CourtsBogus phonecall about gangland shooting in city flats A recovering drug addict will be sentenced in July for making a “bogus” emergency call about a gangland member being shot at a Dublin city block of flats, a court has heard.

11/02/19 Brendan Treacy (35), of Jamestown Park, Ratoath, Co Meath, leaving court after the hearing. PIC: Collins Courts Aoife Nic Ardghail February 11 2019 9:54 PM 0 Comments Bogus phonecall about gangland shooting in city flats Independent.ie A recovering drug addict will be sentenced in July for making a “bogus” emergency call about a gangland […]

Simon Harris set to apologise to Dail over information he gave about cost of new children’s hospital Health Minister Simon Harris is set to apologise to the Dáil over information he gave about the cost of building the new National Children’s Hospital.

Artist’s impressions of the new hospital Artist’s impressions of the new hospital Simon Harris is expected to apologise to the Dail this week over information he provided on the cost of the new National Children’s Hospital (Niall Carson/PA) Work under way at the site. Photo: Tony Gavin Independent.ie NewsdeskTwitterEmail February 10 2019 6:00 PM 0 […]

Breakthrough in nursing dispute as three-day strike called off – but HSE warns some services may still be disrupted A three-day national strike by 40,000 nurses – due to begin tomorrow – has been called off.

INMO Gen Sec Phil Ni Sheaghdha pictured during the rally at Merrion Square, in support of Nurses and Midwives pay. Picture Credit:Frank McGrath9/2/19 Strike force: Nurses rally at Merrion Square, Dublin, on Saturday as they march in support of their pay demands. Photo: Frank McGrath Eilish O’Regan, Anne-Marie Walsh, Laura Lynott and Ian Begley February […]

Overrun to delay replacement of ‘obsolete’ scanners The replacement of some outdated and “obsolete” hospital medical equipment, including expensive CT scanners and diagnostics machines, is expected to be delayed as part of the cost-cutting needed to…

The updating of equipment is essential for patient safety, but many hospitals are still using obsolete machines which can cost millions of euro. Stock Image Eilish O’ReganTwitterEmail February 11 2019 2:30 AM 0 Comments Overrun to delay replacement of ‘obsolete’ scanners Independent.ie The replacement of some outdated and “obsolete” hospital medical equipment, including expensive CT […]

Kitchens closed in hospital after evidence of rodents found for the second time in two months TWO kitchenette areas in a hospital in Co Meath were served with closure notices last month after a small rodent was found dead.

Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan, Co Meath. Photo: Martin Nolan Rachel FarrellTwitterEmail February 11 2019 1:55 PM 0 Comments Kitchens closed in hospital after evidence of rodents found for the second time in two months Independent.ie TWO kitchenette areas in a hospital in Co Meath were served with closure notices last month after a small rodent […]

HealthReady meals linked to greater risk of dying Diets that include “ultra-processed” ready meals can increase the risk of early death, research suggests.

SUPERMARKET: Ready meals found to be unhealthy John von Radowitz February 11 2019 7:02 PM 0 Comments Ready meals linked to greater risk of dying Independent.ie Diets that include “ultra-processed” ready meals can increase the risk of early death, research suggests. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/ready-meals-linked-to-greater-risk-of-dying-37805392.html https://www.independent.ie/migration_catalog/article25036663.ece/7d0cd/AUTOCROP/h342/shopping Email Diets that include “ultra-processed” ready meals can increase the risk of […]

Ex-Rose of Tralee Walsh to seek FG nomination for EU elections Former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh will seek the Fine Gael nomination to run in the European elections.

Former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh is an LGBT activist. Photo: Conor Healy/Picture It Photography Philip RyanTwitterEmail February 11 2019 2:30 AM 0 Comments Ex-Rose of Tralee Walsh to seek FG nomination for EU elections Independent.ie Former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh will seek the Fine Gael nomination to run in the European elections. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/exrose-of-tralee-walsh-to-seek-fg-nomination-for-eu-elections-37802689.html […]

SDLP hit by resignations after deal with FF ratified The SDLP has been hit by a series of resignations after ratifying its partnership with Fianna Fáil.

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood (centre) speaks to the media as his party has voted by more than two to one to back a new partnership with Fianna Fáil. Photo: Michael McHugh/PA Wire Brett Campbell February 11 2019 2:30 AM 0 Comments SDLP hit by resignations after deal with FF ratified Independent.ie The SDLP has been […]

Martin ‘risks fielding Fianna Fáil C team’ for European elections Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin faces claims of risking fielding a “C team” of candidates in European Parliament elections amid signs party strategists will retreat from persuading TDs not…

Strategy: Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Photo: Colin O’Riordan John DowningTwitter February 11 2019 2:30 AM 0 Comments Martin ‘risks fielding Fianna Fáil C team’ for European elections Independent.ie Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin faces claims of risking fielding a “C team” of candidates in European Parliament elections amid signs party strategists will retreat from […]

‘A new low in Irish politics’ – Tánaiste slams decision by protesters to picket outside Simon Harris’s home TANAISTE Simon Coveney slated as “a new low in Irish politics” the decision by protesters to picket outside the home of Health Minister Simon Harris…

Simon Harris & Simon Coveney Ralph Riegel and Elaine Keogh February 11 2019 1:00 PM 0 Comments ‘A new low in Irish politics’ – Tánaiste slams decision by protesters to picket outside Simon Harris’s home Independent.ie TANAISTE Simon Coveney slated as “a new low in Irish politics” the decision by protesters to picket outside the […]