Businesses are closing and festivals cancelled due to spiralling public insurance costs – Dáil warned

Businesses are being driven to closure, jobs are being lost, and community festivals are being blocked, by the spiralling cost of public liability insurance, the Dáil has been warned.

Businesses are being driven to closure, jobs are being lost, and community festivals are being blocked, by the spiralling cost of public liability insurance, the Dáil has been warned.

PAC hears civil servant on children’s hospital board had obligation to raise concerns with minister

The Dáil’s spending watchdog has heard that a civil servant on the board overseeing the building of the National Children’s Hospital had a responsibility to tell minister Paschal Donohoe if there were serious concerns over the project.

The Dáil’s spending watchdog has heard that a civil servant on the board overseeing the building of the National Children’s Hospital had a responsibility to tell minister Paschal Donohoe if there were serious concerns over the project.

‘Foolhardy’ to say no hazard in long wait for smear test

IT would be “foolhardy” to say there is no hazard to some women who must wait over six months for cervical smear test results – but the “risk is low,” a leading doctor said yesterday.

IT would be "foolhardy" to say there is no hazard to some women who must wait over six months for cervical smear test results - but the "risk is low," a leading doctor said yesterday.