Louise O Reilly

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Fianna Fáil TD Stephen  Donnelly told the Oireachtas health committee the information from Dr Grainne Flannelly suggested Minister for Health Simon Harris had misled the Dáil for a second time. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Health Simon Harris has been accused of misleading the Dáil over his claim he received no contrary advice before offering free out-of-cyc(...)

The Health Service Executive  says the €4.1 million provided for the National Maternity Strategy  this year is the “existing level of service funding” needed to pay for posts approved in previous years. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

Funding for new developments in the National Maternity Strategy has been halted, just three years after the plan was unveiled by then minister for hea(...)

Almost 542,000 patients are waiting to be seen by a specialist for the first time, according to latest figures, as another 20,000 people were added to outpatient queues last month. Photograph: iStock

Minister for Health Simon Harris has been accused of failing more than a half a million people who are in pain around the country as hospital waiting (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris wore his usual pale and pinched worried expression. Photograph: James Forde

Leo Varadkar and Simon Harris settled into their front bench seats as TDs trickled into the chamber for the big debate. Sinn Féin had moved a motion(...)

Children’s hospital overspend: Simon Harris said the Government would “ensure lessons are learned”. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Minister for Health Simon Harris has survived a Sinn Féin motion of no confidence by 58 votes to 53 with 37 abstentions when a walk-through vote was c(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he has “total confidence” in Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The huge cost-overrun in the national children’s hospital has damaged public “faith and confidence” in the Government, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said(...)

Day 2 of iNMO Nurses strike outside St. Vincent’s Hospital. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The stability of a collective wage agreement cannot be put on the table for talks to resolve the nurses’ dispute, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris: said he was ‘not in the business of having bets on the floor of the Dáil’.

The scheme to provide ex-gratia payments to the women affected in the CervicalCheck controversy is expected to be “up and running within weeks”, the D(...)

Explaining the revised numbers for testing, Simon Harris stressed there were two different issues involved. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The number of women who need a cervical cancer screening re-test because of the delay in checking for HPV (human papillomavirus) has been revised down(...)

Just 40 beds of the 75 promised this winter have been delivered

Only half of the 75 new hospital beds promised by Minister for Health Simon Harris for this winter have so far materialised. Hospitals in Waterford, (...)

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