Tom Keane

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Minister for Health  Simon Harris. Almost two years after the publication of the original costed Sláintecare plan, the failure to include a budget in this action plan is regrettable.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The publication of the first Sláintecare action plan, listing the key areas of focus for 2019, is welcome. It signals progress is being made on the 10(...)

In attendance at the Porterstown Parkrun in Dublin on Saturday to mark World Cancer Day were cancer survivors Mary Egan, left, and Maeve Kelly. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

One of the most important and far-reaching policies to improve the health of Irish people in recent times was the 2007 decision to centralise cancer s(...)

The Heritage Hotel, Killenard, Co Laois

The five-star Heritage Hotel in Killenard, Co Laois has been sold for close to the guide price of €9 million through agent CBRE. It was bought by FB(...)

During the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, many were moved and delighted at the tribute paid to the NHS. I remember the recently ousted (...)

Dr Marie Staunton: “When they [patients] are given their prognostic information and when the surgeon indicates to them the type of breast cancer they have and that they’re likely to have an excellent outcome, they actually should believe it.”

Pathologist Dr Marie Staunton has seen a dramatic improvement in the field of symptomatic breast cancer since she completed her training in 1999. “Wh(...)

The annual overruns in the health budget are as predictable now as the arrival of the first swallow. Photograph: Getty Images

No sooner was the Sláintecare implementation plan published when it started. The nurses said it would all collapse if the issue of their “inadequate p(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris was unable to specify costings for the individual actions listed in the Sláintecare plan when he published it on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Publication of the Sláintecare implementation strategy provides a framework to advance much-needed reform of our health system. Launched in May (...)

File photograph: Alan Betson

It is more than a year since the All-Party Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare set out it’s 10-year vision for the future of the health s(...)

From left, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Laura Magahy, Dr Tom Keane and Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

The woman selected to oversee a 10-year plan to reform the State’s health service has been urged to divest her stake in a consultancy firm before taki(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris at the launch of the third national cancer strategy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The launch of the third national cancer strategy (2017-2026 ) is another important milestone in the effort to reduce morbidity and mortality from this(...)

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