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(...)

Medical errors occur. When they occur, they need to be acknowledged, both in the direct doctor-patient relationship, but also in formal proceedings lodged in court

I am a solicitor specialising in medical negligence cases. Before practising in Ireland, I was a partner in a London firm which acted for patients who(...)

With complications arising in a minority of laser-eye surgery cases, the amount of litigation is increasing. Photograph: The Irish Times

New guidelines have been drawn up for eye laser surgery amid growing concern over the use of hard-sell tactics in persuading consumers to undergo the (...)