Concerns have been raised about breast implants which were inserted into almost 1,000 women over the last seven years.
Fri, 25 Sep, 2015
A French appeal court has overturned a negligence conviction against certification agency TUV Rheinland for its role in approving faulty breast implants produced with counterfeit silicone by manufacturer PIP until its 2010 closure.
Fri, 03 Jul, 2015
The Government plans to prevent a repeat of the PIP breast implant fiasco, signalling Hiqa will get new powers to inspect private hospitals and certain cosmetic surgery procedures.
Fri, 19 Jun, 2015
Almost three quarters of people living in insolvency and who have used a personal practitioner to liaise with their creditors have managed to agree a settlement which could leave them debt free.
Wed, 15 Apr, 2015
Troubled middle Ireland crowded into Courtroom 1 at Limerick’s County Courthouse yesterday.
Sat, 07 Mar, 2015
Irish victims of the PIP breast implants scandal have until March 20 next to make a claim for compensation.
Thu, 05 Mar, 2015
The bankruptcy of a couple, who claim they were misled by a financial adviser and should never have been declared bankrupt in the first place, has been annulled.
Tue, 11 Nov, 2014
Around 10,000 Irish women fitted with breast implants filled with cheap industrial grade silicone could each receive up to €15,000 in compensation.
Tue, 09 Sep, 2014
A Co Clare stone-mason has secured a €223,000 write-down on his €346,390 family home mortgage as part of a Personal Insolvency Arrangement (PIA)
Thu, 07 Aug, 2014
Indiependence Music & Arts Festival has today announced a second batch of acts to play this year's event.
Wed, 23 Apr, 2014
The founder of a French firm whose faulty breast implants sparked a global health scare was sentenced to four years in jail after being convicted of fraud.
Wed, 11 Dec, 2013
The founder of a French company that sold faulty breast implants to women across the world has been jailed for four years.
Tue, 10 Dec, 2013
There is no evidence that women who have PIP breast implants are at higher risk of cancer, European regulators have concluded.
Wed, 30 Oct, 2013
Medical devices firms will be forced to pay significant pre-market “risk assessment” charges if they want to sell their products under new patient safety laws.
Wed, 25 Sep, 2013
Since hearing Jim Stafford’s words of wisdom on Mary Wilson’s Drive Time (Sept 9) concerning personal insolvency criteria, I have been suffering a professional and perhaps existential crisis.
Sat, 21 Sep, 2013
The penny has finally dropped; thanks to PIP (personal insolvency practitioner) Jim Stafford, we now know the reason for the State’s new insolvency service — to support those on the upper scale of the social-class divide.
Thu, 19 Sep, 2013
The number of bankruptcies in Ireland could be as high as 7,500 next year, according to a Clare Personal Insolvency Practitioner (PIP).
Fri, 13 Sep, 2013
MANY people find themselves burdened with huge levels of debt through credit card bills, unpaid utility bills and bank overdrafts.
Thu, 12 Sep, 2013
THE Insolvency Service of Ireland (ISI) was set up in March 2013 to provide debt relief mechanisms to those facing insolvency, or the inability to service their existing debts. The new service was set up under the Personal Insolvency Act 2012 and while it’s yet to formally process any applications from struggling debtors it finally opened for applications on Sept 9.
Thu, 12 Sep, 2013
ONE of the most popular personal insolvency schemes, particularly for struggling homeowners, is likely to be the Personal Insolvency Arrangements (PIAs) as these include secured debt such as mortgages and unsecured debts.
Thu, 12 Sep, 2013
The head of the new Insolvency Service of Ireland says those engaging with the service won't be allowed to keep so called "trophy homes".
Wed, 11 Sep, 2013
The new Insolvency Service is being criticised for the fees charged to those struggling with debt.
Mon, 09 Sep, 2013
It is expected that two to three hundred candidates will have entered into personal insolvency arrangements (PIA) by October, according to Michael McAteer, a partner at the consultancy firm, Grant Thornton, and a newly registered personal insolvency practitioner (PIP).
Fri, 09 Aug, 2013
Solicitors representing some of the Irish women who received faulty PIP breast implants have said new claims about potential risk to unborn children are “alarming” and could influence legal actions.
Fri, 10 May, 2013
Guidelines need to be flexible in a case-to-case basis, writes Paul C Carroll
Mon, 01 Apr, 2013
The Harley Medical Group will be pursued for any money spent by the State in providing consultations and treatment to women fitted with faulty breast implants, Health Minister Dr James Reilly has confirmed.
Thu, 05 Jul, 2012
Taxpayers could face a bill of over €3m for the removal of faulty breast implants because a cosmetic surgery clinic who fitted them is not providing the care needed.
Wed, 04 Jul, 2012
Ruptured PIP breast implants should not cause any long-term health problems, experts have said.
Tue, 19 Jun, 2012
There was growing pressure on the Harley Medical Group last night to agree a deal on the removal and replacement of PIP breast implants from the 1,100 women affected by the defective products.
Sat, 05 May, 2012
Representatives from the PIP Action Group say they have had a "very positive" meeting with the state's Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan.
Fri, 04 May, 2012
The country’s Chief Medical Officer has vowed to ensure the fallout from faulty silicone breast implants affecting at least 1,500 women costs the taxpayer nothing.
Thu, 03 May, 2012
Pregnant women are living with the nightmare of being unable to remove their ruptured breast implants, which are leaking industrial grade silicone, until their babies are born.
Thu, 03 May, 2012
Private clinics which offered PIP breast implants in Ireland “can do what they want” because they are not regulated, the country’s medicines watchdog has said.
Fri, 30 Mar, 2012
Health authorities are trying to trace hundreds more Irish women who may have received the potentially dangerous PIP breast implants as far back as 1997.
Fri, 16 Mar, 2012
A mother of one said she was told she deserved cancer after she revealed that she was one of the women fitted with the breast implants that sparked a global health scare.
Wed, 29 Feb, 2012
A French judge has charged the founder of the breast implant company at the heart of a global health scare with causing “involuntary injuries“, prosecutors said.
Sat, 28 Jan, 2012
French authorities have filed preliminary charges against the former head of a now-defunct company embroiled in a scandal over possibly faulty breast implants affecting thousands of women.
Fri, 27 Jan, 2012
The former head of a French company at the centre of a breast implant scandal affecting tens of thousands of women worldwide, was arrested along with his former deputy yesterday.
Fri, 27 Jan, 2012
The British government is expected today to advise women affected by the PIP breast implant scandal whether they should have them removed.
Fri, 06 Jan, 2012
FRENCH breast implant manufacturer PIP used a fuel additive in its now-banned implants which the company knew were defective as early as 2005, it was revealed yesterday.
Tue, 03 Jan, 2012
FRANCE’S health minister tried to calm women’s fears over potentially dangerous breast implants yesterday, saying there was no medical need to remove them immediately.
Wed, 28 Dec, 2011
The French health minister has called on some 30,000 women with breast implants made by French company Poly Implant Prostheses to have them removed “as a preventive measure not of an urgent nature”.
Fri, 23 Dec, 2011