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#tony obrien

# tony-obrien - Monday 5 November, 2018

Simon Harris on criticism from ex-HSE chief: 'I will never apologise for holding people to account' HSE

Simon Harris on criticism from ex-HSE chief: 'I will never apologise for holding people to account'

Varadkar said Tony O’Brien “was right to step down” as HSE chief in light of the CervicalCheck scandal.

# tony-obrien - Sunday 4 November, 2018

Former HSE chief calls Simon Harris 'a frightened little boy'

The Health Minister has been defended by Charlie Flanagan, who said Tony O’Brien had “a pretty rapid fall from grace”.

# tony-obrien - Friday 11 May, 2018

'We can and we will demand answers': Varadkar and Harris want to know why memos were kept from them

Who knew what when: Varadkar and Harris want to know why information was kept from them.

Tony O’Brien has posted a video saying goodbye to HSE staff

O’Brien announced his resignation last night after coming under pressure over the smear test scandal.

John Connaghan will be the new head of the HSE - but only temporarily

Connaghan was previously the deputy director general and chief operating officer at the HSE.

'He's lashing out': Tony O'Brien criticises TDs' conduct at committee meeting CervicalCheck This post contains videos

'He's lashing out': Tony O'Brien criticises TDs' conduct at committee meeting

Vicky Phelan accused the former Director General of the HSE of ‘throwing his toys out of the pram’.

'God forbid that a woman who got a letter might run to the media' Cervical Cancer This post contains videos

'God forbid that a woman who got a letter might run to the media'

Tony O’Brien has criticised how some TDs conducted themselves at the Public Accounts Committee hearing yesterday.

# tony-obrien - Thursday 10 May, 2018

Tony O'Brien has stepped down as HSE Director amid cervical cancer scandal

O’Brien had been the head of the health service since July 2013.

Taoiseach and Health Minister weren't made aware of HSE 'memo' on CervicalCheck

HSE Director General Tony O’Brien has stepped down this evening.

'I had to collect my children from school and tell them that I’m dying': Emma Mhic Mhathúna CervicalCheck This post contains videos

'I had to collect my children from school and tell them that I’m dying': Emma Mhic Mhathúna

Tony O’Brien, Director General of the HSE, has said “anyone who is found to have failed in their duty” will be held to account.

# tony-obrien - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

Tony O'Brien again faces politicians and again 'respectfully declines' to step down

Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly told O’Brien he should go ‘without prejudice’.

# tony-obrien - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Ministers Zappone and McGrath believe HSE boss should step aside

Vicky Phelan, whose cervical cancer is now terminal, has called for Tony O’Brien to go.

# tony-obrien - Sunday 6 May, 2018

HSE boss Tony O'Brien to leave position early

There had been calls for O’Brien to step down.

# tony-obrien - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

There are 10 active legal claims made in relation to CervicalCheck smear tests

Legal proceedings against the HSE or laboratories involved in smear tests have commenced in 6 of those cases.

# tony-obrien - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Vicky Phelan says she's 'disheartened' that more women could be involved in smear test scandal

HSE chief Tony O’Brien said he couldn’t guarantee that cancer treatment for some women wasn’t compromised because of the controversy.

# tony-obrien - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

'It has been a unique privilege': HSE chief Tony O'Brien to leave role this summer

Tony O’Brien has led the HSE since 2012.

# tony-obrien - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

'Psychiatrist should not have used HSE headed paper to contact TDs about retaining the Eighth Amendment'

Chief Executive Tony O’Brien said the HSE must stay neutral in referenda and elections.

# tony-obrien - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Varadkar doesn't want anyone to face 'indignity' caused by waiting on a trolley

The Taoiseach said he was speaking as both a doctor and a grandson whose grandmother is “regularly in and out of hospital”.

# tony-obrien - Friday 27 October, 2017

HSE boss says care agency that looked after 'Grace' was not treated unfairly

Tony O’Brien was told by one committee member that he is pre-empting the work of the inquiry.

