Ger Brennan, who trained as a nurse, was keen to merge his medical interest with sales. After ‘a hundred PFOs’ applying to be a medical rep he landed a contract job with Bayer

Brexit doesn’t worry Ger Brennan. It’s a startling take from an industry leader, given how much the relentless uncertainty over the manner of the even(...)

Medical bodies argue that  lower pay rates for newer-entrant consultants has led to hospitals being unable to fill about 500 specialist posts on a permanent basis. File photograph: Getty

Hospital consultants and non-consultant hospital doctors are to ballot for industrial action early next month unless the Government sets out concrete (...)

Under new legislation, a person will be deemed not to have agreed to be a donor if they had, while alive, registered their wish not to become one. Photograph: Peter Dazeley via Getty

A merged opt-in and opt-out register to consent to organ donations could sow doubts and lead to fewer donations, a Department of Health official has s(...)

Paschal Donohoe wrote to Simon Harris indicating he wanted an embargo on introducing new drugs until the end of the year.

The Health Service Executive is not at present approving any new drugs that generate additional costs, due to financial pressures. The HSE said on T(...)

In Budget 2020, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe increased the amount that a person or couple can earn while still being eligible for a full medical card

Are the restoration of medical cards subject to means testing in the case of an 85-year-old, and what are the rules relating to this? Mr P.M., Dublin(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe with Budget 2020 at Government Buildings. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Budget 2020 has broken the assumption built up over recent years of continuous, generous increases in funding for Government departments; of across-th(...)

Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe is to announce Budget 2020 on Tuesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has opted for last minute tax increases to fund a series of targeted spending measures in Budget 2020. Mr Donoho(...)

 Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe:  he will opt for a more cautious budget as the prospect looms of a no-deal Brexit.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

With the prospect of a no-deal Brexit looming, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said he will opt for a more cautious budget than would otherwi(...)

Aoife Bennett’s action is brought against the Minister for Health, the HSE, Glaxosmithkline Biologicals SA  GSK, and the HPRA

The lead case of up to 100 cases over an alleged link between a human swine-flu vaccine and the sleep disorder narcolepsy is to open on Tuesday at the(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris has challenged social media companies to take action to counter misinformation online about vaccines. Photograph: Denis Charlet/AFP via Getty

Twitter has teamed up with the HSE to provide a new tool that will give prominence to credible public health information about vaccines to people in I(...)

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