Laura Magahy

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INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha: “We’re more than halfway through 2018, and the HSE still hasn’t confirmed how many new nurses and midwives they plan to hire this year.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government’s plans to increase capacity in hospitals across the country will be hampered unless it deals with problems affecting the recruitment a(...)

The annual overruns in the health budget are as predictable now as the arrival of the first swallow. Photograph: Getty Images

No sooner was the Sláintecare implementation plan published when it started. The nurses said it would all collapse if the issue of their “inadequate p(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris was unable to specify costings for the individual actions listed in the Sláintecare plan when he published it on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Publication of the Sláintecare implementation strategy provides a framework to advance much-needed reform of our health system. Launched in May (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Sláintecare’s Laura Magahy and  Dr Tom Keane, and Minister for Health Simon Harris: the people need to lead the politicians on health matters. Photograph:  Maxwellphotography.ie

Many of the worst problems that exist in the Irish health system are a direct result of choices Irish political leaders have not made. Key decisions d(...)

Sláintecare aims to  restructure the health service from a current mix of public and private care into “an affordable, universal, single-tier healthcare system, in which patients are treated promptly on the basis of need rather than ability to pay”. Photograph: Getty Images

Ministers have not yet reached agreement on any special funding package to pay for the implementation of the long-mooted Sláintecare health reform ini(...)

File photograph: Alan Betson

It is more than a year since the All-Party Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare set out it’s 10-year vision for the future of the health s(...)

Laura Magahy. In the early 1990s, as one of the the youngest ever heads of a semi-State body she oversaw the redevelopment of Temple Bar in Dublin. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Announcing Laura Magahy’s appointment as executive director of the Sláintecare health reform project this week, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar described her a(...)

From left, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Laura Magahy, Dr Tom Keane and Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

The woman selected to oversee a 10-year plan to reform the State’s health service has been urged to divest her stake in a consultancy firm before taki(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris sought approval from Cabinet on Thursday morning for the appointment of Laura Magahy. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Government has approved the appointment of Laura Magahy as executive director of the Slaintecare programme office. Ms Magahy is a former director(...)

2017: Simon Harris TD, with Eilish Hardiman, group CEO of the children’s hospital, and John Pollock, project director NCH,  making an announcement regarding the new national children’s hospital at St James’s Hospital Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It is 33 years since the idea of a new children’s hospital was first mooted, and it looks like it will take almost four decades for that plan to be re(...)

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