Susan Mitchell

Susan Mitchell

Susan Mitchell is Health Editor of The Sunday Business Post. A native of Dublin, Mitchell has won numerous awards for her coverage of Ireland’s healthcare system. Her stories have led to several national policy changes. Mitchell holds a BA from UCD and a postgraduate diploma in business studies from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.

Vioxx fallout puts focus on drugs safety

Vioxx fallout puts focus on drugs safety

Are you sad? A little anxious? Getting aches and pains?

Garvey Group snaps up Dingle site for €4m

Garvey Group snaps up Dingle site for €4m

The Garvey Group, which owns one of the largest chains of SuperValu stores in the country, has bought a prime site in Dingle, Co Kerry, for €4 million.

Seroxat users contact law firm

Seroxat users contact law firm

Dozens of Irish people who took the anti-depressant drug Seroxat have contacted a Dublin solicitor with a view to launching legal proceedings against pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline.

Question mark hangs over low-trading IEX

Question mark hangs over low-trading IEX

The Irish Enterprise Exchange (IEX), which launched with eight members in April, has had two additional listings since its inception.

Herald faces challenge from new city freesheet

Herald faces challenge from new city freesheet

Media buyers have welcomed plans by Associated Newspapers to launch a new Metro freesheet in Dublin within weeks.

Ethical brands begin to make their mark

Ethical brands begin to make their mark

The global fairtrade movement has been brewing since the late 1980s when Mexican farmers rallied against the collapse of coffee prices and formed a cooperative.

New forum will devise strategies for SMEs

New forum will devise strategies for SMEs

The launch of the Small Business Forum, which will review the environment in which small firms operate and seek solutions to their obstacles, was broadly welcomed by industry groups last week.

HSE to adopt ‘whole-system approach’

HSE to adopt ‘whole-system approach’

The Department of Health has told the Health Service Executive (HSE) to adopt “a whole-system approach" when identifying and quantifying the demand for health services around the country.

Harlequin aims to expand to seven hospitals

Harlequin aims to expand to seven hospitals

Former Defence Forces captain Joe Kelly is heading up Harlequin Healthcare, which aims to have seven private hospitals within five years.

Private sector responds to hospital plan

Private sector responds to hospital plan

Groups of private investors are planning new healthcare facilities following recent government proposals to create 1,000 new public hospital beds over the next five years by transferring private beds into new private clinics.

Mater shareholders declare interest in on-site private build

Mater shareholders declare interest in on-site private build

Shareholders in the Mater Private Hospital in Dublin are the latest investors to signal their interest in building privately-funded hospitals on public hospital sites.

Consortiums to spend over €1bn on hospital beds

Consortiums to spend over €1bn on hospital beds

More than €1 billion will be spent over the next five years by private hospital consortiums to help the government meet its commitment to free up beds for public patients in public hospitals.

Scientology: A solution for life or just an evil cult?

Scientology: A solution for life or just an evil cult?

I am walking along Middle Abbey Street in Dublin City Centre. A sign advertising a ‘free stress test' catches my eye.

Shaking up the fleets

Shaking up the fleets

Sharon O'Buachalla's sprawling office in Central Park in Leopardstown, south Dublin, is a far cry from the Portacabin from which she launched her motor-leasing company.

Luscious Italian style at Liuzzi

Luscious Italian style at Liuzzi

Two years ago, Yolanda Liuzzi quit her job, sold her Dublin apartment and moved to Italy to research a new venture.