Under the 2007 Medical Practitioners Act, doctors have must enrol in a professional competence scheme, spend 50 hours a year on continuous professional development and participate in one clinical audit each year. File photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Two doctors have been found in breach of the Medical Practitioners Act 2007 at a Medical Council fitness-to-practise inquiry.It was alleged that both (...)

The Medical Council has decided that no further action should be taken against Dr Katherine Astbury (above) in relation to the care of Savita Halappanavar. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

No action will be taken by the Medical Council against Dr Katherine Astbury, the consultant obstetrician who led the care of Savita Halappanavar befor(...)

Martin Corbally: The Medical Council’s Fitness to Practise Committee found him  guilty of poor professional performance on three counts. Photograph:  Collins Photos

A Supreme Court ruling last month has raised major issues for regulation for health professionals in Ireland, with the legislation in question likely (...)

Research showing almost nine out of 10 medical students currently attending Irish univerities are considering leaving the Republic after qualification(...)

A doctor who is facing a number of allegations including that he failed to answer his phone while on call, left a clinic without permission and failed(...)

Dr Saqib Ahmed, who qualified in Pakistan, is not being legally represented at  a Medical Council inquiry and is participating by telephone from Grand Rapids, Michigan in the US. File photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

A doctor who worked in cancer treatment at University Hospital Limerick was a danger to patients and colleagues, a Medical Council inquiry has heard. (...)

Embo Medical (from left) Wayne Allen, Colin Forde and Liam Mullins. The firm was voted “one-to watch” by the CorkBIC Venture Academy.

Embo Medical Embo Medical has created a new medical device which makes embolization procedures faster and less expensive while also offering mo(...)

Aviva is promoting GP consultations for their members via smartphone while the VHI has teamed up with an online service through which customers can get prescriptions. Photograph: Getty Images

The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has called on the Government to stop health insurers offering their customers access to doctors by phone or video(...)

A Galway fertility doctor who clipped both of a woman’s fallopian tubes when he had consent to clip one has said he faced an “ethical dilemma” when wo(...)

Judgments: Key cases in brief

The defendants were found to be the owners of a hedge after a bitter dispute between neighbours. Madigan - vs - Reuter (2014) IEHC 617 (High Court, Ke(...)