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From TheJournal.ie "I think it's a bit rich of Mícheál Martin"- James Reilly resists calls to resign Going Nowhere

"I think it's a bit rich of Mícheál Martin"- James Reilly resists calls to resign

Reilly has come under increased pressure about spending and savings figures within the Department of Health.

From TheJournal.ie Vaccine reminder issued as HSE says 1,000 could die in severe flu season Flu Vaccine

Vaccine reminder issued as HSE says 1,000 could die in severe flu season

Those in at-risk groups can get the vaccine free-of-charge from their GP or pharmacy.

From TheJournal.ie Litany of failures in how HSE dealt with child's abuse allegations Sexual Abuse

Litany of failures in how HSE dealt with child's abuse allegations

The Ombudsman for Children upheld a complaint from the family and found that the HSE’s actions had negatively affected the young girl.

From TheJournal.ie Strike action now “inevitable” say junior doctors Doctors Strike

Strike action now “inevitable” say junior doctors

The 24 hour action was postponed for a week, and then suspending indefinitely. But the IMO is now accusing the HSE of lacking “real engagement”.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how many people have left the HSE over the past four years Departures
From TheJournal.ie HSE receives 2,700 applications for career breaks - far more than expected Health Service

HSE receives 2,700 applications for career breaks - far more than expected

The HSE had to turn down the vast majority of applications for the three year break as the number of applications had expected to number in the hundreds.

From TheJournal.ie Troika recommends cuts to specialist doctors' salaries Euroleaks

Troika recommends cuts to specialist doctors' salaries Exclusive

In a leaked document, the Troika suggests a number of radical measures to address the health service overspend including hiring specialists from abroad, cutting doctors’ pay and making savings on the cost of drugs.

From TheJournal.ie Criticism for HSE's 2013 service plan as health unions to be briefed Health Service

Criticism for HSE's 2013 service plan as health unions to be briefed

Unions representing health service workers will be briefed on the HSE’s national service plan announced yesterday as political reaction was less than positive towards the plan.

From TheJournal.ie Nurses' union demands boycott of graduate scheme over pay dispute Nursing

Nurses' union demands boycott of graduate scheme over pay dispute

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation says graduate nurses should not have to work for 80 per cent of the usual wage.

From TheJournal.ie HSE to recruit up to 1,000 graduate nurses and midwives next year HSE

HSE to recruit up to 1,000 graduate nurses and midwives next year

The recruitment drive could save as much as €10 million by reducing the reliance on agency workers and overtime, the HSE said this evening.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix...now with added live news anchor proposal Need To Know

The Evening Fix...now with added live news anchor proposal

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie Junior doctors warn Health Minister they will emigrate Health

Junior doctors warn Health Minister they will emigrate

Over 800 junior doctors have warned James Reilly that the agenda to portray the medical profession as though it is driven by greed is creating “deep unease”.

From TheJournal.ie Carers 'heavily stressed' says online survey Society

Carers 'heavily stressed' says online survey

Half of carers in survey suffer from illnesses and socialising or holidays are an infrequent, sometimes rare, occurrence.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The financial transaction tax is a must for Ireland’s future Opinion

Column: The financial transaction tax is a must for Ireland’s future

Imagine the difference €500million could make for our ailing health services – yet the Government is opposed, writes Labour MEP Nessa Childers.

From TheJournal.ie Leaders' Questions: Micheál Martin says health service is a 'catastrophe' Leaders' Questions

Leaders' Questions: Micheál Martin says health service is a 'catastrophe'

Taoiseach Enda Kenny faced questions from the opposition in the Dáil this afternoon as TDs returned to action with plenty of fiery rhetoric.

From TheJournal.ie James Reilly: New consultants will have to face a hefty pay cut New Deal

James Reilly: New consultants will have to face a hefty pay cut

Consultants may also have to work weekends under the terms of the new deal.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly's position as health minister 'untenable', says FF Health Service

Reilly's position as health minister 'untenable', says FF

Micheál Martin accuses James Reilly of hiding behind the HSE board on health cuts, after trying to abolish it last year.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

The nine stories you need to know this morning.

From TheJournal.ie FG mayor speaks out against disability cuts Disability Cuts

FG mayor speaks out against disability cuts

Councillor Peggy Nolan said we should be looking at wastage in the HSE and addressing the problems from the top down.

HSE's Johnny hits the town... Here's Johnny This post contains images

HSE's Johnny hits the town...

The mascot from the new sexual health campaign has been alarming… sorry, meeting… people on the street.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the Croke Park Agreement be renegotiated? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Croke Park Agreement be renegotiated?

