Simon Harris has announced that eight people have been appointed to the new board of the HSE.They include former CEO of Barnardos Fergus Finlay, former GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghail and AIB's Chief Information Officer Tim Hynes.The board will operate on an administrative basis only until legislation officially creating it is passed.The group of eight will join Ciarán Devane who announced as Chair of the HSE Board in September 2018. The Department of Health said ins a statement that "the appointees reflect the range of competencies sought for prospective HSE Board members through the State Board’s process."The new appointees announced today are: Fergus Finlay, former CEO of Barnardos Tim Hynes, Group Chief Information Officer, AIB Prof Deirdre Madden, professor of law at UCC and chair of the Commission on Patient Safety and Quality Assurance. Dr Madden will be appointed Deputy Chair of the HSE Board Dr Sarah McLoughlin, Science and Communication Officer at Retina … [Read more...] about Fergus Finlay and former GAA President among eight people appointed to new board of HSE
It also includes Mark Molloy, one of the parents at the centre of the tragedies involving baby deaths at Portlaoise Hospital. The HSE board is being revived after being abolished by former Health Minister James Reilly in the last government. They are being appointed on an administrative basis until new legislation has passed. These positions were advertised through the State Board process operated by the Public Appointments Service. They will join chairman Ciarán Devane,the Irish-born UK charity chief. The new appointees announced today are: · Fergus Finlay, former CEO of Barnardos · Tim Hynes, Group Chief Information Officer, AIB · Prof Deirdre Madden, professor of law at UCC and chair of the Commission on Patient Safety and Quality Assurance. Dr Madden will be appointed Deputy Chair of the HSE Board … [Read more...] about Former GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghail among new appointees to revamped HSE board
22 Jan From the section Northern Ireland Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/northern-ireland/46963525 Read more about sharing. Former Monaghan footballer Dick Clerkin has defended the GAA's decision to increase their ticket prices for 2019.Central Council plans to increase prices for both All-Ireland finals and the top two tiers of the football and hurling leagues.GAA President John Horan has pledged that the additional £440,00 (€500,000) raised annually will be distributed to clubs and counties.Clerkin says the price hike is fair when compared to rival sports.The former midfielder, now a media pundit, gave his support for the price increase on social media last week and insisted that the GAA still offers better value than Irish rugby provinces, saying that critics of the decision should "jog … [Read more...] about Dick Clerkin: Ex Monaghan star defends GAA ticket price hike
GAA president John Horan confirmed the price hikes yesterday claiming that the economic situation in the country and the popularity of gaelic games meant it was the right time to make the increase. He also confirmed that the introduction of the new Super 8s structure had not led to any increase in gate receipts. Horan also said that they decided to increase prices by €5 because a smaller rise would 'cause chaos' The GAA trialled five new rules in their pre-season gaelic football competitions as they try to make the game more of a spectacle for spectators with four being brought forward into the league. An apathy towards the game is being blamed by many for falling attendances and many observers feel that the rise in price will turn more fans away. Clerkin caused a stir on Twitter last week after saying that anyone complaining about a rise in GAA ticket prices can 'jog on'. Speaking on Off The Ball AM this morning, Clerkin said that the GAA is providing much better value for money … [Read more...] about ‘Do people want the GAA to give them money at the gate?’
Former Monaghan star Dick Clerkin insists the GAA provides great value for money.The two time Ulster Championship winner is defending the decision to raise ticket prices.Fans have questioned the 33% hike for the upcoming national league, while an All-Ireland final ticket will now cost €90. A number of changes have been announced to ticket pricing for the upcoming season.Tickets for All-Ireland senior hurling and football semi-finals, for example, will increase by €5, while tickets will jump by €5-10 for the All-Ireland final itself.Ticket prices for matches in the top Allianz League divisions will also see increases.The GAA has said the decision is based on business values, and noted clubs will ultimately benefit.Clerkin feels families are looked after well. He said: "I am going to Dublin and Monaghan on Sunday, I'm taking my two boys for free. If I wanted to go into town for a coffee and a bun, it'd be a tenner."It's great value, what can you bring your children to … [Read more...] about Do people want the GAA to actually give them money at the gate?