The Medical Council has revealed its frequent use of emergency court applications to protect public safety at the launch of its annual report, which shows disciplinary hearings against doctors are increasingly being heard in private. File photograph: Karl Grupe/Getty Images

The High Court has ordered the immediate suspension of doctors to protect the public on eight occasions since the start of last year, according to the(...)

Prof Martin Corbally  ended up before the Medical Council, whose fitness-to-practise committee found him guilty of poor professional performance, over an operation carried out incorrectly in 2010 on a two-year-old girl. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The system for adjudicating on professional complaints against doctors is in disarray following the Supreme Court’s dismissal of a case brought by the(...)

The Supreme Court has upheld a decision to dismiss a finding of poor profession performance against consultant paediatrician Prof Martin Corbally. Photograph: Collins

A “slip of the pen” by consultant paediatrician Martin Corbally should not have been the basis for his being subjected to the “extremely threatening o(...)

Prof Martin Corbally. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

An appeal with important implications for the regulation of the medical and healthcare professions has opened at the Supreme Court.The five-judge cou(...)

Consultant obstetrician/gynaecologist Dr Declan Egan, who practises at University Hospital Galway and runs the Galway Fertility Unit in Rahoon, faces an allegation of poor professional performance.

The Medical Council’s fitness to practise committee has adjourned an inquiry into a Galway doctor alleged to have carried out a fertility procedure wi(...)

Profess Martin Corbally arriving at the Four Courts today for a High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

A finding of poor professional performance against a paediatrician over an incorrect “tongue-tie” procedure on a young child in his care was unproven,(...)

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(...)