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Medical students and trainees surgeons are denied vital training in robotic surgery, which impoverishes the area and the long-term viability of the urology service.

University Hospital Limerick is lucky enough to have the only dual-console da Vinci Xi surgical robot in Ireland, but unlucky enough to be forbidden t(...)

The rate at which labs process slides has slowed considerably since the summer because of concerns raised by the rate of litigation. Photograph: iStock

The State is on the verge of taking over the operation of a large part of the service for examining smear tests for the CervicalCheck programme. Und(...)

Emma Mhic Mhathúna’s coffin is carried away from Séipéal na Carraige, Co Kerry. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus LTD

Emma Mhic Mhathúna was an inspiration, not just to those who knew her personally, but to those who were moved by her courageous pursuit of justice and(...)

 Kevin Daly and  Aaron Daly protesting at Leinster House over the time Aaron’s daughter Sophia (12) has had to wait for scoliosis surgery. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

The father of a girl with scoliosis who has been waiting for surgery for nearly 17 months has urged the Minister for Health to increase funding and ma(...)

Universal free GP care is to be downgraded to a long-term objective, according to Cabinet papers. File photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire

Universal free GP care, a key element of the Sláintecare plan that proposed a five-year timescale for the health reform strategy, is to be downgraded (...)

Several of Emma Mhic Mhathúna’s smear tests were misread and she later received a cancer disgnosis. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Emma Mhic Mhathúna, one of the women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy, says she had to take out a loan to pay for a family holiday while wait(...)

Emma Mhic Mhathúna: “They’re playing a very hard game,” she said of the lab involved in the negotiations. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Co Kerry woman Emma Mhic Mhathúna, one of those affected by the CervicalCheck controversy, has gone to mediation in her legal action against the US la(...)

 SilverCloud Health chief executive  Ken Cahill. “As an Irish company with global reach it is great to see the SilverCloud platform implemented in Ireland for the first time with the Health Service Executive.” Photograph:  Conor McCabe Photography

Irish technology firm SilverCloud Health has signed up with the HSE to provide access to digital mental health services to support the self-management(...)

Counsellors say they believe social media is playing a key role by amplifying stressful events such as relationship break-ups. Photograph: Getty Images

Record numbers of third-level students are seeking counselling for anxiety and related mental health problems, new figures show. Counsellors say numb(...)

Emma Mhic Mhathúna: “I am terminally ill, and I need the money now, to set things up for my children. I can’t afford to be waiting around.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Emma Mhic Mhathúna, one of the women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy, is planning to file High Court proceedings today over the 2013 smear t(...)

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