Latest Healthcare in the Republic of Ireland Stories

2009-04-09 14:12:45

Opposition leaders in Britain said government overpayments to Ireland for healthcare expenses amounted to $1 billion and needed immediate redress. The overpayment was made as part of a 40-year-old arrangement for Britain to cover some healthcare costs for Irish pensioners who had spent part of their careers working in England, The Times of London reported. Conservative Party members said the total of overpayments since 2004 amounted to $1 billion and called for an official inquiry, The Times...

2009-02-03 06:00:00

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Virginia hospitals reduced overall death rates of patients hospitalized for medical and surgical heart (cardiac) care. Hospital readmission rates for heart patients also dropped. Heart care is the number one reason for hospital admissions in Virginia, and heart disease is a leading cause of death. Virginia Health Information (VHI) released its annual Cardiac Care Report -- a free, searchable, online tool at www.vhi.org -- with quality...

2008-11-07 09:00:25

Hibernian Group, a multi-line insurer in Ireland and owned by Aviva, has appointed Jim Dowdall as managing director of Hibernian Health, subject to the necessary regulatory approvals. Mr Dowdall is currently operations director with Hibernian Health, a role he has held since the company was founded as Vivas Health in 2004. Prior to joining Vivas Health, Mr Dowdall held senior management positions in Marrakech, an e-commerce company and was European director of operations for Amdahl...

2008-08-27 12:01:00

Global Entertainment Acquisition Corporation (PINKSHEETS: GEAC) announced today that its music division chief and lead songwriter and producer Del has written and produced the theme song for VHI's new hit reality series starring Luke Skywalker, the former lead singer of controversial rap group 2 Live Crew. Global's Del anticipates contributing many more songs for the legendary singer/rapper's upcoming album, as yet untitled. The single and music video is currently airing on many mediums...

2004-11-25 03:00:15

A Government backbencher has welcomed the "passing" of the health boards, which she described as the "most coveted of all the spoils" for politicians elected to local councils. Ms Fiona O'Malley (PD, Dun Laoghaire) said that she "did not enjoy the privilege of serving on a health board and what a privilege it was. "It was the most coveted of all the spoils victors enjoyed in the post-election negotiations on the establishment of new local authorities." She was speaking during the ongoing...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.