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# Mary Harney

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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.
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.
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…
Harney resigns from ministerial role
Minister for Health joins Micheál Martin in resigning from cabinet, and says she will not contest the general election.
Has ANYONE seen Mary Harney?
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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.
RTÉ forced to clarify Harney ‘resignation’ TV prank
Montrose backtracks after a Republic of Telly ‘joke’ suggested that health minister Mary Harney had resigned.
Eggs, cheese thrown at Mary Harney
Minister for Health comes under fire at a public function – again.
Was Mary Harney right to press ahead with that photocall?
PR companies offer the advice they’d have given Harney if she’d been their client on the day.
Slideshow: Twitter responds to Mary Harney 'paintgate'
The jokes just keep on coming…
Harney says suicide rise is linked to economic problems
More older people with financial problems are taking their own lives, the Minister for Health says.
Temple St chair backs Harney in hospital row
Row over co-location intensifies as Donal Walsh backs Harney’s selection of Mater site.
Developer said relocating children's hospital could save €150m
Noel Smyth said he was to meet with Philip Lynch – who quit as the chair of the hospital’s board last week – over relocating.
Taoiseach denies turning blind eye to HSE waste
Brian Cowen tells the Dáil he will not be ignoring the controversial report that showed reckless spending.
In numbers: How SKILL spent its funds
See how the HSE training programme shared out its €60m budget.
Harney says misappropriation of funds is unacceptable
Meanwhile the HSE begin to seek up to 6,000 voluntary redundancies.
Grealish confirms defection to Dáil opposition benches
The former PD leaves over an objection to hospital funding cuts – while his former party colleague is Minister for Health.