Health minister James Reilly has raised the possibility of cutting some health service pay rates – but this would breach the deal. What do you think?

From TheJournal.ie Up to 20,000 children on waiting lists for orthodontic work Dentists

Up to 20,000 children on waiting lists for orthodontic work

The situation is particularly bad in Kerry, Cork, Laois, Offaly and Sligo, according to the new head of the Irish Dental Association.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Healthcare - who needs it, wha'? Health This post contains videos

VIDEO: Healthcare - who needs it, wha'?

What do you think of this Amnesty Ireland campaign to spark a debate about access to health services?

From TheJournal.ie GPs urged to display price lists Doctor Fees

GPs urged to display price lists

The Irish Medical Organisation recommended last year that all its members should introduce price lists – but not all GPs are yet doing it.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The war on drugs isn't working. We need to medicalise heroin. Opinion

Column: The war on drugs isn't working. We need to medicalise heroin.

Heroin addiction is behind much of the criminality in this country – and failing to do something about it will not make the problem go away, writes Senator John Crown.

From TheJournal.ie Central Mental Hospital to be moved to north Dublin Health Service

Central Mental Hospital to be moved to north Dublin

A report into conditions at the Central Mental Hospital last year described it as “unsuitable”.

From TheJournal.ie Watch: British government minister heckled over reforms to health service Heckled This post contains videos

Watch: British government minister heckled over reforms to health service

One woman took Andrew Lansley to task over his proposals to reform Britain’s National Health Service.

From TheJournal.ie 'Unavoidable reduction' in health services on the way - Reilly HSE

'Unavoidable reduction' in health services on the way - Reilly

The health minister said the HSE will have lost 4,200 staff, but insisted this would not lead to unsafe services.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin says government has 'no plan at all' for health service exodus Health Service

Sinn Féin says government has 'no plan at all' for health service exodus

The party says it has received figures detailing 3,800 departures from the health service under the early retirement scheme

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In tonight’s Fix: A move towards mortgage relief; the deadliest place on Earth for girls; and should Ireland rejoin the Commonwealth?

From TheJournal.ie More than 2,000 to retire from health service by end of month Health Service

More than 2,000 to retire from health service by end of month

Enda Kenny has given a detailed breakdown of the numbers expected to leave, after fears were raised over the impact on services.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly under fire over admission that operations will be cancelled Health Service

Reilly under fire over admission that operations will be cancelled

Opposition TDs have warned that waiting times could shoot up after the retirement deadline for health workers this month.

From TheJournal.ie Loss of nearly 2,000 nurses from HSE 'a major blow' HSE

Loss of nearly 2,000 nurses from HSE 'a major blow'

New figures have shown that 3,500 personnel – the vast majority of them nurses – are due to leave the HSE by the end of February.

From TheJournal.ie Call for HIQA to probe ambulance response following Drogheda death Drogheda

Call for HIQA to probe ambulance response following Drogheda death

Gerald Nash has called for an inquiry after an ambulance had to be requested from a town 25km away to handle an accident in which a pedestrian died in Drogheda yesterday evening.

From TheJournal.ie Column: How many people will austerity kill? Opinion

Column: How many people will austerity kill?

The debate on the health service is a morass of figures. But cuts are life-or-death moral choices, writes Aaron McKenna.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of patients referred to private fund – only to be seen by same consultant Consultants

Hundreds of patients referred to private fund – only to be seen by same consultant

Hundreds of consultants referred patients to the National Treatment Purchase Fund – and ended up treating them a second time.

From TheJournal.ie Column: My night in the emergency department Opinion

Column: My night in the emergency department

Hospital staff say emergency departments are in crisis – but how is the experience for patients? Clare Kleinedler writes about the night she found out…

From TheJournal.ie HSE chief executive to be questioned by TDs and senators Health Service

HSE chief executive to be questioned by TDs and senators

Cathal Magee will face questions about the health service crisis when he appears before an Oireachtas committee.

From TheJournal.ie Minister for Health warns of significant health service cuts Health

Minister for Health warns of significant health service cuts

In parliamentary party meetings today, Dr James Reilly indicated he would frontload the cuts his department is facing in the coming year and says frontline services will be hit.

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘The system is sick’ – inside a hospital emergency department Read Me

Column: ‘The system is sick’ – inside a hospital emergency department

Dozens of patients on trolleys and a handful of nurses struggling to keep up – emergency department nurse Anne Burke tells TheJournal.ie about a system in crisis.