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#louise o'reilly

# louise-oreilly - Monday 5 August, 2019

'A hidden problem': Up to half of food provided to patients in Irish hospitals is not eaten

The HSE said it is working to implement guidelines in hospitals to address food waste.

# louise-oreilly - Sunday 28 July, 2019

Almost 1,000 people added to the waiting list for home help hours since March

As of the end of June, 7,217 people are waiting on home support packages in the country.

# louise-oreilly - Monday 22 July, 2019

Home help care supports: How many people are waiting in your county?

A total of 6,819 people are waiting for funding for home help hours, but the HSE continues to deny any cuts to the service.

# louise-oreilly - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

So far this year, 32 children have had to stay in adult mental health units and it's going to continue to happen

HSE said placing children in adult units will ‘continue to be necessary’.

# louise-oreilly - Monday 15 July, 2019

Calls for children's urgent care centre at Connolly hospital to open until midnight

The Department of Health has said the opening hours of the new unit have not yet been finalised.

# louise-oreilly - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Psychiatric nurses begin overtime ban as Dáil hears they've been propping up services by working extra hours

As of 7am this morning, psychiatric nurses have not been carrying out work beyond their contracted hours.

# louise-oreilly - Friday 28 June, 2019

Nearly 300 health workers have been assaulted in Irish hospitals so far this year

Of the 279 assaults, 249 were on nurses and midwives.

# louise-oreilly - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

'Wholly unsatisfactory': Harris pressed in Dáil over recruitment freeze in the HSE

Harris said he believed the HSE was putting “sensible” controls in place.

# louise-oreilly - Thursday 11 April, 2019

HSE apologises to women callers to Joe Duffy's Liveline who shared their traumatic childbirth experiences

Over the last fortnight, many women have taken to the national airwaves to share their stories of childbirth.

# louise-oreilly - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

HSE's €318 million spend on agency staff in 2018 described as 'sickening waste of money'

An extra €26 million was spent on agency staff in 2018, compared to 2017.

# louise-oreilly - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

New children's hospital memos show costs were on the up from summer 2017

The new children’s hospital is currently estimated to cost €1.7 billion.

# louise-oreilly - Saturday 9 February, 2019

Almost 15,000 elderly people were forced to wait over 24 hours in emergency departments last year

The latest figures show there was an increase of nearly 3,000 on the year previous.

# louise-oreilly - Saturday 2 February, 2019

Counsellor registration board to be announced, bringing 'rogue' unplanned pregnancy agency regulations one step closer

It could be a number of years before these ‘counsellors’ are outlawed.

# louise-oreilly - Thursday 18 October, 2018

'Not good enough': Tánaiste apologises to women for 18-week delay for their smear test results

Due to the upsurge in the number of women presenting for their smear test, there is now a backlog of 60,000.

# louise-oreilly - Thursday 10 May, 2018

'It seared the soul of our country': Emotional scenes as Emma Mhic Mhathúna's interview raised in the Dáil

“It is a stain on all our doors, it is a stain on all of us,” Labour’s Alan Kelly told his Dáil colleagues today.

# louise-oreilly - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Dáil descends into row over Citizens' Assembly recruitment criticism

The Citizens’ Assembly confirmed this week that seven of the 99 citizens were recruited improperly by Red C Research and Marketing.

# louise-oreilly - Thursday 14 December, 2017

'We have further to go': Why three Sinn Féin politicians abstained in an Eighth Committee vote

Louise O’Reilly said the motion to allow unrestricted access to a termination up to 12 weeks went “slightly beyond party policy”.

# louise-oreilly - Saturday 18 November, 2017

'We shouldn't have to beg': Irish mothers' fight to be heard on drug linked to birth defects

Women who took an epilepsy drug while pregnant say they were not told it could harm their babies.

# louise-oreilly - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Minister orders report into vaginal mesh devices after Irish women experience 'constant pain'

The health minister said he takes it “extraordinarily seriously” if anyone is experiencing pain as a result of a surgery in this country.

# louise-oreilly - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Minister Zappone to raise Irish women's vaginal mesh complications with Simon Harris

Concerns about procedures using these devices have been raised in recent months amid international scrutiny and hundreds of law suits.

# louise-oreilly - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

'The Dáil is no Westminster - but it certainly is a boys' club'

We spoke to female TDs and ministers past and present about the issue.

# louise-oreilly - Thursday 24 August, 2017

92 on-duty ambulances involved in road 'incidents' so far this year

Since 2010, 892 incidents have happened on Irish roads involving National Ambulance Service vehicles.

# louise-oreilly - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Harris 'sickened' at the 'misleading nonsense' spread by rogue crisis pregnancy agencies

The Regulation of Information Act may be strengthened to deal with rogue crisis pregnancy agencies.

# louise-oreilly - Sunday 25 June, 2017

'Risk to the public': 128 doctors working as consultants not on the required specialist register

The figures came following a parliamentary question asked by Sinn Féin’s Louise O’Reilly.

# louise-oreilly - Monday 19 December, 2016

'I don't think he is immortal': Gerry's leadership remains unfazed after recent scandals

There were mutterings that Adams might have met his threshold of controversies, but he remains to see another day.

# louise-oreilly - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

Medical cards on the way for thousands of children who have a severe disability

Children with a severe disability who receive the Domiciliary Care Allowance will qualify for the card, once legislation is passed.

# louise-oreilly - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

VIDEO: There was a HUGE row in the Dáil last night Not Your Mother This post contains videos

VIDEO: There was a HUGE row in the Dáil last night

“I did not come in here to do what your mother should have done and put manners on you.”