A Heathrow flight information screen is shown above a television screen reporting the Ebola outbreak at Heathrow Airport in London, yesterday. Heathrow Airport has begun Ebola screening, whereby passengers will have their temperatures tested for the Ebola virus. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Ireland is well prepared for an Ebola outbreak. We are far from the epicentre of the current outbreak in west Africa and there are no direct flights b(...)

Protesters wear masks reading “Mato Resign” (in reference to Spanish Health Minister Ana Mato) during a demonstration yesterday against government spending cuts in the health care sector, outside the Carlos III hospital in Madrid, where a nurse who contracted Ebola is being treated. Photograph: Paul Hanna/Reuters

The Government has moved to allay concern over the growing threat posed by the outbreak of Ebola disease.The crisis, which this week saw the first Ebo(...)

Senator John Crown said Mr Lawless had provided “very plausible evidence” to the committee

A patient advocate was warned that he might be in breach of parliamentary privilege for naming a hospital at (...)

Independent TD Peadar Tóibín stressed the campaign would be open those from all political traditions and none. File Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A national ‘day of action’, with demonstrations in towns across the State, will take place in early April, as part of a new national campaign against (...)

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(...)

The Medical Council was criticised by some candidates for extending voting by 10 days on the day the polls were due to close. Photograph: David Sleator

Six new members have been elected to the Medical Council, the organisation has announced. The doctors were voted in by fellow medics from a fie(...)