Michael Harty

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Robert Watt, secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure, has declined to attend an Oireachtas committee meeting  to answer questions on the hospital overspend.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An additional €450 million will have to be found to cover a “very significant and disturbing” escalation in the cost of the new national children’s ho(...)

The site of the proposed National Children’s Hospital, which is currently projected to cost €1.43bn. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Oireachtas committee investigating overspending on the National Children’s Hospital is in dispute with one of the State’s most senior civil servan(...)

Tom Costello, chairman of the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board. Photograph: Ray Lohan/ The Irish Times

Members of the Oireachtas health committee have criticised a “catastrophic” and “unprecedented” increase in the cost of building the new national chil(...)

Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger has criticised a decision by the Rotunda to accept abortion referrals only up to 11 weeks into a pregnancy.

The number of hospitals providing abortions is lower than the nine officially announced in the run-up to the introduction of the service. Of the mate(...)

Extra Government funding of €655m  will be needed this year to deal with over-spending by the Health Service Executive – 4%  of overall health expenditure for 2018

Some €50 million will be required as a supplementary estimate for the primary care reimbursement scheme which compensates GPs for treating medical car(...)

The Dáil was told Minister of State Pat Breen organised and attended one of the private dinners between then minister for communications Denis Naughten and a key bidder for the rural broadband contract David McCourt.

Minister of State Pat Breen has outlined meetings he had with David McCourt, the key bidder in the broadband procurement process, and has said he know(...)

Aston Martin: preparing to float on the London Stock Exchange by the end of the year. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Luxury British sports car maker Aston Martin’s Dublin-born chief technical officer, Max Szwaj, is set to be part of a lucrative employee option scheme(...)

Caitríona Lucas, a 41-year-old librarian and mother-of-two, was a highly experienced volunteer with the Irish Coast Guard’s Doolin unit.

When Caitríona Lucas responded to a request on September 12th, 2016 to help find a young man missing off the north Clare coastline, she wasn’t aware t(...)

 Joan Freeman: she is understood to have told those supporting her that she does not believe she will have a difficulty  raising funds

Aspiring presidential candidate Joan Freeman has urged local authorities to hold special meetings soon to facilitate the nomination of challengers to (...)

Irish laboratories were not able to bid for tenders because 60 laboratory scientists had been deployed to other work, the Medical Laboratory Scientists’ Association will tell the Oireachtas health committee, chaired by Independent TD Michael Harty. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Medical laboratory scientists will today tell TDs that they warned the Department of Health and the Health Service Executive a decade ago that foreign(...)

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