Tony O Brien

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Highly placed sources within the HSE say the overrun this year could be between €750 million and a worst-case scenario of €1.1 billion.  Photograph: Alan Betson

By the last week in June, officials in the Department of Public Expenditure were worried and wanted answers. The latest health spending figures had ju(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald told the Dáil that “women were literally allowed to die before fault was admitted”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Scally report, published on Wednesday, was a measured account of a profound failure by the State’s health services. But its conclusions demonstra(...)

Supermac’s outlet on Eyre Square, Galway city. File photograph: Google Street View

A woman who wrote a letter objecting to a planned fast food outlet at Eyre Square in Galway city which would compete with a nearby Supermac’s is a lon(...)

Pat McDonagh of Supermac’s. File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Letters purporting to come from the occupant of a property owned by Pat McDonagh of Supermac’s objecting to a competing fast food outlet proposed for(...)

The Midland Regional Hospital was ‘not fully aligned’ to the current hospital group governance structure.

Two hospitals have been found to be in breach of the HSE’s guidelines on the screening of patients for a superbug that was described by health officia(...)

Vicky Phelan at Government buildings on Monday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

1: Scally scoping inquiry Public health specialist Dr Gabriel Scally was appointed in May to chair an independent scoping inquiry to establish the fa(...)

Vicky and Jim Phelan leaving the Four Courts after the announcement of a settlement of their High Court action for damages in April. Photograph: Collins Courts

Vicky Phelan, whose story brought the CervicalCheck scandal to light, has said the fines facing healthcare providers for poor performance under propos(...)

Universal free GP care is to be downgraded to a long-term objective, according to Cabinet papers. File photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire

Universal free GP care, a key element of the Sláintecare plan that proposed a five-year timescale for the health reform strategy, is to be downgraded (...)

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(...)

Tony O’Brien, former director general of the HSE: got approval from shareholders in Evofem at its annual meeting in San Diego on May 8th to acquire 2,057 shares, two days before he stepped down from HSE role. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Tony O’Brien received approval to exercise his first share options as a director of a US healthcare company two days before he resigned as Health Serv(...)

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