Pricing doctors out

A “brain drain” of young doctors from the State’s’s public health system has been recently highlighted by the Medical Council. In a new threat, the Jo(...)

Ms McKeogh was 32 when Dr Egan performed the bilateral tubal ligation under total anaesthetic. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The decision of a Galway fertility doctor to clip both of a woman’s fallopian tubes without consent has been described as “quite extraordinary” at a M(...)

Dr Wajiha Zia of University Hospital Waterford at the Overseas Medics of Ireland meeting in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland’s reliance on international medical graduates is among the highest of the OECD countries: 34 per cent of doctors working in Ireland were tr(...)

The Medical Council has resumed a fitness to practise inquiry into a Galway doctor. Photograph: Dave Sleator

A Galway woman who was sterilised without her consent has likened the experience to having years of her life taken away.Lorna McKeogh (36) was giving (...)

 The college’s programme in Bahrain has been accredited for five years by the Irish Medical Board. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland programme in Bahrain has been accredited by the Irish Medical Council for a period of five years following (...)

 Sally  and Seán Rowlette of Dromore West in Sligo. Ms Rowlette died at Sligo General Hospital  in February 2013     hours after giving birth to her fourth child. Photo supplied by family

The family of Sally Rowlette, who died after giving birth at Sligo Regional Hospital last year, have received an apology from the HSE – almost two we(...)

In some of the complaints it is alleged a lack of care or the poor treatment of now deceased persons contributed to their deaths.

Gardaí are reviewing 700 complaints relating to residential care homes for the disabled and nursing homes for the elderly.The detail of a large volume(...)

Freddie Wood, president of the Medical Council. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“Our lives begin to end the day we start to remain silent about the things that matter” – Martin Luther KingIt is not surprising that the president o(...)

The first national survey of trainee doctors has found most are happy with their training, but in one-in-three has suffered bullying. The ’Your Train(...)

Savita Halappanavar died one week after she was admitted to  University Hospital Galway more than two years ago, when she was 17 weeks pregnant and miscarrying. Photograph: The Irish Times

A review of the implementation of official recommendations following the death of Savita Halappanavar has found “a reasonable picture of compliance”.T(...)