Up to one in five operating theatres in hospitals across the State are lying idle because of staff shortages or a lack of resources, the Irish Hospital Consultants Association has claimed. Photograph: Thinkstock.

Up to one in five operating theatres in hospitals across the State are lying idle because of staff shortages or a lack of resources, the Irish Hospita(...)

The Irish Hospital Consultants’ Association has said highly trained doctors are being “driven out”. File photograph: Getty Images

Nine out of 10 medical students plan to leave or are “contemplating” leaving Ireland when they qualify, a new study involving the State’s six train(...)

Twenty medical consultants gave up private practice last year  because of rapidly rising cost of indemnity cover, an Oireachtas committee has been told

Twenty medical consultants gave up private practice last year and more are expected to do so this year because of the rapidly rising cost of indemnity(...)

Under the terms of the  contract, consultants agreed to new work practices, restrictions on private practice and to be rostered over an expanded working day. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Hospital consultants are to sue the Government over its failure to pay increases of up to €40,000 per year under the terms of a contract agreed in 20(...)

Leo Varadkar, Minister for Health: “It is good news for patients”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has published legislation that will make it a legal requirement for all medical practitioners to have a minimum leve(...)

Ms Justice Mary Irvine: chaired  working group on medical negligence  which has drawn up proposals for “pre-action protocols” for the handling of medical negligence cases

Medical consultants are facing increases of up to 50 per cent in the cost of clinical indemnity cover. The UK-based Medical Protection Society (MPS), (...)

Dr James Reilly: IHCA is seeking talks with the Minister

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has said it has not yet agreed to sign up to the Haddington Road deal on public service pay and prod(...)