Stephen Donnelly

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Ruth Morrissey and her husband Paul sued over her CervicalCheck smear tests. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Minister for Health has confirmed he will establish a stakeholder forum with clinicians and State agencies in the wake of a court judgment on cerv(...)

Fianna Fáil health spokesman Stephen Donnelly.Photograph: Alan Betson

Pay discussions to encourage the recruitment of medical consultants will also have to consider the concept of not having private practice in public ho(...)

Edward Mernagh, Jen Tymlin, Annabelle (8) and Poppy (5) at their home in Co Wicklow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The carefree days of summer were stretching ahead for the Mernagh family in June 2016, with one more week of school left for their eldest child Annabe(...)

 Almost 131,000 patients are waiting for scans under the HSE’s national integrated medical imaging system (NIMIS) of electronically stored images. A further 34,000 patients are waiting on a non-NIMIS list. Photograph: Getty Images

More than 165,000 patients across the country are on waiting lists for ultrasounds, CT scans and MRIs. This is in addition to the more than 700,000 p(...)

Paddy Cosgrave revealed he was behind the campaign in a post on his own Facebook page and on the Irish Tax Agency website . Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Facebook has removed the page on its platform for Paddy Cosgrave’s Irish Tax Agency website for a violation of its policies against impersonation. We(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris:  set to face intense questioning over  hospital cost at the Oireachtas health committee on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Government is to press ahead with the construction of the new national children’s hospital despite the finding of a report into the €450 million c(...)

Prof Gráinne Flannelly: says she warned against the smear test plan and expressed concern labs would not be able to cope, just hours before the plan was announced in April 2018. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The National Screening Service raised concerns about proposals to offer women free out-of-cycle smears on the day Minister for Health Simon Harris ann(...)

 Minister for Health, Simon Harris: A spokeswoman for Mr Harris said he would appear before the Oireachtas Committee on Health in the coming days. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Pressure is growing on Minister for Health Simon Harris to correct the record of the Dáil after he said neither he nor his officials were warned not t(...)

Constitutional change to ease divorce restrictions and the reduction of the waiting time ‘will help thousands of couples in Ireland who have suffered marital breakdown’, Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan has said. Image: iStock.

Constitutional change to ease divorce restrictions and the reduction of the waiting time “will help thousands of couples in Ireland who have suffered (...)

Fianna Fáil TD Stephen  Donnelly told the Oireachtas health committee the information from Dr Grainne Flannelly suggested Minister for Health Simon Harris had misled the Dáil for a second time. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Health Simon Harris has been accused of misleading the Dáil over his claim he received no contrary advice before offering free out-of-cyc(...)

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