Stephen Donnelly

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It’s noticeable that Ivan Yates, who can often be heard merrily baiting ‘pinko lefties’ himself, keeps his counsel on this occasion, instead focusing on the victims of the gang feud.  Photograph: Newstalk

The wait is over. After months of anticipation, Tuesday’s general election announcement is the signal for contenders to start campaigning for real. Su(...)

HSE CEO Paul Reid and Minister for Health Simon Harris. Mr Reid said that proposals for a voluntary leaving programme in the HSE would be ready by April. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The health service is appointing the equivalent of two additional managers every week at a time of recruitment restrictions elsewhere in the health se(...)

No Child 2020: Ireland, as one of the richest societies in the world, can provide for every child. But we are failing in that duty

Consider some news stories in Ireland during a single week in December 2019... 1. More than 140,000 children are living in homes that are cold and da(...)

A  view of Stormont as cross-party talks to restore the Northern Ireland powersharing government begin, in Belfast. File photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The results of the Westminster election in Northern Ireland provoked a predictable chorus from commentators claiming it was a vote for a united Irelan(...)

No Government backbenchers attended a Dáil debate into the funding and staff shortage crisis in the disability sector. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

No Government backbenchers attended a Dáil debate into the funding and staff shortage crisis in the disability sector. Minister of State for Disabili(...)

Parents of sick children attending Crumlin children’s hospital have been told that on occasion there are not enough staff to administer chemo. Photograph: Google Street View

The postponement of chemotherapy sessions at Crumlin children’s hospital due to a lack of available beds has been described as “outrageous”. The hosp(...)

“Contracting face surveillance technology for children accessing medical care would be incredibly invasive.”

For the new national children’s hospital, 2019 has been bookended by criticisms over escalating costs: in January Fianna Fáil’s health spokesperson St(...)

There are 117,000 children on hospital waiting lists according to the latest information from the HSE, which brings the total number of children waiting for public health care to 214,737.

Almost 215,000 children are on waiting lists for health care services, according to figures from the HSE. There are 90,000 children waiting for commu(...)

Cervical cancer campaigner Stephen Teap (L) has said he is not happy with the “lack of compassion” shown by the Minister for Health for the women who were given incorrect cervical smear test results.

Cervical cancer campaigner Stephen Teap has said he is not happy with the “lack of compassion” shown by the Minister for Health for the women who were(...)

Management at St Joseph’s in Shankill has decided they can no longer accept new residents due to funding concerns. File photograph: iStock

The State’s largest nursing home specifically for dementia patients is to stop admitting new patients due to a funding crisis. St Joseph’s, in Shanki(...)

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