Paul Connors

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Aisling Dillon BL, for the HSE, said the man has come ‘a very long way’ from when he entered wardship at the age of 18. Before that, he was subject of a full care order under Tusla and was regarded as at high risk of absconscion, she said.

A High Court judge has welcomed the huge progress achieved by a young man in a specialist care unit since being made a ward of court three years ago. (...)

St Mary’s Hospital in Phoenix Park, which provides residential care to 198 older people. File image: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fifteen patients have died from Covid-19 in a Dublin nursing home run by the Health Service Executive (HSE) which has been struggling to contain the v(...)

When the owner of a device with this app installed tests positive for Covid-19, this data may enable the contact tracing process to take place more efficiently and more quickly.

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has said it is likely that a smartphone app to facilitate contact tracing will be rolled out in the next 10 days. (...)

Sam Bailey from Rathcoole, Co Dublin, his father Paul, mother Fiona and sisters Kayla and Sarah, protesting  over the HSE’s decision not funding the drug Spinraza, outside the Dáil on Thursday. Photograph: James Forde

Access to medicines is always an emotive issue. If you’re a patient with a life-limiting condition, you’ll never understand why you cannot access a dr(...)

Vicky Phelan:  when the story broke she had settled her High Court action against the American laboratory which misread her abnormal 2011 smear test, the “person who knew most about CervicalCheck wasn’t in the country” – ie the programme’s former clinical director, Dr Gráinne Flannelly.  Photograph: Collins Courts

The first the Health Service Executive’s national director of communications heard about an audit of cervical smear tests and the subsequent failure t(...)

The Catholic Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, Phonsie Cullinan. File photograph: John Mc Elroy

The Catholic Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, Phonsie Cullinan, has renewed his attack on the HPV vaccine, despite a warning by the HSE that he is end(...)

Dr Cathal Morgan, head of operations at HSE Disability Services, at the launch of the publication of the HSE South East disability foster care reports in Kilkenny. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Health Service Executive has denied that concerns over the care of vulnerable people in foster care in the south-east were covered up. Senior off(...)

Tony O’Brien’s LinkedIn page said he was “director, clinical strategy and programmes, HSE from May 2011 to March 2012”. It was then changed to say that he was as director of clinical strategy and programmes from May 2011 to September 2011, not March 2012 (right).

HSE director general Tony O’Brien’s LinkedIn profile has been changed, just hours before a high-profile appearance before the Oireachtas health commit(...)

 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar who expressed his ‘heartfelt sympathies to the family and partner of the woman at the centre of this case at this most difficult time - particularly given the season’. Photograph: Collins

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has offered his “heartfelt sympathies” to the family and partner of the brain-dead pregnant woman at the centre of th(...)

A fleet of workmen arrived yesterday at Letterkenny General Hospital  to begin work on the renovation of the accident and emergency department which was badly hit by the flood. Photograph: Brian McDaid

A report into the causes of the flooding at Letterkenny General Hospital may never be released, the Health Service Executive has admitted.At a press c(...)

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