Tony O’Brien

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Even by the sometimes Byzantine ways of Irish healthcare, the saga of the transfer of the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) from Holles Street to the St Vincent’s University Hospital (SVUH) campus, shown in the graphic above, has been complex.

Even by the sometimes Byzantine ways of Irish healthcare, the saga of the transfer of the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) from Holles Street to the (...)

Former chief executive of the Health Service Executive Tony O’Brien was not too far off the mark when he described the Dáil Public Accounts Committee as “a kangaroo court.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former chief executive of the Health Service Executive Tony O’Brien was not too far off the mark when he described the Dáil Public Accounts Committee (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: he  said he was committed to tax reform.  Photograph: Julien Warnard/EPA

Senior health service managers will have to be more personally accountable for how money is spent if the Government is to agree to increasing investme(...)

Fianna Fáil TD  Sean Fleming. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Health Service Executive should strongly consider appointing a woman as its new director general, the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee ha(...)

The memos  reveal that one of the cytology laboratories involved in the screening programme had expressed legal concerns about review findings being made known

The briefing memos for the HSE on the the cervical screening audits are striking in their omission of overt references to the need to inform the women(...)

Upholding a decision by the Medical Council to cancel the registration of an individual consultant, following a series of medical errors, Mr Justice Peter Kelly criticised the HSE, emphasised the importance of patient care and forwarded a copy of his judgement to Minister for Health Simon Harris (above), his department, related health organisations and the Attorney General. Photograph: Tom Honan

The appointment of non-specialist doctors as practising consultants by the HSE is, as the president of the High Court observed, scandalous behaviour b(...)

Vicky Phelan. She says she had refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement in her case after learning that she was not the only woman affected. Photograph: Collins Courts

The woman at the centre of the CervicalCheck cancer screening scandal has called for the resignation of Health Service Executive (HSE) director genera(...)

The news that Tony O’Brien will be stepping down as director general of the Health Service Executive this summer comes as no surprise. Mr O’Brien is n(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said there was not a State agency in the country that did not look for more money than the Government could provide. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Minister for Health Simon Harris has said he fought his corner “pretty well” in Cabinet in securing an additional €600 million in resources for th(...)

HSE director-general Tony O’Brien. The Department of Health claimed Mr O’Brien was ‘overly focused on a transition fund’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A struggle between the Health Service Executive and the Department of Health at the highest levels over how the €15 billion spending plan for the heal(...)

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