Susan Mitchell

Susan Mitchell

Susan Mitchell is Deputy 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.

€500m Temple Street plan hangs in balance

€500m Temple Street plan hangs in balance

It is almost 30 years since the redevelopment of Temple Street Children’s Hospital on the north side of Dublin city centre was first mooted.

Smyth may bid to develop new children’s hospital

Smyth may bid to develop new children’s hospital

Property developer Noel Smyth and the consortium behind the Beacon hospital in Sandyford in Dublin are among the groups interested in developing a new national children’s hospital.

Australian couple sue AIB over ‘bogus’ account accusation

Australian couple sue AIB over ‘bogus’ account accusation

An Australian couple living in Co Westmeath are suing AIB for wrongly telling the Revenue Commissioners that they had a bogus non-resident account.

Holiday clinic: Plush penthouses and spas

Holiday clinic: Plush penthouses and spas

Option one: Kellys Hotel, Co Wexford

Earning variations will make talks ‘difficult’

Earning variations will make talks ‘difficult’

Variations in the earning potential of hospital consultants will prove a major stumbling block in upcoming negotiations between the Department of Health and the Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA).

Mover and shaper

Mover and shaper

“If exercise could be packed into a pill, it would be the single most widely prescribed and beneficial medicine in the nation.”

Consultants seek medical court to tackle litigation

Consultants seek medical court to tackle litigation

Hospital consultants will ask the government to stem the rising cost of medical litigation by introducing a compensation body modelled on the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB).

Mulhern's horse sense

Mulhern's horse sense

Eimear Mulhern's ambitious plan for Ireland's bloodstock industry faces its final hurdle in September.

Cyber-bullying rules may be introduced

Cyber-bullying rules may be introduced

The introduction of school guidelines on cyber-bullying is being considered by Minister for Education and Science Mary Hanafin.

Hats off to Treacy

Hats off to Treacy

Philip Treacy has gained such a high profile and collected so many accolades that it is easy to forget the Galway-born milliner has yet to hit 40.

System in need of treatment

System in need of treatment

With the possible exception of the legal profession, almost everyone involved with medical malpractice - physicians, patients, hospital staff - complains that the system is seriously flawed.

Anger expected at organ-retention report

Anger expected at organ-retention report

The Madden Report into organ retention, which is to be presented to cabinet this week, is believed to have concluded that nobody profited from the scandal.

Prince of property

Prince of property

Few people are better placed than Mark FitzGerald to comment on the continued rise in Irish property prices.

Nearly 500 Dublin houses sold for more than €1m last year

Nearly 500 Dublin houses sold for more than €1m last year

Almost 500 houses in Dublin sold for more than €1 million each last year, according to figures from estate agent Sherry FitzGerald.

Stakes raised in health-insurance row

Stakes raised in health-insurance row

Risk equalisation has dominated the headlines this Christmas. While it will have little immediate effect on the two million people in Ireland with private health insurance, the eventual outcome is likely to have a significant impact on policy holders