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#Consultants

# consultants - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

'You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs': Hogan defends Irish Water spending
# Big Philly Style
# Big Philly Style

'You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs': Hogan defends Irish Water spending

Jan 15th 2014, 12:54 PM 10,343 Views 129 Comments

The Environment Minister has been called on to resign by Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams today.

# consultants - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Irish Water will spend nearly €86 million on consultants, contractors and legal advice
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Irish Water will spend nearly €86 million on consultants, contractors and legal advice

Jan 14th 2014, 10:51 PM 17,139 Views 100 Comments

The new utility company’s submission to the Oireachtas Environment Committee outlines how up to €180 million will be spent to establish it.

# consultants - Monday 13 January, 2014

Irish Water to appear before Public Accounts Committee following consultancy spend revelations
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Irish Water to appear before Public Accounts Committee following consultancy spend revelations

Jan 13th 2014, 5:14 PM 7,197 Views 58 Comments

The news – which comes after it was revealed Irish Water spent €50m on consultants last year – was welcomed by PAC member and TD Simon Harris.

# consultants - Friday 10 January, 2014

Boyd Barrett: Water charges are a "mafia-style heist"
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Boyd Barrett: Water charges are a "mafia-style heist"

Jan 10th 2014, 9:25 AM 11,262 Views 157 Comments

Meanwhile, Simon Coveney said that Irish Water should get to explain its €50m consultants spend.

# consultants - Saturday 21 December, 2013

NAMA paid out over €143m in consultant fees since 2009
# Fees
# Fees

NAMA paid out over €143m in consultant fees since 2009

Dec 21st 2013, 7:30 AM 4,272 Views 15 Comments

More than €18 million has been spent of legal fees since NAMA’s inception in 2009.

# consultants - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Oct 12th 2013, 7:55 PM 10,744 Views 0 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Dr Taufiq Al Sattar’s family, our optimistic leaders and Irish people spreading sexual diseases abroad.

Consultants' association: HSE being driven by Troika demands, not patient welfare
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Consultants' association: HSE being driven by Troika demands, not patient welfare

Oct 12th 2013, 5:43 PM 5,679 Views 45 Comments

The president of the IHCA also said that the HSE’s “unsympathetic” traits have led to action like the junior doctors’ strike which has created tensions among the ranks.

# consultants - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

The Department of Finance spent €3.6 million on consultancy fees in the last year
# Fees
# Fees

The Department of Finance spent €3.6 million on consultancy fees in the last year

Aug 14th 2013, 6:15 AM 3,721 Views 46 Comments

Legal fees related to the Bank Guarantee account for much of the expenditure, but other consultancies cost the State around half a million euro.

# consultants - Friday 2 August, 2013

Column: Why league tables for doctors – but not schools?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why league tables for doctors – but not schools?

Aug 2nd 2013, 7:00 AM 42 Views 41 Comments

School “league tables” are not allowed in Ireland, meaning you can’t find out how schools do in national exams or standardised tests. But creating such tables is not as difficult as we are led to believe, writes Kevin Denny.

# consultants - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Waiting lists for individual consultants could soon be online
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

Waiting lists for individual consultants could soon be online

Jul 31st 2013, 6:27 PM 6,297 Views 27 Comments

Health Minister Reilly has also announced plans for free GP care for children.

# consultants - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

'Draconian' abortion proposals are 'completely unworkable' - psychiatrists
# Abortion
# Abortion

'Draconian' abortion proposals are 'completely unworkable' - psychiatrists

Apr 24th 2013, 5:35 PM 6,241 Views 122 Comments

In a strongly-worded statement, the College of Psychiatry in Ireland has criticised proposals that as many as 12 doctors could be involved in assessing the suicidal risk in a woman seeking an abortion.

# consultants - Thursday 21 March, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added imaginary friends
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added imaginary friends

Mar 21st 2013, 7:48 PM 6,432 Views 0 Comments

The things we learned, loved and shared today…

HSE fails to submit €74 million worth of consultant claims
# Consultants
# Consultants

HSE fails to submit €74 million worth of consultant claims

Mar 21st 2013, 6:43 PM 7,047 Views 14 Comments

An Oireachtas report found that consultants were not signing off on claims and recommended that the HSE look at naming those holding up the collection of income.

# consultants - Saturday 2 March, 2013

Government urged to use VHI shareholding to negotiate consultant fee reduction
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

Government urged to use VHI shareholding to negotiate consultant fee reduction

Mar 2nd 2013, 6:15 PM 5,618 Views 52 Comments

An average of 6,000 people leave the private health insurance market every month and Fianna Fáil said there is little incentive for young people to take it on.

# consultants - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

Doctors' pay must be cut in order to limit working times: Reilly
# Working Hours
# Working Hours

Doctors' pay must be cut in order to limit working times: Reilly

Feb 20th 2013, 7:18 PM 13,192 Views 136 Comments

The Minister for Health says Ireland can only follow EU rules on working hours for doctors if they’re paid less.

# consultants - Friday 30 November, 2012

Junior doctors warn Health Minister they will emigrate
# Health
# Health

Junior doctors warn Health Minister they will emigrate

Nov 30th 2012, 8:48 AM 9,802 Views 109 Comments

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”.

