Ross McCabe,  from Newbridge, Co Kildare, who will be studying medicine in Poland. Photograph: Michael Donnelly

A dozen Irish students who did not secure college places to study medicine in Ireland are to meet Polish ambassador Ryszard Sarkowicz today in advanc(...)

Dr Gabriel Eichler from the US-based online network PatientsLikeMe.

Subjects, service users, clients, participants. All these words describe the person at the heart of healthcare: the patient. While health services, re(...)

The Medical Council has sanctioned two doctors for inappropriate prescribing of  drugs. Photograph: PA Wire

The Medical Council has sanctioned two doctors for inappropriate prescribing of prescription drugs. Dr Mohammad Ahmed Khan has been struck off after (...)

Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Peter Van Geene during the Medical Council fitness-to-practise inquiry at Kingram House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

An obstetrician accused of poor professional performance should have stopped carrying out hysterectomies if there were repeated complications, a Medic(...)

Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Peter Van Geene. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

A doctor accused of poor professional performance was unable to tell a patient who underwent a hysterectomy if her ovaries had been removed. The woma(...)

The Government has nominated High Court judge Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley for appointment to the Supreme Court

The Government has nominated High Court judge Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley for appointment to the Supreme Court. It has also agreed to nominate two sen(...)

Helen Cruise and her daughter Aneka Cruise during a Medical Council fitness-to-practise inquiry on Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Peter Van Geene at Kingram House, Dublin. Photograph: Collins

A nurse has told a Medical Council inquiry how a doctor was rude to a woman who underwent a hysterectomy. Catriona Kenny recalled a meeting which took(...)

Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Peter Van Geene at the the Medical Council fitness-to-practise inquiry at Kingram House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A Medical Council inquiry has resumed into allegations of poor professional performance by a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, Dr Peter Van G(...)

More than 2,000 complaints have been made against doctors, mostly by members of the public, over a five-year period, according to a new report by the (...)

The future of the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise is unclear.

A decision on the future of the emergency department at Portlaoise hospital has been put off until the autumn at the earliest. Minister for Health Leo(...)