshed Independent News & Media (INM) in recent weeks, try being th(...)

A judge has made orders permitting a mastectomy to be carried out within days on a mentally ill woman deemed to lack capacity to consent to that. The(...)

 The Connacht side of the  Shannon outside Athlone. Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands’ evocation of the river within a green love heart is  an especially clever idea

We have given enough stick to the State’s tourism policymakers on these pages over the last two years for their terrible neglect of the midlands. So i(...)

Seven members of the board of Independent News & Media (INM) have filed sworn statements in response to an application by the corporate watchdog to appoint inspectors to investigate the conduct of the media group’s affairs.

Seven members of the board of Independent News & Media (INM) have filed sworn statements in response to an application by the corporate watchdog t(...)

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