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.

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

Vivas may buy subscribers if Bupa quits health market

Vivas may buy subscribers if Bupa quits health market

The chief executive of health insurer Vivas has said that his company would consider buying Bupa's subscriber base if the British firm withdrew from the Irish market.

Analysts predict British house-price rise

Analysts predict British house-price rise

Predictions of a house-price crash in Britain have receded, with most analysts declaring house prices to be on the rise again.

Risk equalisation explained

Risk equalisation explained

What is risk equalisation? Under risk equalisation, health insurance companies with younger customers would have to pay money to rivals with older customers because the latter are higher risk.

Where has all the taxpayers' money gone?

Where has all the taxpayers' money gone?

The Department of Education predicted that the blanket indemnity given by the state to the religious orders against claims for abuse in residential institutions could cost €250 million. Education:

Golf on sports management's Horizon

Golf on sports management's Horizon

A full-service Irish professional golf-management company was launched last week.

Tamiflu firm to help generic production

Tamiflu firm to help generic production

As fears mount about a possible world bird flu epidemic, the maker of antiviral drug Tamiflu has agreed to help generic pharmaceutical manufacturers increase production of the medicine.

Metro freesheet battle begins

Metro freesheet battle begins

Ireland is in the throes of the biggest head-to-head newspaper battle for decades.