The Health Service Executive has apologised to a mental health patient over a delay of almost three years in investigating a complaint about her psychiatrist. Photograph: Getty Images

The Health Service Executive has apologised to a mental health patient over a delay of almost three years in investigating a complaint about her psych(...)

A spokesman for the Irish College of General Practitioners said a number of reports by academic bodies and European bodies had said more GPs were needed here. File photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

The number of GPs currently being trained is only enough to allow services to “stand still” and is not sufficient to allow the introduction of univers(...)

Dr Omar Hassan Khalafalla: he misdiagnosed an X-ray, put on protective gear incorrectly and re-contaminated his hands by touching a non-sterile area while scrubbing up. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The lengthy inquiry into Dr Omar Hassan Khalafalla, who was found guilty this week of 28 counts of poor professional performance and professional misc(...)

Dr Omar Hassan Khalafalla Mohamed moved from one hospital to the next despite concerns being raised by staff who worked with him. Photograph: Collins

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has written to the Health Service Executive asking it to review employment procedures for staff who move between diff(...)

A file photograph of Dr Omar Hassan who faced allegations of professional misconduct and poor professional performance in relation to his care of patients during a Medical Council inquiry. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

A doctor has been found guilty of poor professional performance and professional misconduct on multiple counts at a fitness to practise inquiry. Dr O(...)

Bill Prasifka, the new chief executive of the Medical Council. He believes the current system is ‘overly formalistic’. Photograph: Eric Luke

The new chief executive of the Medical Council has expressed concern over a significant rise in disciplinary cases involving doctors who have failed t(...)

Dr Omar Hassan Khalafalla Mohamed “totally rejected” the allegations, and said the case has had a “devastating effect” on his health. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Concern over patient safety was central to the allegations brought forward against a doctor, a disciplinary inquiry heard on Monday. However, Dr Omar(...)

Dr Omar Hassan  at the Medical Council inquiry in Kingram house, Dublin, earlier this week. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A doctor displayed a “gross lack of knowledge” regarding theatre protocol, a disciplinary inquiry has heard. An alleged instance in which Dr Omar Has(...)

Dr Omar Hassan Khalafalla Mohamed Hassan, whose medical registration is suspended, denies the allegations. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A doctor’s insistence on attempting to insert a tube into a patient’s arm amounted to assault, a renowned orthopaedic surgeon claimed on Thursday at a(...)

 Dr Omar Hassan Khalafalla Mohamed,  who is facing a fitness-to-practise inquiry. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A doctor appeared to be unaware of basic protocols regarding cases of suspected child abuse, a disciplinary inquiry heard on Wednesday. Dr Omar Hassa(...)