Kate O Connell

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 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaks at a  #WorkEqual conference in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

There are some things the Government controls, and there are things that the Government doesn’t control, the Taoiseach told the farmers last week. He(...)

Flawless foundation: former taoiseach Bertie Ahern. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

The important task of stockpiling ammunition ahead of the general election is underway in earnest in the main parties. Goggle-eyed junior assistants (...)

The five-year-old  boy  in   the room being used to store medical equipment at Tallaght children’s hospital on Friday.   Photograph taken by his family

A mother of four has described as “disgraceful” conditions in the National Children’s Hospital at Tallaght after her sick five-year-old son was tended(...)

 There were 29 flu cases reported last week, and 70 to date this  winter, with 15-64 year-olds most affected.   File photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

This winter’s flu season has already begun, the HSE believes, with almost 30 cases reported in the past week alone. Separately, a spike in RSV (or re(...)

Dr Sigurdur Olafsson, director of hepatology at Landspitali hospital in Reykjavik, says there is ‘no question’ Ireland can learn from the Icelandic experience. ‘First you need to test – if you don’t look for the disease, you won’t find it.’

Disease elimination is the holy grail of public health, a goal rarely achieved and often difficult to maintain. The eradication of smallpox globally,(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally said the number of slides sent to laboratories used in the CervicalCheck programme could only be tracked through the billings systems of laboratories, not by their clinical registers. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Seven of the 16 laboratories involved in the CervicalCheck scandal were not inspected by the team set up to investigate it, and they have now closed d(...)

Mary Mitchell O’Connor: ‘Projects such as BusConnects are intended to improve the lives of residents, not to rip the heart out of their village, their community.’

Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor is the latest high profile Fine Gael politician to criticise the State’s proposed BusCon(...)

Local elections, Kimmage-Rathmines: Green Party local election candidate Patrick Costello canvasses in Harold’s Cross, Dublin. Photo : Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

“Do you know anything about this spine, what’s it called, BusConnects?” asks a young woman in Harold’s Cross, south Dublin, who has just answered the (...)

Kim Kardashian and other celebrities are ‘coming into issues that have a serious effect on our public health’, Fine Gael TD Kate O’Connell told an Oireachtas committee on Wednesday. File photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty

Vaccinated children could be left deaf or suffer other complications through being exposed to mumps, the Oireachtas health committee has heard. Docto(...)

BusConnects aims to overhaul Dublin bus system by creating 230km of dedicated bus lanes. Photograph: Alan Betson

A Fine Gael TD has questioned time savings anticipated under the BusConnects plan and claimed it lacks the “creative vision” needed to address the gro(...)

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