The HSE said health service management accepted the new proposals drawn up by the LRC and advertising for consultants on the new rates would begin early next month.  Photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire

The HSE is to begin advertising for hospital consultants on new higher pay scales which have been proposed by the Labour Relations Commission. However(...)

Under the proposals consultants would also have scope for receiving higher salaries for taking on more senior posts as heads of departments or clinical directors. Photograph: Getty Images

Talks between the Government and the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) on a new pay and career structure deal for new hospital consultants have broken (...)

The testing of unconscious drivers involved in crashes for the presence of alcohol and drugs and the introduction of roadside impairment tests are du(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: said people were already struggling financially, without having to pay for UHI. Photograph: Alan Betson

The decision by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar to delay the introduction of universal health insurance (UHI) has been widely welcomed.Mr Varadkar s(...)

Ireland spends less than any other country in Western Europe on health, according to the OECD Health Statistics 2014. But how are we to square this wi(...)

 Irish Nurses and Midwives general secretary Liam Doran:  said the Government should also use talks with his union that are currently under way in the Labour Relations Commission to set out its proposals to reverse cuts imposed in the pay structure for nurses over recent years.   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Hospital consultants working exclusively in the public service would see their salaries increase from €116,000 to €175,000 in stages over a period o(...)

The formation of the National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) last year was motivated not simply by concerns GPs had over the state of gen(...)

A post-election poll after the recent local and European elections, in which the Government parties were routed, produced one especially disturbing re(...)

Minister for Health Dr James Reilly  said the option was still there for the IHCA to get involved. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) will have to change its position if its members are to gain from the outcome of current talks on sp(...)

HSE director general Tony O’Brien. Photograph: David Sleator

For two organisations due to merge, Department of Health and the HSE show little sign of peaceful co-existence. The correspondence between their respe(...)