Mary Harney

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As one manager said: it is not possible to run an efficient hospital if you do not know when senior consultants will be available for work. Photograph: PA

Public patients have to wait for years for treatment in publicly funded hospitals while their privately insured neighbours jump the queue. It has been(...)

State-paid senior doctors are richly rewarded for pushing their private patients to the head of the queue. Public patients pay the price for this.

It is beyond cruel to see in last night’s PrimeTime Investigates programme how the lives of public patients waiting to see consultants in State-funded(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris who got Cabinet agreement on Friday for the establishment of an independent group to advance the Sláintecare plan. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Sláintecare plan is the third radical blueprint for overhauling the country’s health service in roughly a decade. In Mary Harney’s period as mini(...)

The funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave at Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham. Military Pallbearers carry the coffin into the church. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar led the mourners at the funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave in Dublin on Saturday. President Michael D Higgins, who is (...)

Health insurance cover has been rising for two straight years. Photograph: iStock

The recovering health cover sector, slowly but consistently regaining its strength, will leave insurance companies feeling a lot better. Go back alm(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD brought a memo to the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday seeking consent to draft the general scheme of a Human Tissue Bill. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government has approved the creation of an opt-out system for organ donation. Minister for Health Simon Harris brought a memo to the Cabinet meet(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the National Day of Commemoration ceremony at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin, on Sunday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The intervention of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the debate about the Jobstown trial could delay a similar trial due to begin later this year, according (...)

The HPV vaccine has been administered to teenage girls since 2010.

The State’s health watchdog is to assess the feasibility of extending the HPV cancer vaccine to boys. The vaccine has been administered to teenage gi(...)

Thomas Power on his wedding day to Bernadette Power (nee Delaney) last September. The 39-year-old from Dunmore East died while being transferred between University Hospital Waterford and Cork Universirty Hospital. Photograph:  Facebook

The lonely death of Thomas Power in an ambulance near Dungarvan this week is far from the regional issue it might seem to people in other parts of the(...)

Fine Gael TD for Dublin West Leo Varadkar’s meteoric rise is partly the result of avoiding contentious decisions in favour of popular rhetoric. Photograph: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/AFP/Getty Images

In Dublin West 10 years ago, Leo Varadkar, then trying to win a seat in a tightly fought constituency, distributed hundreds of Lion bars, emblazoned w(...)

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