Liam Sloyan

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Paddy McMahon, from Ballinacurra in Limerick,  is one of 1,400 patients who will have received a cataract operation at Nenagh Hospital by the end of this year.

Every patient waiting more than six months for surgery across 10 common procedures – including cataracts, joint replacements and tonsillectomies – wil(...)

The National Treatment Purchase Fund was allocated €75m in this week’s budget for initiatives to cut waiting lists next year. Photograph: Getty

, Health Correspondent The number of people waiting for an outpatient hospital appointment with a doctor has risen to a new record of 515,547. The (...)

NTPF chief executive Liam Sloyan said it may start looking at addressing the outpatient list once the inpatient list is brought under control. Photograph: Eric Luke

Public patients who have been waiting years for hospital outpatient appointments may be seen privately as early as next year. The National Treatment(...)

Much of Boate’s role is expected to be taken up with monitoring the lotto’s expansion online. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A senior official from the State’s competition authority has been appointed as the National Lottery’s new regulator. Carol Boate, who was until recen(...)

“The chaos has far-reaching consequences. Patients are getting sicker, and some are dying, because they can’t get the treatment they need, when they need it.”

Last month finally saw street protests about the state of our health service. Yet the reason hundreds spontaneously gathered outside Department of He(...)

Since Premier Lotteries Ireland’s parent took over the lotto in 2014,  it has become harder to win and more costly to play, and there has been a proliferation of online games, leading to concerns about problem gambling. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The National Lottery regulator appeared before an Oireachtas committee hearing on Tuesday, but he didn’t provide as much information to members as mig(...)

RGData managing director Tara Buckley appearing before the Oireachtas joint committee on finance on Tuesday

Lottery regulator Liam Sloyan has been severely criticised by TDs and Senators, who have said he is not doing enough to protect the public from the pr(...)

Another glitch hit the National Lottery this week after a customer in Carlow bought four Quick Pick tickets each of which contained exactly the same six numbers. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/ The Irish Times.

Another glitch hit the National Lottery this week after a customer in Carlow bought four Quick Pick tickets each of which contained exactly the same s(...)

The current €3 minimum price, for two lines, makes the Irish franchise one of the most expensive in Europe. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

One of the main retailer groups has come out in favour of increasing lotto prices amid speculation the new private operator is planning changes to (...)

Retailers claims they have suffered a fall-off in lotto sales since the transition to a new technology. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

National Lottery players are almost certain to face higher prices and a bigger panel of numbers in the coming months as the new private operator seeks(...)

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