Mary Harney

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The first payment was made, but not the second phase, following the collapse in the public finances, and the State later cut consultants’ pay by 15%-25%. File photograph: Getty Images

The State has warned that a successful legal action by hospital consultants over withheld pay increases could have “catastrophic consequences” for hea(...)

Online medical services: beneficial or a cause for concern?

We use our phones and computers for work, online shopping, and the majority of our banking services – so why not for a visit to the GP? A video or onl(...)

Under Simon Harris’ new proposals the HSE board is to be re-established. Here we go again. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fifteen years ago next month the then minister for health and current Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin announced a major programme of health service (...)

In the wake of this controversy, politicians from across the political divide might reflect on what is required to remedy the problem. File photograph: Getty Images

Vicky Phelan, Emma Mhic Mhathúna and Stephen Teap (husband of Irene) have consistently called for management and political accountability for the heal(...)

In all the justifiable outrage about the  failures of the State’s cervical cancer screening programme brought to light by Vicky Phelan’s legal action, we must not lose sight of the brutal truth that unnecessary death is a systemic question. Photograph: Collins Courts

Karl Marx famously claimed that everything in history happens twice – the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce. But when it comes to women’(...)

Rebecca O’Malley and Karl Henry, whose wife Anne Moriarty died after a cancer misdiagnosis, on their way to meet then minister for health Mary Harney in 2008. File photograph: Frank Miller

Rebecca O’Malley, the woman at the centre of a major breast cancer diagnosis scandal several years ago, has expressed shock at the current cervical ca(...)

The precarious overcrowding of 1997 has alleviated, down from almost 800 prisoners then to 650 now.

Not long after it was first broadcast, in 1997, the four-part documentary The Joy received a fascinating review from an unlikely quarter. “We didn’t n(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Berlin last week. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Of all the Brexit-inspired mantras that government ministers have learned to repeat with robotic consistency, one in particular – that Ireland’s desti(...)

Donald Trump and Leo Varadkar: the Taoiseach speaks for a country that is being forced to think deeply about its place in the world. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty

Leo Varadkar does not often give set-piece speeches about Irish public values. Perhaps it is just as well. Last Wednesday he gave one in Washington D(...)

The INMO said there were 13 children on trolleys waiting for a bed. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

The number of people on trolleys in emergency departments and on wards awaiting admission to a hospital bed has fallen to 585 on Wednesday. This is d(...)

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