Tom Ryan

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The Irish Hospital Consultants’ Association said there are now over 589,000 people on waiting lists in Ireland’s public hospitals

Patients are in some cases are having to wait up to nine years for an outpatient appointment to see a consultant in a public hospital, doctors have cl(...)

Iseult Casey and Shane Murray-Corcoran in ‘Twice Shy’: does not  normalise the procedure of abortion –   merely normalises the idea that one can travel to the UK

An inverted Hibernian Before Sunrise, Twice Shy follows Andy (Shane Murray-Corcoran) and Maggie (Iseult Casey), a young Irish couple, as they travel t(...)

“Twice Shy” director Tom Ryan on set with Iseult Casey and Shane Murray-Corcoran

In 1928’s Road to Ruin – one of the first films to depict abortion – a teenager terminates her pregnancy, and, in a hitherto undocumented side effect,(...)

VHI subscribers planning to see consultants in public hospitals should check the doctor they intend to visit is on a specialist register. Photograph:  Alan Betson

VHI subscribers planning to see consultants in public hospitals should check that the doctor they intend to visit is on a specialist register in order(...)

The HSE acknowledged last weekend that there were occasions in emergency situations when doctors not on the Medical Council’s specialist register were appointed to fill temporary consultant positions. Photograph: Getty Images

Public hospitals are increasingly appointing doctors without specialist training, skill or expertise to serve as temporary consultants in particular a(...)

Greenhouse gases: Ireland books all emissions for the 15 aviation companies registered in the State, even if their aircraft never touch down in Ireland. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

Greenhouse-gas emissions by Irish companies rose by 5.4 per cent in 2016, compared with a decline of almost 3 per cent across the European Union, acco(...)

Simon Harris:  to propose that most healthcare could  be run by new regional groups. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris, is to propose major changes to the structures of the health service and suggest that most healthcare could in f(...)

Siptu division organiser Paul Bell: “It is clear that substantial capital investment is urgently required for the construction and refurbishment of existing ambulance bases.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Inadequate and antiquated equipment is one of the critical factors contributing to growing waiting lists and the cancellation of elective surgeries, (...)

Dublin  had always been challenging territory for the GAA and the decision over 15 years to pump sustained funds into the county has been a success. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

They might be trivial compared to events on a global scale but the GAA must face up to some ominous signs blowing around its own world. Equality is an(...)

The 2016 All-Ireland final replay between Dublin and Mayo at  Croke Park: Croke Park showed increased revenue, up €5 million to €41.5 million, and operating profit, up €500,000 to €10.6 million. Photograph: Inpho

The GAA’s top finance officers have expressed concerns about attendance figures despite the association’s finances for 2016 being described as “solid”(...)

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