Louise O Reilly

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Sinn Féin health spokeswoman Louise O’Reilly TD said the nine-member HSE board should not have appointees who have conflicts such as ‘stakes in private hospitals or video medicine systems’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

The Government has been warned to ensure there is no conflict of interest among members of the board of the HSE when it is re-established, six years a(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris disputed the Irish Hospital Consultants Association’s assessment, saying it was “inaccurate” to suggest the lower numbers of trolleys could be attributed to the curtailment of elective procedure. Photograph: James Forde

Hundreds of patients, including some seriously ill with cancer, are missing out on vital operations due to efforts to cut trolley numbers and a shorta(...)

The remains of actor Jer O’Leary, being carried out of the Church of St. Agatha’s. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Actor, activist, artist, raconteur, orator, and trade unionist Jer O’Leary (73), who died in Dublin on St Stephen’s Day, had a favourite quotation: “I(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan  said An Garda Síochána were proactive in dealing with drug-related crime using intelligence-led operations Photograph: iStock

Calls have been made for increased Garda enforcement against the importation of illegal performance enhancing drugs because of the rise in health rela(...)

The number of overnights accessed by people with a disability fell by up to 4 per cent in the first half of this year, compared with the same period in 2017.

The number of respite hours provided by the Health Service Executive to children and adults with disabilities is falling even though demand is rising,(...)

Simon Harris said Storm Emma which led to widespread snowfall across the country earlier this year, cost the health service about €40 million

A campaign by health insurers to dissuade their subscribers from using their insurance when admitted to hospitals though emergency departments has led(...)

The Taoiseach confirmed in the Dáil that litigation was underway against the company in respect of four schools including Ardgillan Community College in Balbriggan, Co Dublin in relation to fire safety issues. Photograph: Collins

Forty schools built by Western Building Systems since 2008 will be structurally assessed following safety concerns, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. (...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney. Photograph: Tom Honan/ The Irish Times.

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has apologised in the Dáil to women affected by lengthy delays in getting results to smear test in the wake of the CervicalChec(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris  said TDs were making history in bringing the legislation forward to allow for abortion services in Ireland. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Women between nine and 12 weeks pregnant seeking an abortion may be referred to a consultant obstetrician, Minister for Health Simon Harris has indica(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris  said Ireland’s relationship with alcohol was not good. “It damages our health, harms families and harms society.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Almost three years after it was first introduced in the Seanad controversial legislation to combat problem drinking has been passed by the Dáil. Appl(...)

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