Prof Alf Nicholson and Gráinne O’Malley at Temple Street hospital: they have produced an updated  edition of their book ‘When your Child is Sick’  to help parents deal with childhood illness. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Children in Ireland today are one of the healthiest generations ever, yet large numbers of them are being brought to a GP or hospital more frequently (...)

The health service emerged as one of the top concerns of voters in the general election. And just as the body politic must find an innovative solution(...)

A €10 million deal on rural GP allowances was welcome, but would not be enough to attract doctors to rural Ireland, doctors’ representatives have warn(...)

 Mayo GP Dr Gerry Crowley speaking at the No Doctor No Village public meeting. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Jerry Cowley, a Mayo GP who became an Independent TD in 2002 after he became infuriated by the standard of medical care in rural Ireland, stood in fro(...)

Representatives from the Irish Medical Organisation spoke at the meeting to highlight  GP issues nationwide

Communities struggle to survive when their GP services are taken away, a meeting to save doctor services across the country heard last night. Local(...)

The doctor will see you now: GP-Online is set to be rolled out shortly

A new service that enables GPs in Ireland to provide live consultations with patients through smartphones and tablets is to be launched shortly. GP-O(...)

Residents of Bansha, Co Tipperary, pack their local community hall at a public meeting in November. They are concerned that a GP vacancy be filled. Photograph: John D Kelly

The Health Service Executive has reinstated allowances in a bid to fill a rural GP post in Bansha, Co Tipperary, even though the post was originally (...)

 Residents  of  Bansha, Co Tipperary, pack the community hall at the public meeting regarding the closure of the local GP surgery. Photograph:  John D Kelly

The name of Dr Marguerite Madigan, who is due to retire in mid-January, is much on the lips of the people of Bansha in south Tipperary. Commen(...)

“These figures act as a warning sign for the safety of patients.” Photograph: Katrina Wittkamp/Getty

Family doctors have said it now takes more than one day and 10 hours on average for a patient to secure a routine appointment with a general practitio(...)

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The National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) has claimed that the “vast, vast majority” of GPs around the country who have signed the co(...)