Mary Harney

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File photo. Photograph: Alan Betson

Why are hospital consultants considering strike action in the autumn Senior medical specialists represented by the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) ar(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris, right, with HSE chief executive  Paul Reid and Sláintecare executive director Laura Magahy, at  Wednesday’s announcement. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

In a confidential memorandum to the Cabinet last year, Minister for Health Simon Harris described the Health Service Executive (HSE) as being “too big(...)

William Hollacsek, co-founder and chief techology officer of Grandpal, and Brian Daly, co-founder and chief executive.

Unlike Mary Harney, Irish tech workers have never grappled with Boston-or-Berlin logic. In the past decade, squeezed out of Dublin by euro and housin(...)

Farm families claimed that a continuous contribution of the farm asset was discouraging children from continuing to run the farm, as the value of the asset was diminishing. Photograph: Getty Images

The State is to place a lower limit on the assets it can claim from elderly people who have farms or small businesses and are in the Fair Deal nursing(...)

A file image from 1988 showing smog over Capel Street bridge on the river Liffey, with the Four Courts in the background. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh / THE IRISH TIMES

The introduction of a nationwide ban on smoky coal has been delayed because of the threat of legal action by coal firms and the need to have a “legall(...)

In 2010, young people in Ireland were the biggest users of head shop drugs in Europe, with 7 per cent admitting to using the substances within the last year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There was a significant and immediate reduction in admissions to psychiatric facilities after the strict laws banning head shop drugs were introduced,(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris announced via a tweet last April that any woman who wanted a free out-of-cycle smear test could avail of one. Photograph: Alan Betson

In October 2008 the then minister for health, Mary Harney, found herself explaining in the Dáil questions how American laboratories had to be drafted (...)

Lorna Jennings leads Hanover’s Dublin office

London-headquartered public relations agency Hanover, which has a presence in Dublin, has been acquired by Canadian group Avenir Global for an undiscl(...)

A TCD Hist member speaking on the opposition side against the motion 'This House Would Vote for Mitt Romney to be the next President of the United States of America'. File photograph: Alan Betson

Much of what passes for debate nowadays is characterised by individuals with scant knowledge of what they are talking about, pouring forth ill-digeste(...)

Independent MPs and former Tory party members, Heidi Allen (left), Anna Soubry (centre) and Sarah Wollaston. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

I have quoted here before the adage from a former boss of mine, the polite version of which goes “sometimes there is so much dirt in the political pip(...)

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