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Croke Park will host hundreds of RCSI medical students this September. Pictured at the launch of the initiative are Professor Hannah McGee,  Dr Niall Stevens of the RCSI, along with Mark Dorman of Croke Park,  RCSI students Róisín Baker and Hugh Woulfe and RCSI chief executive Professor Cathal Kelly  take to the pitch in Croke Park.

Hundreds of medical students are to use Croke Park as a make-shift college campus over the coming academic year to allow them to learn while social di(...)

The INMO raised the issue directly with Simon Harris at a meeting on Tuesday, where he confirmed that in his and the Department of Health’s view, there is no threat to service at Cavan General Hospital MLU. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Irish Nurses and Midwives’ Organisation (INMO) has welcomed the Minister for Health Simon Harris’ “unequivocal” support for the midwife-led matern(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Niamh Smyth said: “This has caused considerable shock to the staff, patients and residents in Counties Cavan and Monaghan”.

Midwife representative groups have called for the protection of midwifery-led maternity units (MLUs), adding that the closure of the units would lead (...)

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland has been sued after awarding Na Fianna GAA a contract to manage its sports facilities. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A company that currently manages a sports grounds for the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland is asking the Commercial Court to set aside the awardin(...)

As Ireland emerges from the Covid-19 lockdown, many people will potentially lose their jobs or see the nature of their jobs change radically. File photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP via Getty Images

In the months and years ahead, as Ireland emerges from the Covid-19 lockdown, many people will potentially lose their jobs or see the nature of their (...)

Prof Arnie Hill, of  the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, believes  Covid has expanded people’s interest in healthcare.

In 2008, a massive global recession gave the world a crash course in economics. Suddenly, credit default swaps, hedge funds and equity ratios (don’t a(...)

‘People underestimate the number of roles that pharmacists have.’ Photograph: iStock
Why study pharmacy?

We’re all waiting for the pharmaceutical industry to deal with coronavirus. Until they develop treatments and a vaccine, people will keep getting sick(...)

Simon Harris: the expert panel will report back to the Minister for Health  by the end of June on how the Government responded to the pandemic in nursing homes. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

More than 1,400 nursing home healthcare workers were infected with Covid-19 while working in facilities where clusters of the disease have been identi(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris: ‘We must continue to plan appropriately to meet the ongoing challenges of Covid-19 into the foreseeable future.’ Photograph: Collins

Thirteen more people with Covid-19 have died, the Department of Health said on Saturday, bring the State’s death toll to 1,604. In a statement, it sa(...)

“For many businesses and organisations to operate reliably in this ‘new normal’, they are going to have to make significant changes.” Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Rollingnews.ie

Since Covid-19 struck Ireland, 584,000 more people are out of work. Many are receiving financial and other economic assistance from publicly-funded su(...)

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