Tag Archives: Department of Health

Health Minister Simon Harris frustrated as opening of new €24 million A&E at hospital does little to ease overcrowding

HEALTH Minister Simon Harris wrote to the management of a hospital asking them how overcrowding seemed to be getting worse even after a new €24 million A&E had been opened there. The new emergency facility had opened at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) during May amid promises of three times more space and far better conditions […]

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Minister John Halligan used “erroneous” figures to overstate level of cardiac services at Waterford Hospital

THE head of the HSE’s national programme for coronary care said Minister John Halligan had misrepresented patient numbers to overstate the level of cardiac care services being provided at Waterford Hospital. Prof Kieran Daly – clinical lead for the National Programme for Acute Coronary Syndrome – said that Halligan had used “erroneous” figures in an […]

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How the Freedom of Information Act can help save money for the taxpayer – Leo Varadkar’s repayment of €1,970.40

Some of you may remember a story I did last year about how Minister Leo Varadkar had made a double claim for expenses at a higher mileage rate than he was allowed. These are the background documents to that, which show how Mr Varadkar ended up making a repayment of €1,970.40. This is a copy […]

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