Tony O Connell

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Shelbourne will be welcome at Dalymount Park in the event that the club can resolve its difficulties with leaving Tolka Park. Photograph: Inpho

Shelbourne will be welcome at Dalymount Park in the event that the club can resolve its difficulties with leaving Tolka Park and move in with its neig(...)

Warren and Lorraine Reilly from Loughrea who lost two  children while attending Portiuncla Hospital. Photograph: Andrew Downes

Senior management at the Department of Health and the HSE differed sharply on the seriousness of problem births identified at Portiuncula Hospital, do(...)

Micheál Martin: “More people at risk of dying in our hospitals before the Government decides to get to grips with it”

The Government was accused by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin of having no sense of urgency about the increased risk of people dying in hospitals du(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar was responding to The Irish Times story that salary was one reason former HSE director Tony O’Connell resigned unexpectedly after nine months in his €147, 549 job. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has this morning said “the market has spoken” in relation to HSE wage levels and Ireland was now having difficulty co(...)

In a letter to HSE director general Tony O’Brien, Dr O’Connell said his wife had got an academic position in Australia “and I wish to return to Australia to pursue other employment opportunities”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The “much-reduced” salary in Ireland compared with Australia was too much of a financial challenge for him, according to the doctor who stepped dow(...)

The Department of Health and the Health Service Executive (HSE) say significant progress has been made in improving maternity services nationally since the death of Savita Halappanavar.

The Department of Health and the Health Service Executive (HSE) say significant progress has been made in improving maternity services nationally sinc(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar yesterday taking questions from the media about waiting lists and medical cards. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Waiting lists may be hell for patients, but for politicians and managers they are one of the clearest measures of performance in a health service. (...)

Leo Varadkar: ‘In terms of negotiating a good budget for health, waiting lists that make things look better than they are are no good to me.’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said there is no official policy to manipulate hospital waiting lists to meet official targets.Mr Varadkar said (...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has been asked to clarify whether pressure was being placed on health staff to manipulate waiting lists. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Department of Health has said it will be pursuing with the Health Service Executive what it described as “serious allegations” that waiting lists (...)

Portlaoise hospital: the report says the hospital is “not set up to provide safe acute and elective surgery”. Photograph: James Flynn/AP.

“Urgent correction and reconfiguration” is needed to avoid the “collapse” of care processes at Portlaoise hospital, according to an unpublished revie(...)

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