The chairperson of the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Fianna Fáil TD Sean Fleming has made a call for the establishment of a National Capital Projects Agency, similar to the National Assets Management Agency (NAMA).
The Department of Health has washed its hands of the failure to pay three months’ wages to workers who stayed at suicide-prevention charity Console after it was hit by a financial scandal, saying it has “no role” in the dispute.
Musician Niall Breslin has urged politicians to “park the egos” and admit mental health services are not even close to being adequate. The singer, better known as Bressie, who has spoken publicly about his own mental health battle has called on the Government to properly address the lack of joined up services.
The Department of Health has revealed Ireland received nearly €400m from the UK over the last two years under an agreement on the cost of health services for people who move between the two countries.
The Fermanagh hurlers are celebrating for the second weekend in a row. Seven days after winning the Lory Meagher Cup, they earned the right to step up to the higher grade with a four points win over Louth in a Nicky Rackard Cup promotion/relegation play-off at Kingspan Breffni Park.
Voice of Ireland judge, Niall ‘Bressie’ Breslin, 33, has spoken of his sadness at the death from suicide of actor Robin Williams, 63, and has urged men with mental health problems to continue to seek help.