Victory in the Division Two final shows Derry’s progress . Photograph: Inpho

The reference points are all in the receding past for Derry football.Even tomorrow’s Ulster quarter-final against Down evokes memories of the great ch(...)

 Medical Council chairman Professor Kieran Murphy: said patient protection had increased greatly over the past five years.

A record 423 complaints were made against doctors last year, up 12 per cent on 2011, according to the annual report of the Medical Council published t(...)

Later this week, the Medical Council will publish its Annual Report for 2012 which will reflect another busy and challenging year for the organisation(...)

 Dr Sam Coulter Smyth: the master of the Rotunda Hospital said the inclusion in legislation of suicidal intent as grounds for a termination  posed major ethical dilemmas for obstetricians. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government is likely to come under increased pressure to modify proposed legislation for abortion in cases of a threat of suicide after the mas(...)

Medical council president Prof Kieran Murphy: not all psychiatrists worked in centres registered by the Mental Health Commission. Photograph: Eric Luke

Medical Council president Prof Kieran Murphy sought changes to the legislation allowing for two psychiatrists to grant an abortion in cases where a(...)

Medical Council president Kieran Murphy. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Imposing a requirement for three doctors to determine whether a pregnant woman was suicidal might cause unnecessary delay, Irish Medical Organi(...)

The Medical Practitioners’ Act 2007 introduced changes to how the Medical Council regulates the medical profession. Among the most important wa(...)

There has been a growth in the number of fitness to practise  inquiries since the Medical Practitioners’ Act 2007  was introduced,  up from 24 (in private) in 2007, to 73 in 2011, with the majority in public

The Medical Practitioners’ Act 2007 introduced changes to how the Medical Council regulates the medical profession. Among the most important wa(...)