Trust your instincts, don’t be overinfluenced by the plans of others – particularly your friends’ plans. You will make lots of new friends, wherever and whatever you end up studying. Photograph: Getty Images

1. Register now – - and save money If you hope start an undergraduate college course in Ireland next September , you need to register your application(...)

‘I am a very experienced ward nurse with many skills to offer, but I feel rejected by my own country.’

Last week, Irish Times Abroad published a feature about the difficulties emigrant nurses are experiencing in their attempts to return to Ireland to wo(...)

No doctor or ambulance was called, both nurses went off duty at 8am and no reference was made in the handover nursing notes to the restraint belt.

Two nurses have had their registration suspended for six months, plus conditions attached to their registration for two years, in connection with the (...)

John Fiddler: ‘I now look across at Ireland, my birthland, and seriously contemplate returning to live there again.’

This article forms part of a new series for Irish Times Abroad on the opportunities worldwide for Irish healthcare workers. John Fiddler is a (...)

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland found eight nurses guilty of professional misconduct in its latest  findings

A male nurse has been struck off for having inappropriate and intimate sexual contact with a patient at an unidentified child and adolescent psychi(...)

The nurse, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, is being investigated arising out of allegations made by a female patient at a medical facility where he had worked.

A nurse has initiated a legal action aimed at halting an investigation by An Bord Altranais into allegations of misconduct made against him.The nurse,(...)

Under the current system, the committee is dominated by nurses but this will change to a lay majority under the new system. The first public hearings are expected to start shortly.

Serious concerns about the way complaints against nurses are investigated have been expressed in a report commissioned by the Nursing and Midwifery B(...)

Ruairí Quinn: Minister said new legislation  will bring the teaching profession into line with similar regulatory bodies such as the Medical Council or An Bord Altranais.

The power to sanction underperforming teachers and suspend them from their posts will finally be given to the Teaching Council a full 12 years after t(...)

The first public fitness-to-practise inquiry for nurses or midwives is  expected to be held in May or June of this year.

Fitness-to-practise inquiries into complaints about nurses and midwives are to be held in public from later this year, An Bord Altranais has said. (...)

Tweaks to existing laws will allow the Teaching Council, which regulates the profession, to effectively strike off teachers who are underperforming or found guilty of misconduct. Photograph: Stephen Shepherd/The Image Bank/Getty Images

An official watchdog is being handed ramped up powers to deal with bad teachers.Tweaks to existing laws will allow the Teaching Council, which regula(...)

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