Solicitors for the IMO last week sent a letter to the HSE seeking the immediate re-introduction of the living-out allowance for non-consultant hospital doctors. Photograph: Reuters

The trade union representing doctors has warned that it may initiate legal proceedings for alleged contempt of court against the Health Service Execut(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said he intends to reverse the fall in the number of nurses working in the public health service in the coming (...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar hopes to reverse the fall in the number of nurses. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Targeted measures to tackle waiting lists, the recruitment of hundreds of extra doctors and nurses and the expansion of cancer services are outline(...)

A file image of Dr Ray Walley, chairman of the GP committee of the IMO. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Ireland and other European countries are experiencing a “silent epidemic” of superbugs caused by rising resistance to antibiotics, a conference on pri(...)

The National Association of General Practitioners has called on the Government to “stop the madness” in its policies and care for people in the community rather than being so reliant on hospital care

The Government’s plan to introduce free GP care for under-6s next year is in jeopardy after one of the GP organisations called for its postponement.D(...)

The National Association of GPs is to team up with a small Cork-based trade union in order to gain access to a negotiating licence for its members. Photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire.

Family doctors have called on the Government to postpone the proposal to extend free GP care to under-6s next year.Delegates at the annual conference (...)

The Irish Medical Organisation  has strongly opposed the introduction of any co-payments as part of the scheme, but individual GPs who were surveyed in a recent study favoured their introduction as a way of discouraging inappropriate attendances. The mooted fee is €5  per visit.

  Family doctors are to be given the option of charging patients a nominal fee when free GP care is introduced for under-6s and all over-7(...)

Last week Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said he would support newly-appointed hospital consultants receiving pay parity with colleagues employed before October 2012. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The Government will have to consider its options for filling hundreds of vacant consultant posts in hospitals after doctors rejected revised pay rates(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: Siptu said that the Minister should set out his plans to lift the burden on lower- and middle-income health workers. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Pay cuts imposed on lower- and middle-income health workers should be restored by the Minister for Health, the trade union Siptu has said. It said tod(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Minister for Health says he will support newly appointed hospital consultants receiving pay parity with colleagues employed before October 2012 as(...)