IMO president Dr Ray Walley and  Minister for Health  Leo Varadkar at the IMO annual conference in  Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

The proposed deal to provide free family doctor care to all children under six has divided doctors, with the plan being rejected by the National Asso(...)

A welcome start

The Government’s agreement with the Irish Medical Organisation to provide free family doctor care for children aged under six has been heralded as a “(...)

Dr Ray Walley said universal health care was “a philosophy which believes that everybody in this country is entitled to adequate, affordable and high quality healthcare”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government’s plans for universal health insurance would represent just another tax, the new president of the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) Dr R(...)

Minister for health Leo Varadkar TD at the said some services that are currently 24-hour may have to be curtailed. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Some health services which are currently operated on a 24-hour basis may have to be curtailed in future if European rules limiting doctors’ working ho(...)

The Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has signalled that the Government will seek additional productivity measures from staff in the public service in return for pay restoration in forthcoming talks with trade unions

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has signalled that the Government will seek additional productivity measures from staff in the public service in r(...)

The proposed new deal to provide free family doctor care to all children under six represents a first step on the road back to a sustainable and viable general practice system, the chairman of the Irish Medical Organisation’s GP committee has said.

The proposed new deal to provide free family doctor care to all children under six was rejected by the National Association of General Practitioners(...)

New measures to speed up the processing of medical negligence cases and cut legal costs will be introduced by the end of the year, according to the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar

New measures to speed up the processing of medical negligence cases and cut legal costs will be introduced by the end of the year, according to the Mi(...)

GP members of the Irish Medical Organisation are meeting in Kilkenny today to discuss the Government’s long- planned scheme for free GP care for children aged under six, due to come into effect in July.

GP members of the Irish Medical Organisation are meeting in Kilkenny today to discuss the Government’s long- planned scheme for free GP care for child(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: it would be a mistake to assume there will be a better deal on offer after the general election. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Health services that cannot show they are using existing staff and financial or other resources to maximum effect should not get any additional fundin(...)

Fianna Fáil health spokesman Billy Kelleher said Minister for Health Leo Varadkar was prioritising his personal PR strategy by pushing out target times for waiting lists and presenting it as a breakthrough.

The Irish Medical Organisation and Fianna Fáil have described as shocking figures that show more than 400,000 people are on outpatient waiting lists.F(...)