Incoming president of the Irish Medical Organisation Dr Trevor Duffy (left) with outgoing president Dr Matthew Sadlier  at the IMO annual conference at Carton House Hotel in Maynooth today. Photograph: Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

The Irish Medical Organisation is to ballot its 5,000 members on whether they want to press ahead with a proposed review into how the organisat(...)

The IMO described the HSE’s reversal on the level of savings to be made under medical card probity tests from €113 million to €23 million as a “u-turn” which “undermines the HSE’s credibility on financial issues”.

The HSE service plan for 2014 has been described as an “austerity charter” by the Irish Medical Organisation which says the proposed budget is not ade(...)

Some €666 million will have to be shaved off health spending next year in order to meet Government targets, making next year “the most challenging yet”, according to Dr Reilly.

Thousands of people are set to lose their medical cards in a major drive against fraud announced in Budget 2014.Minister for Health James Reilly decli(...)

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(...)