Tony O Brien

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Taoiseach  forced to defend the level of spending on cybersecurity after a claim that funding for the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has been “paltry”. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Taoiseach Micheál Martin was forced to defend the level of spending on cybersecurity after a claim that funding for the National Cyber Security Centre(...)

The courts system is hoping to resume full-day physical hearings  ‘as soon as tomorrow’

The courts system is expected to resume full-day physical hearings shortly after receiving etailed advice earlier this morning on the question of the (...)

People exiting Heuston station in Dublin on Tuesday, a day after phase one of Ireland’s five-phase exit plan was triggered. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

We have had sight of the Leaving Cert mathematics paper (higher level). It’s very tough. Here’s one of the questions: If it takes the square root o(...)

Documentation circulated amongst members of the Oireachtas business committee state that a number of today’s witnesses were unwilling to attend together for more than one two-hour session’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Oireachtas has been told that it would be a breach of Covid-19 guidelines for witnesses in Leinster House to be in the same place together for mor(...)

Leo Varadkar, who recently reregistered as a doctor, told the 71 international graduates that he hoped that they would stay and work in the Irish health system for the next year and build their career in Ireland. File photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Reuters

Everyone graduating in medicine in Ireland this year will be offered an internship in the Irish health system as part of the effort to fight the Covid(...)

Fine Gael  Senator Catherine Noone said the imposition of exclusion zones ‘should have been done before now’ and need to be a priority for the start of the new political term. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

There have been renewed calls for the imposition of exclusion zones outside maternity units after anti-abortion activists protested outside the Nation(...)

The NAGP has struggled to collect subscriptions due from doctors due to ‘negative publicity’ in recent months, according to chief executive Chris Goodey.

A liquidator has been appointed to the company behind the National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP). Barry Forrest of Forrest & Co was(...)

The cost of claims against the HSE and settled last year by the agency jumped 13 per cent to €318.7 million, from €283.2 million in 2017. File photograph: Getty

The State is facing a liability of almost €2.8 billion to fund future personal injury and property claims against the Health Service Executive. The f(...)

Last October, Paul Reid was appointed by the Government to serve on the implementation advisory council for the Sláintecare health reform programme. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government is expected to agree to pay a salary of just over €300,000 per year to the new head of the HSE. The Sunday Business Post reported at t(...)

An audit of smear tests showed health service professionals that Vicky Phelan had wrongly received the all-clear from cervical cancer, but she was not told about it. Her High Court case in 2018 brought attention the CervicalCheck controversy. Photograph: Tom Honan

The controversy over the CervicalCheck screening programme has convulsed the health service over the past year, but it might never have come to light (...)

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