Peter Mckenna

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Connect Airways has hired Stobart’s previous managing director, Graeme Buchanan, as chief financial officer. Photograph: iStock

Aer Lingus Regional operator Stobart Air has appointed its former chief operating officer Andy Jolly as its new managing director, a role he has held (...)

A cervical cancer cell

The HSE’s chief executive, Paul Reid, has ordered a “rapid review” into how cervical screening test results were either delayed for or not issued to 8(...)

Sparkling walls: inside the Dalradian gold mine in Tyrone. Photograph: Paul Lindsay

In Greencastle, Co Tyrone, even wakes are split over the gold mine. “Wakes would be a big thing around here,” says Kathleen Beggs, “and you’d nearly (...)

Ruth Morrissey and her husband Paul speaking outside Dublin’s High Court last week. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA

Screening services should not be “paused” on foot of the High Court ruling in the case of terminally-ill Limerick woman Ruth Morrissey who sued over h(...)

Ruth Morrissey and her husband, Paul, outside the Four Courts  at the conclusion of her case. Parties normally have 10 days to lodge an appeal, but this has been shortened in view of Ms Morrissey’s terminal illness. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Senior health service staff this week proposed halting the State’s four screening programmes until the implications of last week’s High Court judgment(...)

Marie Downey, who died in her room at CUMH. Her newborn, Darragh, died two days later. Photograph: Facebook

Three nurses were caring for 31 mothers at Cork University Maternity Hospital last Monday on Marie Downey’s ward when she was found dead in her single(...)

Marie Downey who died  in Cork University Maternity Hospital. Her baby boy Darragh also died. Photograph: Facebook

An independent review is to be carried out into the death of a mother-of-three and her son in Cork University Maternity Hospital this week, Minister f(...)

Minister for Health first promised to introduce HPV testing last autumn. Photograph: Tom Honan

Opposition parties have assailed a “disastrous” Government decision to provide free out-of-cycle screening to women concerned about the CervicalCheck (...)

HSE interim director general Anne O’Connor is unable to give a date for the introduction of the new testing service. Photograph: Alan Betson

The introduction of a new, more accurate test for cervical cancer is being delayed by a massive backlog of smear tests, an Oireachtas committee has he(...)

The PSNI appealed for anyone with information to come forward

A man and a woman were being held by the PSNI on Sunday on suspicion of the murder of 30-year-old Pat Ward who was found dead in an alleyway in Cloghe(...)

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