Louise O Reilly

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There are an estimated 30,000 problem gamblers in the State. Photograph: iStock

The number of people being treated in the health service for problem gambling has reached record levels, with more than 250 cases reported by treatmen(...)

The highest number of bed days lost was in St James’s Hospital at 12,333 – more than 2,000 every month. Photograph: Alan Betson

Nearly 110,000 hospital bed days have been lost because of delayed discharges in the first six months of this year, new figures show. The Health Ser(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said progress was being made, but it had been slow. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has urged psychiatric nurses to use the State’s industrial relations machinery rather than the overtime ban they have begun bec(...)

Almost 250 nurses were assaulted in HSE-run hospitals in the first half of this year, new figures show. Image: iStock.

Almost 250 nurses were assaulted in HSE-run hospitals in the first half of this year, new figures show. Nine out 10 assaults on staff in hospitals ((...)

If there’s one thing Sasha Khan loathes, it is shopping for swimwear. Which makes it a strange coincidence that, on the day we speak, Khan has just be(...)

Sinn Féin TD  Louise O’Reilly. File Photograph: Eric Luke

The insurance industry must match the “string of reforms” the Government has introduced to deal with fraudulent and exaggerated claims, the Dáil has h(...)

UHW general manager Grace Rothwell said steps had been taken to address the concerns of the State Pathologist’s Office about the condition of its mortuary. File photograph: Patrick Browne

University Hospital Waterford has acquired new air conditioning units for its dilapidated mortuary following concerns that conditions could contaminat(...)

Ruth Morrissey and her husband Paul sued over her CervicalCheck smear tests. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Minister for Health has confirmed he will establish a stakeholder forum with clinicians and State agencies in the wake of a court judgment on cerv(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said the HSE would fill approximately 2,000 additional approved and funded development posts this year. File photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Some hospital groups or healthcare community area managers have not bothered to submit plans for operating their services within approved budgets, the(...)

Independents4Change TD Mick Wallace made the remark about the national children’s hospital costs as he renewed his appeal for the Government to reconsider the tender. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The national children’s hospital costs debacle has been described as a “f****** joke” during a late night Dáil debate on the PwC report into the cost (...)

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