Nicholas Kearns

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Maria Bailey:  case has added  political fuel to stories about soaring insurance costs and threats to jobs. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

It is ironic that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has called in a senior counsel to review the facts of Maria Bailey’s insurance claim. This involves two theme(...)

 Dalata’s  non-executive chairman John Hennessy  and chief executive Pat McCann:  claim Dublin needs a 1,000-bedroom superhotel is “the biggest load of rot”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Hotels, tourism, hospitality – it’s all about hosting and being polite. So it was noticeable how scathing Dalata’s Pat McCann, the country’s biggest h(...)

Prof Shane Higgins’s period as master master of the NMH is expected to see it move from its current location at Holles Street to the campus of St Vincent’s University Hospital at Elm Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Prof Shane Higgins has been inaugurated as the new master of the National Maternity Hospital (NMH). He takes over from Dr Rhona Mahony, whose seven-ye(...)

Minister of State Michael D’Arcy. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The Government minister in charge of insurance policy has said he is “not afraid” to push for a referendum that would reduce personal injuries awards (...)

The report by the former High Court president Nicholas Kearns has been  criticised by a leading member of the judiciary.  Photograph: Alan Betson

A report by former High Court president Nicholas Kearns that criticised the high level of personal injuries compensation has itself been criticised by(...)

Prof Shane Higgins has a broad range of clinical and management experience gained within Ireland, Scotland and Australia.

Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Prof Shane Higgins has been appointed master of the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) in Dublin. He succee(...)

The insurance industry says average payouts in Ireland for soft-tissue injuries are about €15,000, compared with €5,000 in the UK.

After a few difficult years characterised by steep losses, profit warnings and a declining share price, FBD’s full-year results on Tuesday were hugely(...)

The late Malak Thawley with her husband, Alan. Mr Thawley said he has not lived a “single minute of his life” since her death. File photograph: Facebook

A coroner has returned a verdict of medical misadventure in the case of a woman who died during surgery for an ectopic pregnancy. Malak Thawley (34) (...)

Nicholas Kearns, deputy chairman of the National Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The National Maternity Hospital at Holles Street is one of Europe’s busiest, with more than 9,000 births each year. It is a national tertiary referral(...)

Nicholas Kearns, deputy chairman of the National  Maternity Hospital:  takes particular issue with former master of the NMH Dr Peter Boylan.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

National Maternity Hospital deputy chairman Nicholas Kearns has sought to draw a line under the controversy about its planned transfer to St Vincent’s(...)

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