The Irish Hospital Consultants Association has said that the Government’s new pay proposals for hospital consultants will fail to attract urgently-needed  high calibre  doctors. File  photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire.

The Government’s new pay proposals for hospital consultants will fail in its aim to attract urgently-needed high calibre senior doctors, a medical rep(...)

Doctors who are members of the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) have voted to accept revised pay proposals for consultants working in public hospitals. Photograph: Getty Images.

The Government is expected to advertise for about 200 hospital consultants following the decision by members of the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO)to(...)

Former minister for health Dr James Reilly’s decision to cut the salary of new consultants by 30 per cent in 2012, now seems an over-correction. Photograph: Frank Miller

The embarrassing prospect of donated kidneys having to be sent abroad because of a lack of staff to harvest and transplant them here is only the lates(...)

Irish Medical Organisation director of communications Maria Murphy has resolved her High Court proceedings brought over her purported dismissal.Follow(...)

The Irish Pharmacy Union said there was evidence to show that schemes controlled by insurance companies had led to a reduction in the number and range of medicines accessible. Photograph: PA Wire

Actuaries have warned the Government that insurers could need between €1.6 billion and €2.4 billion in additional regulatory capital to operate a sys(...)

Dr Wajiha Zia of University Hospital Waterford at the Overseas Medics of Ireland meeting in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland’s reliance on international medical graduates is among the highest of the OECD countries: 34 per cent of doctors working in Ireland were tr(...)

The Irish Medical Organisation’s long standing director of communications Maria Murphy has launched High Court proceedings aimed at preventing her pur(...)

Public service: lower-paid health workers want their pay concerns prioritised. Photograph: Alan Betson

Lower-paid staff in the public service want their pay concerns to be prioritised following new salary proposals put forward for hospital consultants(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said he plans to tackle the issue of hospital beds after previous  measures failed to halt the current crisis. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said he is “sick to death” of the problem of overcrowding in hospital emergency departments and he plans to tackl(...)

The chief executive of the Labour Relations Commission Kieran Mulvey. Under new Labour Relations Commission proposals hospital consultants working exclusively in the public service could reach the maximum pay rate at a faster rate. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Hospital consultants working exclusively in the public service could reach the maximum pay rate of €175,000 at a faster rate under new proposals drawn(...)