A man fled the scene with an undisclosed sum of cash

News in Brief

05 Feb A round-up of other domestic and international stories.

Actions were revealed in an RTÉ Investigations Unit report in July 2015

Two senior St Vincent's hospital staff dismissed

02 Feb Two senior staff members who were employed at St Vincent's University Hospital in Dublin in the purchasing and procurement department have been dismissed, the hospital has confirmed to RTÉ News.

Tony O'Brien said he had received a copy of some correspondence from the PAC

O'Brien to meet PAC over foster home abuse scandal

29 Jan The whistle-blower at the centre of the foster home abuse scandal in the South-East has welcomed the decision of the HSE's Director General Tony O'Brien to attend a Public Accounts Committee hearing on the matter.

Ms Chan has called a WHO emergency committee meeting for next week

Zika virus spreading explosively - WHO chief

28 Jan The Zika virus, which has been blamed for a surge in birth defects in Central and South America, is "spreading explosively", the World Health Organisation's chief has said.

PAC Chairman John McGuinness was critical of the HSE

PAC accuses HSE of lying over apology claims

28 Jan Several members of the Public Accounts Committee have accused the HSE of lying over contested claims it had apologised to a young woman who spent 13 years in a foster home despite the facility being subject to serious sex abuse allegations.

Dr Hassan insisted he did not cause any harm to a patient

Media portrayal of me was upsetting - Dr Hassan

27 Jan The doctor found guilty of professional misconduct and poor professional performance on multiple counts by a Medical Council inquiry has said his portrayal by the media was very upsetting.

The All-Ireland Traveller Health Study found that one in eight Travellers experienced frequent mental distress

Traveller suicide rate must be addressed - report

27 Jan A new report has found that mental health services for Travellers should be targeted to combat the suicide rate in the Traveller community - which is six times that of the rate in the general population.