Louise O Reilly

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Minister for Health Simon Harris during the Irish Times Women’s Podcast on Monday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A cross-party consensus has emerged to pass legislation to reform Ireland’s abortion laws through the Oireachtas much more quickly than had been antic(...)

Dr Tony Holohan, chief medical officer at the  Department of Health, is due to appear before the Oireachtas health committee today. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government’s chief medical officer and other senior Department of Health officials had a deeper knowledge of the CervicalCheck policy on informing(...)

At least one patient advocate will be appointed to the nine-member HSE board when it is established, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said. File photograph: Aidan Crawley.

At least one patient advocate will be appointed to the nine-member HSE board when it is established, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said. Reply(...)

Tony O’Brien is to stand aside from his position on Friday after weeks of controversy over the CervicalCheck programme. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A tweet from the director general of the Health Service Executive Tony O’Brien has been strongly criticised by politicians. Mr O’Brien is to stand as(...)

Sinn Féin TD for Cork East Pat Buckley has apologised for his behaviour.

Sinn Féin TD for Cork East Pat Buckley has apologised for his behaviour after it emerged he was arrested for abusing a Garda. Mr Buckley appeared bef(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said his “world began to slow down and then stop’’ when he heard the RTÉ Radio Morning Ireland interview with Emma Mhic Mhathúna on Thursday.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said his “world began to slow down and then stop’’ when he heard a radio interview with Emma Mhic Mhathúna on(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally will lead the inquiry into delayed diagnosis of cervical cancer. “If I find serious problems, I will certainly be pointing to those serious problems,” he says.  Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Government is divided over the future of the director general of the Health Service Executive, Tony O’Brien. Three Cabinet Ministers – Katherine(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris. File photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Minister for Health Simon Harris has described the graphic abortion-related imagery posted in his Wicklow constituency as “obscene, horrific and uneth(...)

Dáil private members’ business on Tuesday is scheduled for a motion from the Rural Independents group of TDs, but Sinn Féin says it will seek to amend the Rural Independents’ motion with its own motion of no confidence in the HSE chief

Sinn Féin has published a motion of no confidence in HSE director general Tony O’Brien, which it will seek to have debated in the Dáil next week. If (...)

 Vicky and Jim Phelan from Annacotty, Co Limerick, pictured leaving the Four Courts last week after the announcement of a settlement of their High Court action for damages. Photograph: Collins

For the Government, the timing couldn’t be worse. In the middle of a tense referendum campaign on abortion, it has had to open an official inquiry in(...)

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