Tony O Brien

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Tony O’Brien, HSE director general: US role would earn him an “annual cash retainer” of $50,000, additional cash fees of $15,000 and initial share-buying options worth $180,000 vesting over a three-year period with further annual options of $90,000.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Department of Health was informed in January by Health Service Executive director general Tony O’Brien that his membership of a board of a US comp(...)

Dáil private members’ business on Tuesday is scheduled for a motion from the Rural Independents group of TDs, but Sinn Féin says it will seek to amend the Rural Independents’ motion with its own motion of no confidence in the HSE chief

Sinn Féin has published a motion of no confidence in HSE director general Tony O’Brien, which it will seek to have debated in the Dáil next week. If (...)

 Vicky and Jim Phelan from Annacotty, Co Limerick, pictured leaving the Four Courts last week after the announcement of a settlement of their High Court action for damages. Photograph: Collins

For the Government, the timing couldn’t be worse. In the middle of a tense referendum campaign on abortion, it has had to open an official inquiry in(...)

Fianna Fáil health spokesman Stephen Donnelly has said HSE director general Tony O’Brien (pictured) “should step back with immediate effect”. He was speaking on behalf of his party when he made his comments. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The HSE on Friday identified another woman who has been affected by the cervical cancer scandal, bringing the number affected to 209. “The work of t(...)

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

Government Ministers are not ruling out the possibility of director general of the Health Service Executive Tony O’Brien leaving his position earlier (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris  said   waiting times for calls to be answered had  reduced significantly following  the decision to  bring in 40 additional public health staff to deal with the volume of calls being received. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The CervicalCheck helpline has received more than 8,000 calls since it was set up to deal with the cervical cancer screening scandal, Minister for Hea(...)

Secretary General of the Department of the Taoiseach Martin Fraser appearing before the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee on Thursday. Photograph: Oireachtas TV

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has rejected an apparent suggestion by the State’s most senior civil servant that the Government knew months ago of claims by w(...)

HSE director general Tony O’Brien with Minister for Health Simon Harris. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

HSE director general Tony O’Brien is to take a temporary leave of absence from the board of a US company he joined earlier this year. The Irish Times(...)

Leo Varadkar:  moved to reassure women whose smear tests returned a negative result that they should not worry that those results may not be accurate. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The Taoiseach fell prey to an accidental doughnut during Leaders’ Questions. It was probably just a coincidence. Although some would say it was 100 (...)

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