The Government should consider introducing a “no jab, no pay” policy on vaccinations similar to that planned in Australia, according to the Irish Pati(...)

Dr Susan O’Reilly,  chief executive of the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group, has given assurances that all five departments at Portlaoise hospital will remain open. Photograph: Frank Miller

There are no plans to rationalise services at Portlaoise hospital despite the problems identified in its maternity and emergency departments, accordi(...)

New measures to speed up the processing of medical negligence cases and cut legal costs will be introduced by the end of the year, according to the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar

New measures to speed up the processing of medical negligence cases and cut legal costs will be introduced by the end of the year, according to the Mi(...)

GP members of the Irish Medical Organisation are meeting in Kilkenny today to discuss the Government’s long- planned scheme for free GP care for children aged under six, due to come into effect in July.

GP members of the Irish Medical Organisation are meeting in Kilkenny today to discuss the Government’s long- planned scheme for free GP care for child(...)

Fianna Fáil health spokesman Billy Kelleher said Minister for Health Leo Varadkar was prioritising his personal PR strategy by pushing out target times for waiting lists and presenting it as a breakthrough.

The Irish Medical Organisation and Fianna Fáil have described as shocking figures that show more than 400,000 people are on outpatient waiting lists.F(...)

The Irish Medical Organisation wants commitments on ring-fenced funding and an adherence to safety standards in the health service that are equal to or greater than those imposed by the Health Information and Quality Authority.  File photograph: Lex Van Lieshout/AFP/Getty Images

The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has called on political parties to outline and cost a five-year plan for the health service in advance of the gen(...)

Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) past president Asam Ishtiaq told the conference that doctors are being denied their constitutional presumption of innocence at disciplinary hearings. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times/File photo

Doctors brought before disciplinary hearings of the Medical Council are being denied the Constitutional presumption of innocence, the annual conferenc(...)

The waiting list for outpatient appointments has been increasing since the beginning of 2014 and by the end of last month it had reached 405,501, according to the National Purchase Treatment Fund. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Numbers of people waiting for an outpatient appointment has exceeded 400,000 for the first time, new figures show.The waiting list for outpatient appo(...)

Before chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan published his report into the baby deaths at Portlaoise in February 2014, there was no evidence to show that at a national level, meaningful oversight of the hospital was maintained.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Senior officials in the HSE failed to visit Portlaoise hospital to assess safety concerns after last year’s RTÉ Prime Time programme on baby deaths(...)

In an email to a regional HSE official, local TD Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan  describes every department in the hospital as “in crisis”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Health Service Executive has funded counselling for up to 18 women who lost babies after delivering at the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaois(...)