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# tony-obrien - Monday 18 May, 2020

Oireachtas committee chair defends length of sitting after public health concerns
# Michael McNamara
# Michael McNamara

Oireachtas committee chair defends length of sitting after public health concerns

May 18th 2020, 4:13 PM 11,187 Views 20 Comments

Former HSE chief Tony O’Brien questioned the length of the sitting.

# tony-obrien - Saturday 9 February, 2019

Tony O'Brien accuses the PAC of 'chasing every passing controversy... it doesn't add any value'
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Tony O'Brien accuses the PAC of 'chasing every passing controversy... it doesn't add any value'

Feb 9th 2019, 12:01 PM 18,422 Views 69 Comments

“I’m glad to be out,” he said when asked if he misses being in charge of the HSE.

# tony-obrien - Monday 5 November, 2018

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

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

Updated Nov 5th 2018, 4:46 PM 25,456 Views 63 Comments

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'
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

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

Nov 4th 2018, 2:11 PM 35,716 Views 53 Comments

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
# Smear Test Controversy
# Smear Test Controversy

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

May 11th 2018, 8:00 PM 16,613 Views 98 Comments

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
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

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

May 11th 2018, 6:46 PM 27,603 Views 52 Comments

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
# New Face
# New Face

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

May 11th 2018, 5:26 PM 18,946 Views 49 Comments

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
# CervicalCheck

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

May 11th 2018, 12:08 PM 62,844 Views 74 Comments

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
# Cervical Cancer

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

May 11th 2018, 10:50 AM 62,978 Views 71 Comments

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
# Gone
# Gone

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

May 10th 2018, 9:34 PM 58,995 Views 163 Comments

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
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

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

May 10th 2018, 9:10 PM 28,408 Views 76 Comments

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
# CervicalCheck

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

May 10th 2018, 11:45 AM 105,099 Views 91 Comments

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
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

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

May 9th 2018, 10:36 AM 16,656 Views 95 Comments

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
# Chopping Block
# Chopping Block

Ministers Zappone and McGrath believe HSE boss should step aside

May 8th 2018, 6:20 PM 13,834 Views 59 Comments

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
# Stepping Down
# Stepping Down

HSE boss Tony O'Brien to leave position early

May 6th 2018, 3:20 PM 28,199 Views 77 Comments

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
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

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

May 2nd 2018, 4:12 PM 8,545 Views 12 Comments

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
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

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

May 1st 2018, 10:25 PM 28,568 Views 69 Comments

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
# Stepping Down
# Stepping Down

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

Mar 6th 2018, 3:46 PM 12,771 Views 60 Comments

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'
# Abortion Referendum
# Abortion Referendum

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

Feb 7th 2018, 7:57 PM 16,365 Views 55 Comments

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
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

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

Jan 10th 2018, 6:26 PM 12,361 Views 106 Comments

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
# Abuse
# Abuse

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

Oct 27th 2017, 6:20 AM 7,149 Views 8 Comments

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
# SERVICE CUTS
# SERVICE CUTS

HSE boss defends the downgrading of Roscommon Hospital

Jul 21st 2017, 6:45 AM 10,827 Views 21 Comments

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'
# At The Coal Face
# At The Coal Face

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

Jul 20th 2017, 10:44 PM 32,318 Views 41 Comments

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
# Grace Case
# Grace Case

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

Jun 15th 2017, 7:18 PM 11,943 Views 19 Comments

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
# Care Of The State
# Care Of The State

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

Apr 30th 2017, 3:24 PM 10,770 Views 16 Comments

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
# Foster Care
# Foster Care

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

Mar 24th 2017, 12:14 PM 21,003 Views 43 Comments

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
# Cash Injection
# Cash Injection

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

Jan 15th 2017, 2:23 PM 15,160 Views 48 Comments

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"
# Apology
# Apology

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

Nov 10th 2016, 11:56 AM 16,290 Views 79 Comments

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'
# Safeguards
# Safeguards

Foster care rules are 'being ignored and bypassed'

Feb 2nd 2016, 6:02 AM 8,381 Views 17 Comments

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
# Love Letters
# Love Letters

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

Mar 24th 2015, 7:48 AM 7,037 Views 7 Comments

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
# Surveillance
# Surveillance

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

Jan 13th 2015, 5:19 PM 8,534 Views 40 Comments

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
# No Beds
# No Beds

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

Jan 7th 2015, 12:08 PM 10,718 Views 46 Comments

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
# HSE Service Plan
# HSE Service Plan

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

Nov 27th 2014, 4:40 PM 13,555 Views 59 Comments

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
# Intervention
# Intervention

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

Sep 28th 2014, 1:46 PM 9,794 Views 0 Comments

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
# Health Budget
# Health Budget

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

Sep 16th 2014, 10:13 AM 7,373 Views 25 Comments

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
# Awkward
# Awkward

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

Jun 13th 2014, 1:25 PM 10,174 Views 53 Comments

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'
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

PAC Chair says HSE is 'not fit for purpose'

Jun 12th 2014, 4:50 PM 9,735 Views 28 Comments

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
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

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

Jun 6th 2014, 10:16 AM 10,177 Views 73 Comments

“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
# Health Committee
# Health Committee

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

Apr 3rd 2014, 1:21 PM 7,499 Views 13 Comments

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
# Show Me The Money
# Show Me The Money

PAC to seek legal advice before revealing Rehab executives' salaries

Feb 27th 2014, 8:34 PM 8,323 Views 31 Comments

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

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