Patients’ Groups Call for End to ‘Defend and Deny’ Approach to Mistakes in Medical Treatment

The Irish Times 29.10.3013 Two patients’ advocacy organisations will join in calling for “candour” from the HSE, hospitals and health professionals when facing up to cases of medical negligence. Action Against Medical Accidents (Avma) and the Medical Injuries Alliance (Mia) will host a one-day conference in Dublin next week, Patients’ Rights, Access to Justice and the…

Troika imposes new conditions to fast track property repossessions

The Irish Times 30.09.2013 by Harry McGee The Government has acquiesced to  pressure from the EU-ECB-IMF troika to accelerate property repossessions by agreeing to a raft of new conditions in the latest Memorandum of Understanding including Commercial Court-type fast-track proceedings . The revised Memorandum includes a new condition whereby the Coalition will be obliged to…