# consultants - Thursday 8 November, 2012

More than €166m in allowances paid to HSE staff last year
# Allowances
# Allowances

More than €166m in allowances paid to HSE staff last year

Nov 8th 2012, 4:14 PM 5,303 Views 23 Comments

HSE representatives appearing before the Public Accounts Commitee said most allowances are paid to frontline service provision staff.

# consultants - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Howlin: 'We would expect people invited by Labour Court to turn up'
# Consultants
# Consultants

Howlin: 'We would expect people invited by Labour Court to turn up'

Oct 23rd 2012, 10:38 AM 3,862 Views 18 Comments

The Minister was speaking after it emerged the Irish Hospital Consultants Association will not be attending reform talks in the Labour Court on Thursday.

# consultants - Monday 17 September, 2012

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

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

Sep 17th 2012, 1:21 PM 8,390 Views 71 Comments

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

# consultants - Thursday 13 September, 2012

Consultants agree to LRC talks on Department of Health budget
# Health
# Health

Consultants agree to LRC talks on Department of Health budget

Sep 13th 2012, 2:39 PM 4,288 Views 51 Comments

Hospital consultants will discuss workplace reforms and flexibilities as the Department of Health tries to rein in spending.

# consultants - Friday 7 September, 2012

# consultants - Monday 3 September, 2012

Minister Varadkar defends €130 million health cuts
# Health Cuts
# Health Cuts

Minister Varadkar defends €130 million health cuts

Sep 3rd 2012, 9:30 AM 5,045 Views 95 Comments

But the Transport Minister did say that consultants are overpaid.

# consultants - Thursday 7 June, 2012

"Too many people waiting far too long" - 200,000 on hospital waiting lists
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

"Too many people waiting far too long" - 200,000 on hospital waiting lists

Jun 7th 2012, 9:31 AM 1,897 Views 12 Comments

A total of 806 people have been waiting more than four years for consultant appointments…

# consultants - Monday 23 April, 2012

Over €7m spent on consultants since government took office
# Consultants
# Consultants

Over €7m spent on consultants since government took office

Apr 23rd 2012, 8:23 AM 1,971 Views 26 Comments

Figures disclosed in parliamentary questions last week reveal the expenditure on consultancy services by the government since last year.

# consultants - Saturday 18 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Saturday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Feb 18th 2012, 7:46 PM 5,281 Views 5 Comments

Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.

34 consultants rapped for treating more private patients than public ones
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

34 consultants rapped for treating more private patients than public ones

Feb 18th 2012, 6:41 PM 6,300 Views 22 Comments

Almost three-dozen consultants employed by the state spent more time treating private patients than public ones.

# consultants - Saturday 21 January, 2012

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

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

Jan 21st 2012, 12:59 PM 4,104 Views 42 Comments

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.

# consultants - Thursday 1 December, 2011

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

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

Dec 1st 2011, 12:19 PM 3,903 Views 31 Comments

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

# consultants - Friday 9 September, 2011

HSE spent almost €26 million on locums over six months
# Locum Doctors
# Locum Doctors

HSE spent almost €26 million on locums over six months

Sep 9th 2011, 7:30 AM 232 Views 4 Comments

The money spent by the HSE on hiring locum doctors would equate to employing approximately 300 extra consultants over the same period of time.

# consultants - Thursday 8 September, 2011

HSE promises review of consultants' 'paid year off' before retirement
# Historic Rest Days
# Historic Rest Days

HSE promises review of consultants' 'paid year off' before retirement

Sep 8th 2011, 8:06 AM 626 Views 10 Comments

Around 450 consultants are entitled to a full year of annual leave, fully paid, in the year before their retirement.

# consultants - Saturday 23 July, 2011

Public rally in Wexford over plans to cut Domino maternity scheme
# Maternity
# Maternity

Public rally in Wexford over plans to cut Domino maternity scheme

Jul 23rd 2011, 2:41 PM 1,225 Views 10 Comments

It’s claimed that the scheme is being ‘quietly’ withdrawn from Wexford General Hospital. Domino allows for home births and a midwife-led antenatal clinic.

# consultants - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

Drivers face new tolls as NRA seeks to raise money
# Roads
# Roads

Drivers face new tolls as NRA seeks to raise money

Jul 19th 2011, 8:37 AM 1,185 Views 49 Comments

The authority has suggested new pay stations on eight existing roads, as well as an extension of tolling on the M50.

# consultants - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

# consultants - Saturday 2 July, 2011

Protest at Tallaght hospital in solidarity with staff
# Patients
# Patients

Protest at Tallaght hospital in solidarity with staff

Jul 2nd 2011, 6:42 PM 357 Views 2 Comments

Demonstrators say the facility is seriously under resourced. Meanwhile a protest about Roscommon County Hospital is planned for Leinster House for Wednesday.

# consultants - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

Minister for Health warns of shortage of junior doctors
# Dr Shortage
# Dr Shortage

Minister for Health warns of shortage of junior doctors

Jun 21st 2011, 9:46 AM 662 Views 1 Comment

The shortage of doctors will become more obvious from 11 July, when junior doctors are rotated between posts.