IMO president Dr Ray Walley. The organisation said more than 1,000 GPs emigrated to the UK between 2009 and 2013.  Photograph: Fennell Photography

Family doctors are leaving for the UK at a rate of one a day because of poor working conditions in the Irish health service, the Irish Medical Organis(...)

Siptu divisional organiser Paul Bell said his union’s members were now being “victimised and marginalised”.

Benefits secured by nurses represented by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) as part of a recent deal aimed at averting planned strikes(...)

The allowance was paid to interns, senior house officers and registrars in cases where their hospitals did not provide accommodation to facilitate on-call duties.  Photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA

Non-consultant hospital doctors are to begin a new legal initiative aimed at forcing the health service to reintroduce a €3,100 accommodation allowanc(...)

Family doctors have criticised the Government for seeking to ‘nationalise’ general practice with plans to extend free GP care to all children. Photograph: Thinkstock

Family doctors have attacked the Government for seeking to “nationalise” general practice by planning to extend free GP care to all children. Speaker(...)

Dr William Behan, Walkinstown: “You’re dealing with more trivial illnesses, or illnesses at an earlier stage.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There was the boy with the sniffle; the mother who brought her baby to the doctor on the childminder’s say-so; the parents looking for a cert so their(...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Paschal Mooney (right): said rural people could see the impact of Government policies. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Claims by Fianna Fáil Senators that the Government has abandoned rural Ireland led to sharp exchanges. Fianna Fáil Senator Mark Daly said some 20 GP(...)

 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said he is disappointed at the rejection by GPs of Government proposals to deal with a shortage of GPs in rural areas. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar is disappointed at the rejection by the Irish Medical Organisation of proposals to encourage more GPs to work in rura(...)

The Irish Medical Organisation has rejected the Minister for Health’s revised proposal to encourage GPs to work in rural Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times.

The Irish Medical Organisation has rejected the Minister for Health’s revised proposal to encourage GPs to work in rural Ireland. Following months o(...)

 Leo Varadkar:  said there is a “real problem” in the supply of GPs in remote areas, though less than 1 per cent of all GP schemes are vacant. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Revised financial supports to encourage doctors to work and stay in rural areas have been unveiled by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Almost 100 (...)

GPs have called for the creation of a dedicated fund for chronic disease management to meet the rapidly rising needs of an ageing population.  Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire.

GPs have called for the creation of a dedicated fund for chronic disease management to meet the rapidly rising needs of an ageing population. The Iri(...)