Helen Malone “languished for days” at St Luke’s General Hospital, Kilkenny, before surgery was carried out on January 8th, 2006, for a bowel problem, the High Court heard. Photograph Paddy Whelan

The Health Service Executive has publicly apologised at the High Court and is to pay €165,000 damages to the family of a mother of six who died after (...)

Patrick Malone,  widower of Helen Malone, on behalf of his family, is suing over her death at St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny.

A mother of six “languished for days” in hospital before undergoing surgery for a bowel problem, it has been claimed at the High Court. Patrick(...)

‘I heard on the radio that the casualty department in Limerick is unsafe.”A group of GPs in Nenagh were meeting to discuss rotas when we heard this an(...)

Responding to parliamentary questions tabled by Jerry Buttimer TD yesterday, Minister for Health Dr James Reilly said the Medical Council would continue to investigate every complaint it received. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Medical Council has appealed a High Court ruling that overturned its findings against a consultant paediatric surgeon at Our Lady’s Hospital for (...)

Medical students are now being taught how to search and critically appraise the best ‘evidence-based medicine’. Photograph: Thinkstock

We assume that the medicine we receive is evidence based and up to date, but in fact it can take an average of 17 years for evidence to filter down to(...)

 Prof Martin Corbally: Medical Council admonished him; one of the least serious of the possible sanctions available under the Medical Practitioners Act 2007.

A High Court decision from last November, Corbally v The Medical Council,  has thrown up a series of challenges for the system of complaint against do(...)

Dr James Reilly in the practice in Lusk, in 2004. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

PAUL CULLEN Minister for Health James Reilly has leased his GP practice in north Dublin to a company providing support services for health professiona(...)

Cavan General Hospital

A consultant at Cavan General Hospital has said he is co- operating fully with a review ordered by the Health Service Executive. The HSE placed restri(...)

Sharon McEneaney: the HSE’s report into her death in 2009 acknowledged that the hospital had “completely failed her”.

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital has been at the centre of a series of medical controversies during the past decade, of which the HSE’s apology for the su(...)

The late Sharon McEneaney (pictured). The Health Service Executive has apologised unreservedly to the family of the 31-year-old’ who died at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.

The Health Service Executive has apologised unreservedly to the family of a 31-year-old woman who died at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda aft(...)