Nicholas Kearns

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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(...)

So it’s full steam ahead with the new National Maternity Hospital? After a fortnight of extraordinary and noisy polemics, the matter is now settled? O(...)

Peter Boylan: “It was untenable for me to remain on the board, when it is blind to the consequences of transferring 100 per cent ownership of the hospital to the Sisters of Charity, and deaf to the voices of the people.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

He hasn’t slept for a week but, sitting at home on Thursday in his open-plan kitchen, Dr Peter Boylan projects the same aura of calm and assurance tha(...)

Dr Peter Boylan arrives for a meeting of the executive board of the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) at Holles Street in Dublin on Wednesday evening. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times.

Dr Peter Boylan has resigned from the executive board of the National Maternity Hospital (NMH), saying it is “blind to the consequences” of transferri(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin:  requested  ministers  to change the structures so that he is no longer chair. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, considers it is “anachronistic” for holders of his post to be appointed automatically as chair of (...)

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