Proposals for public sector pay set to be enacted by a Fine Gael-led minority government have met with a mixed reaction from unions. File photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The Garda Representative Association (GRA) has welcomed a commitment to increasing the number of gardaí to 15,000 and called on the next government to(...)

A new  GP-based 24-hour blood pressure monitoring and  a  contraceptive service for medical card patients has been delayed. Photograph: PA

Plans to introduce new 24-hour blood pressure monitoring and a modern contraception services in GP surgeries for medical card patients have been delay(...)

Limerick's Mid-Western Regional Hospital in Dooradoyle where patients are waiting on trolleys in corridors to have operations due to overcrowding.The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has said there were 569 patients on trolleys in hospital emergency departments this morning - the highest number ever recorded.Pic Emma Jervis / Press 22

People with health insurance can often wonder what the point of having it is. What benefits does it really have when you’re often processed through th(...)

Former IMO president Dr Mick Molloy said there was no clarity on when the clock started ticking for a patient’s wait in hospital. Photograph:  Bryan O’Brien

Doctors have accused the HSE of misleading the public by “fudging” the way waiting times for patients are measured in emergency departments. Delegat(...)

Prof Allyson Pollock: ‘Parents don’t know that the laws of the game are decided by World Rugby, and it is only interested in the professional game.’ Photograph:  Iain White/Fennell Photography

Control of schools rugby should be taken from its international governing body because of a failure to deal with the concussion issue, according to a (...)

Outgoing IMO president Dr Ray Walley. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ireland is “woefully unprepared” for a major emergency and the health service would be unable to cope with such an event, the Irish Medical Organisati(...)

Dr Peadar Gilligan, chairman of the IMO consultant committee, asked was it any wonder the HSE was struggling to recruit doctors given its record as an employer. File photograph: Getty Images

The Irish Medical Organisation says it has started legal proceedings to secure the release of salary increases it says are due since 2009. The IMO sa(...)

Public health doctor Ann Hogan said ‘a significant number of parents’ were withdrawing consent for a follow-up dose of the HPV vaccine.

Large number of parents are withdrawing their consent for their daughters to be vaccinated against the HPV virus due to adverse publicity over its all(...)

Outgoing Minister for Health Leo Varadkar asked to attend the IMO conference and will address delegates in Sligo. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Doctors are calling for the mandatory reporting of all injuries incurred by students playing sports in school. Dr Ray Walley, president of the Irish(...)

Padraig McGarry, chairman of the Irish Medical Organisation’s GP Committee.

An investigation is required to determine the exact level of doctors failing to meet the professional competence requirements, according to Padraig Mc(...)