# tony-obrien - Friday 21 July, 2017

HSE boss defends the downgrading of Roscommon Hospital

The downgrading of the hospital and the closure of the emergency department polarised the community back in 2011.

# tony-obrien - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Dr Rhona Mahony: 'People on the frontline are becoming scared to practice medicine in Ireland'

The Master of the National Maternity Hospital said the fall in recruitment is a big concern in the Irish health service.

# tony-obrien - Thursday 15 June, 2017

Staff involved in care for 'Grace' were promoted, PAC told

In April, a €6.3 million settlement for Grace was approved by the High Court.

# tony-obrien - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Grace case whistleblower says she's 'disappointed' with HSE's response

The whistleblower, who remains anonymous, told RTÉ’s This Week that she wants to appear before committee to set the record straight.

# tony-obrien - Friday 24 March, 2017

'A monumental cock-up': HSE boss admits Grace case worker still in public service and on a full pension

The Director General of the HSE was before an Oireachtas committee yesterday to correct the record.

# tony-obrien - Sunday 15 January, 2017

GPs welcome HSE assertion that €9 billion needed to save Irish health service

HSE director general Tony O’Brien argued today that the HSE is in need of significant and immediate investment in order to save the health service.

# tony-obrien - Thursday 10 November, 2016

HSE boss apologises after leaked memo said patients could be removed with "minimum force"

Minister for Health Simon Harris said that the rescinded memo was “utterly offensive and unacceptable”.

# tony-obrien - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Foster care rules are 'being ignored and bypassed'

Almost one in five foster carers have not been allocated a social worker.

# tony-obrien - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

The HSE has published five letters it sent to health watchdog as hospital fight intensifies

More than 250 adverse findings were discovered in the standards of care at Portlaoise Hospital.

# tony-obrien - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

The HSE has NOT abandoned plans to use CCTV in care homes

They have come to a junction because of privacy issues, however, and are now seeking expert advice on how to move forward.

# tony-obrien - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Overcrowding crisis: Surgeries cancelled at Beaumont as trolley figures remain high

There were a total of 584 people waiting for available hospital beds as of this morning.

# tony-obrien - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Varadkar: Running health service is like feeding the 5,000 with loaves and fish

The Health Minister also ruled out a General Election in 2015.

# tony-obrien - Sunday 28 September, 2014

HSE denies legal action taken to forcibly hydrate Miss Y, but is still reviewing what happened

Reports this morning claimed that Department of Health officials intervened in the case, objecting to the legal action being taken.

# tony-obrien - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

'It's just not true': Leo insists the government didn't cook the books

The Health Minister has been responding to claims from Micheál Martin that the government “cooked the books” in health.

# tony-obrien - Friday 13 June, 2014

'Publicity seeking' McGuinness criticised by his own committee over resignation call

John McGuinness’s call for two senior health officials to resign during a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee yesterday has been criticised by some of his colleagues.

# tony-obrien - Thursday 12 June, 2014

PAC Chair says HSE is 'not fit for purpose'

John McGuinness called on the HSE’s Director General and the Secretary General of the Department of Health to resign.

# tony-obrien - Friday 6 June, 2014

HSE boss: We never asked parents to prove children still had lifelong conditions

“I am saying questions were asked that were not those questions, but which may have been interpreted as that.”

# tony-obrien - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Government accused of targeting people with Down Syndrome in medical card removal

The issues were discussed at a Health Committee this morning.

# tony-obrien - Thursday 27 February, 2014

PAC to seek legal advice before revealing Rehab executives' salaries

The senior staff members declined to reveal how much they earn when grilled by the committee earlier today.

WATCH: Rehab execs refuse to disclose salaries - before HSE says it can tell TDs Rehab Group This post contains videos

WATCH: Rehab execs refuse to disclose salaries - before HSE says it can tell TDs

Another tense exchange at the Public Accounts Committee…

# tony-obrien - Friday 17 January, 2014

HSE chief: Scandal does not spell doom for CRC services Crc

HSE chief: Scandal does not spell doom for CRC services

Tony O’Brien promised parents that the HSE would be “with them for the long haul”.

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