Louise O Reilly

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HSE director-general Tony O’Brien must have the hide of a rhinoceros. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The turmoil in Government and the health service continued to escalate on Wednesday, with Dáil exchanges dominated by the controversy and Opposition c(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (right) and  Minister for Health Simon Harris: Taoiseach told the Dáil he is ‘very angry’  women were not told that following an audit of their tests it was discovered that pre-cancerous cells were not identified in  their first check. ‘I’m a Taoiseach, a doctor and also a brother with two sisters,’ he said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Women of Ireland: What they don’t know won’t hurt them. Best say nothing. Particularly as it’s not a patient safety issue anymore. Because these pa(...)

Pearse Doherty: key focus is the repeal of the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Collins

Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty has said he believes there is no other way to provide abortion in the cases of rape and incest without allowing for termin(...)

‘Irish Times’ Arts and Culture Editor Hugh Linehan, Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan, Fianna Fáil TD Thomas Byrne, Sinn Féin TD Louise O’Reilly and Irish Times Deputy Political Editor Fiach Kelly during a live podcast at ‘The Irish Times’ building. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Sinn Féin command the support of 80 per cent of the population between them, if polls are to be trusted. But if the three l(...)

Independent TD Mattie McGrath (right) claimed the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment was a ‘stitch up’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

A heated row erupted in the Dáil after calls were made for the abortion referendum to be delayed in the wake of a revelation that some participants in(...)

Leo Varadkar: “I thank [Alison McCormack] for her bravery in coming forward and in making her case public so that lessons can be learned and mistakes not repeated,” the Taoiseach said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has expressed his deep regret at the treatment by St James’s Hospital in Dublin of a woman whose cancer was misdiagnosed. Mr V(...)

The HSE said in a written parliamentary answer that the full capacity protocol had been invoked 199 times last year at Cork University Hospital and 150 times at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.

Hospitals across the State implemented their highest level measures for dealing with emergency department overcrowding – known as their full capacity(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Minister for Health Simon Harris and Minister for Children Katherine Zappone announcing  the referendum on abortion laws, on Monday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Abortion is now in the hands of the Irish electorate and it is appropriate that the people be allowed to vote in a referendum on the issue, Taoiseach (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Health Simon Harris is to seek Cabinet approval to open 2,500 additional beds in the health service between now and 2031. Mr Harris will(...)

Sinn Féin health spokeswoman Louise O’Reilly. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Department of Health’s scheme to assist living organ donors with their expenses discriminates against donors who are not in formal employment, it (...)

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