Marc Macsharry

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The committee said the officer had his salary suspended after he submitted a protected disclosure. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An Irish Service prison officer has had his salary suspended after he made a protected disclosure, according the Public Accounts Committee. The comm(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris is assessing if services provided under the Maternity and Infant Scheme can be expanded to women who may require an abortion. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is considering covering the cost of care for women seeking a termination of their pregnancy. Minister for Health Simon Harris is asses(...)

Micheál Martin: he  argued strongly in favour of repeal. He met an immediate backlash within the parliamentary party and the wider grassroots. However, he got it right and they got it wrong

Micheál Martin issued a very clear message to the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party on Tuesday night to implement the decision of the people on the Eigh(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin told his party’s his TDs and senators any amendments to legislation allowing for unrestricted abortion up to 12 weeks must go through Stephen Donnelly, the health spokesman. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has moved to prevent his TDs and senators tabling amendments to the legislation allowing for unrestricted abortion u(...)

Tony O’Brien is to stand aside from his position on Friday after weeks of controversy over the CervicalCheck programme. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A tweet from the director general of the Health Service Executive Tony O’Brien has been strongly criticised by politicians. Mr O’Brien is to stand as(...)

Departing HSE chief Tony O’ Brien. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Memos provided to the departing head of the HSE on the background to the cervical screening audits are “devastating” and show that a strategy of conta(...)

Outgoing HSE  Director General Tony O’ Brien who discussed told Public Accounts Committee he had received a briefing note from national director for health and well-being Stephanie O’Keefe. Photograph: Collins

HSE chief Tony O’Brien has said he was told in 2016 that the results of audit findings in relation to who developed cervical cancer were to be communi(...)

Public money has been used to build a bar, restaurant and cinema for a private company to make a profit, the Public Accounts Committee (Pac) has heard(...)

The Dáil chamber. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Dáil was suspended on Wednesday after a row over remarks by Fianna Fáil TD Marc MacSharry that were labelled “anti-Semitic”. Mr MacSharry shouted(...)

A man walks with an umbrella under heavy snow in Pogradec, Albania. Photograph: Gent Shkullaku/AFP/Getty Images

Health service staff have been advised that those unable to attend work due to the expected bad weather this week may have to use their annual leave t(...)

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