Mary Harney

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Managing director Sinead McSweeney in Twitter’s Dublin headquarters. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Twitter may have honed the world’s ability to distil insights into 280 characters but decidedly longer reads were a formative part of Twitter Ireland (...)

Why do we spend enough money to have a first-class health service but end up with waiting lists that will top a million patients this year? Photograph: Pierre Andrieu/AFP/Getty Images

Why does the State not work? Why is it chronically unable to produce effective, timely and fair responses to social crises? Why can it not tackle a cr(...)

The investigators were hired to monitor individual doctors’ hours. Photograph:  Thinkstock

The Health Service Executive spent €117,853 hiring private investigators to monitor if medical consultants were fulfilling their contracted hours in t(...)

O'donoghue

Prof Martin O’Donoghue, the economist and former government minister, was remembered at his funeral on Tuesday as a courteous and gentle man who used (...)

Declan Flynn, whose killers left him bleeding so severely that he died of asphyxia, essentially choking on his own blood.

Declan Flynn loved music, particularly Elvis Presley. The former Aer Rianta worker had a special bond with his Down syndrome brother Greg and loved br(...)

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’(...)

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