Pat Mcloughlin

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The report reveals that according to data provided by  the Health Insurance Authority, the average cost of claims paid per insured person fell by 2 per cent between 2012 and 2013. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Health insurers should not be obliged to provide cover for all public hospitals, a new report to be launched today by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar:    intends to  seek a deal with insurers that would link a freeze on Government stamp duty to insurers holding off on further price increases. Photograph: David Sleator

The Government’s reform plans for the private health insurance market can be seen as an attempt to stabilise a sector which has been in turmoil over r(...)

Former chief inspector of the Garda Inspectorate Kathleen O’Toole was a member of the review group into the Department of Justice

The high-powered expert group which carried out the review of the Department of Justice was composed of individuals with wide-ranging experience acros(...)

It’s striking how few Dubliners are around the city on a Sunday morning. It’s a population of gulls, tourists in smart rainwear and the occasional bu(...)

“It could be perceived that this Government is in cahoots with insurers in efforts to drive as many families as possible out of the health insurance market,’’ Fianna Fáil health spokesman Billy Kelleher said. “More than 6,000 people a month are giving up private health insurance.’’

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said he shared the wonder expressed by people as to why the cost of private health insurance was going up. “The Government has (...)

The report says Minister for Health James Reilly should pursue  a case-based charging system using diagnosis-related groups for private patients in public hospitals. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Health insurance companies should query claims for inpatient treatment where cheaper alternatives are available, a new report on cost containment in t(...)

 It’s time to hunt down the piping bag and nozzles, or buy a new set to do the Christmas cake justice

Ice, babyIf your piping kit leaves a lot to be desired, and there are Christmas cakes to be iced, you can order this “professional” set from lakeland.(...)

Warren Buffet: VHI confirmed that it had entered into a reinsurance contract with the company run by  the billionaire investor.

The State-owned health insurance company VHI has said it is working on securing a longer-term partnership with Berkshire Hathaway, the company run by (...)

A review of the State’s payments clearing process, ordered after a technical glitch hit thousands of Ulster Bank customers last summer, has recommended a number of improvements. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

A review of payment processing systems used by the State’s banks, ordered after issues at Ulster Bank affected tens of thousands of customers(...)

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