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.

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.

Differing reactions: London and Madrid

Differing reactions: London and Madrid

The March 2004 train bombings in Madrid, which killed 192 people in Spain's worst ever terrorist attack, led to massive political fallout but did not have significant economic repercussions.

Revulsion across the global media

Revulsion across the global media

The bomb blasts in London dominated newspapers across the globe late last week, with revulsion and condemnation to the fore.

Law Society probes complaints against solicitors on advertising

Law Society probes complaints against solicitors on advertising

The Law Society is investigating a number of complaints about solicitors accused of breaching advertising regulations.

Dyflin secures €1m RGData contract

Dyflin secures €1m RGData contract

Dyflin Publications has secured a €1 million publishing contract from RGData, the representative body for the independent retail grocery sector in Ireland.

G8 deals criticised

G8 deals criticised

Reaction to the G8 summit deals to tackle poverty in Africa and reduce greenhouse gas emissions has been mixed, with many aid agencies and environmentalists saying they fell short of what was needed.

Prime-time couple

Prime-time couple

RTE's decision to screen the documentary on disgraced former taoiseach Charles Haughey in summertime disappointed the producers of the four-part series.

7UP drops Diet tag for new Free brand

7UP drops Diet tag for new Free brand

PepsiCo Ireland is spending €2 million on the advertising and rebranding of Diet 7UP to 7UP Free, having found that the word "diet" conjured up negative associations, particularly among young men.