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# mary-harney - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Mary Harney named chancellor of UL

The former Tánaiste will take up the appointment immediately.

# mary-harney - Monday 28 September, 2015

The ban that stopped scenes like this is going nationwide

Smoky coal is being banned across the country from the end of 2018.

# mary-harney - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Tired performances all round as David Drumm controversy casts shadow over Banking Inquiry

Mary Harney and John Gormley were the latest former politicians to brave the banking inquiry gauntlet this afternoon.

# mary-harney - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Bertie and Brian got over €80k each last year

The former taoisigh’s annual pensions cannot be cut further, Brendan Howlin has said.

# mary-harney - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Mary Harney is not happy that Mary Lou named her in the Dáil last week

The former tánaiste has made a formal complaint to the Dáil Ceann Comhairle.

# mary-harney - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Back in time: This 'Pizza Delivery' leaflet from the PDs is truly bizarre...

You’d be a fool to consider buying a pizza from anybody else. Especially when the ‘alternatives’ have names like ‘Cheese and Sleaze’…

# mary-harney - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Opinion: Will Leo survive the Department of Health curse?

The newly-crowned Minister for Health’s role could be the making or breaking for one of politics’ rapidly rising stars.

# mary-harney - Sunday 29 June, 2014

'I hope he survives': Senator Crown doesn't think Reilly has been given the chance he needs in health HSE

'I hope he survives': Senator Crown doesn't think Reilly has been given the chance he needs in health

Earlier this week Reilly said the health budget had run over by €158 million.

# mary-harney - Sunday 24 November, 2013

Everything you need to know about the biggest piece of legislation in the State's history

The Companies Bill 2013 is nearly 1,200 pages and proposes to overhaul the way company law operates in Ireland. But in what way? takes a look…

# mary-harney - Thursday 27 June, 2013

New campaign demands long-awaited law to ban teenagers from sunbeds

The Irish Cancer Society is renewing its calls for legislation to minimise the risk of skin cancers in under-18s.

# mary-harney - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Is Galway West TD Noel Grealish joining Fianna Fáil?

The independent TD declined to comment when asked if he was interested in joining the party which itself has denied it has approached the former Progressive Democrat deputy.

# mary-harney - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

Column: Ireland has the worst managed healthcare system in the developed world

While Ireland does not have the worst quality of healthcare, it is run by technically deficient, medically illiterate bureaucrats, says Professor John Crown. What healthcare model should we be looking to?

# mary-harney - Friday 5 October, 2012

Quinn angry at being misled over primary care centres answer in Dáil

“The information was given was from Minister Reilly’s personal office and it clearly was wrong,” Ruairí Quinn told RTÉ radio this morning.

# mary-harney - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Troika forced Ireland into repaying €1bn AIB bond - Quinn

Ruairí Quinn says the Troika are the only people who will affordably lend to Ireland – so what they say goes.

# mary-harney - Sunday 9 September, 2012

Column: Why Ireland should look to Europe as well as America

Mary Harney famously claimed that Ireland was “closer to Boston than Berlin” – but it’s now time to reassess, writes Kate Katharina Ferguson.

# mary-harney - Saturday 26 May, 2012

Shoeing, pieing and 7 other things politicians have had thrown at them Ouch This post contains videos

# mary-harney - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Environment Minister announces review of ban on smokey coal

The ban on smokey coal in Dublin is believed to have resulted in at least 350 fewer deaths each year. Phil Hogan has announced a public consultation on the regulations around the ban.

# mary-harney - Tuesday 27 December, 2011

Top 10 stories you tweeted in 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

Top 10 stories you tweeted in 2011

Gay mice, a footballer leaving Twitter and an April Fools’ joke – some of the stories you most wanted to share with your Twitter followers.

# mary-harney - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

In full: what former ministers get after the government's new levy

We’ve gone through the list of ministerial pensions to see precisely how each living former minister is hit by the various levies.

# mary-harney - Thursday 19 May, 2011

From The Daily Edge Mary Byrne X-Factor voting complaint dropped by BAI Broadcasting

Mary Byrne X-Factor voting complaint dropped by BAI

Complaints over the X-Factor’s controversial sing-off elimination are resolved by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland – but Hook, Tubridy and D’Arcy are all scolded.

"Nightmare situation" as Fair Deal applications suspended

The Fair Deal nursing home scheme has already run out of funding for this year and can’t accommodate any new people who need financial assistant to cover the costs of that care.

# mary-harney - Thursday 5 May, 2011

McCafferty didn’t know she was live when making Harney comments

The former Minister for Health settles action against Newstalk over comments made on air by Nell McCafferty last year.

# mary-harney - Wednesday 4 May, 2011

Mary Harney reportedly secures €450k settlement with Newstalk

The former Tanaiste had taken a defamation case against radio station over comments made on show.

# mary-harney - Friday 1 April, 2011

The 9 at 9: April Fool's Day

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Anger over the government’s failure to make the bondholders share the pain; Financial Regulator Matthew Elderfield says criminal charges will come, and red faces for Royal aides as they invite the wrong Mary to the the wedding of William and Kate.

Royal family apologises over Harney wedding gaffe

Clarence House apologises “unreservedly” after a case of mistaken identity in which the former Health Minister was sent an invitation in the place of President.

# mary-harney - Sunday 27 February, 2011

The PDs return: former party fares better in 2011 than 2007

The party that disbanded after its election slaughter in 2007 sees its former candidates gain ground this time around.

# mary-harney - Friday 25 February, 2011

Department publishes review of VHI claims costs

Milliman’s report into VHI’s cost control, and how it can streamline its operations, is published in redacted form.

Councillor convicted of assault over Harney paint incident

Louise Minihan of Éirígí is convicted of throwing red paint over then-Minister for Health, Mary Harney, in November.

# mary-harney - Thursday 20 January, 2011

Backbenchers could still plan coup to oust Cowen

Fianna Fáil backbenchers aren’t happy about how the cabinet crisis was managed – and the knives could still be out.

Cowen's new cabinet and election date: his statement in full

The full text of Brian Cowen’s full statement to the Dáil, announcing his restructured cabinet and the date of the election.

Cabinet reshuffle expected as sixth minister quits

Batt O’Keeffe joins Mary Harney, Noel Dempsy, Dermot Ahern and Tony Killeen in announcing his departure from the cabinet.

Don't bother with reshuffle, call an election - opposition

The opposition parties say the latest developments around the cabinet table are a sign an election should be called.

Mary Harney's last months as Minister: The Top 5 moments

A selection of Harney stories from her last few months in cabinet…

# mary-harney - Wednesday 19 January, 2011

Harney resigns from ministerial role

Minister for Health joins Micheál Martin in resigning from cabinet, and says she will not contest the general election.

# mary-harney - Monday 10 January, 2011

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# mary-harney - Friday 7 January, 2011

Has ANYONE seen Mary Harney?

Any information leading to her recovery can be sent to

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Swine flu is back – and this time it means business; parents under the microscope and how Ted’s excellent adventure almost ended in tears.

# mary-harney - Wednesday 24 November, 2010

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# mary-harney - Friday 19 November, 2010

Harney says 3,000 HSE redundancies and Budget cuts will have ‘major impact’ HSE

Harney says 3,000 HSE redundancies and Budget cuts will have ‘major impact’

As the deadline for HSE voluntary redundancies arrives, Harney says Budget cuts and job losses will take their toll.

# mary-harney - Wednesday 17 November, 2010

RTÉ forced to clarify Harney ‘resignation’ TV prank

Montrose backtracks after a Republic of Telly ‘joke’ suggested that health minister Mary Harney had resigned.

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