Dr Michael Burnell  declined to co-operate with the professional competence scheme of the Medical Council.

A Medical Council disciplinary hearing has found a Dublin GP failed to co-operate with an investigation of his professional competence. Dr Michael Bu(...)

Kate Moore: ‘No child should have to feel alone in the face of mental illness’. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

No Child 2020 is an editorial initiative by The Irish Times. Its purpose is to give voice to children, to explore the problems facing children in Irel(...)

John and Rachel Flynn with their three children.

When an IVF consultant told John Flynn and his wife Rachel that the results of his semen analysis indicated they would be unlikely to conceive a baby (...)

‘GPs are already over-worked, highly stressed and leaving the profession in droves.’ Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

The board of the Irish College of General Practitioners, the professional body for general practice in Ireland, has refused for the second time reques(...)

Ann Eble and Samantha Mumba at the ‘Battle of the Stars’ for Breast Cancer Ireland. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

1) National Brain Awareness Week, beginning March 11th, aims to promote awareness and understanding of the brain and brain conditions, as well as the (...)

The vast majority of the State’s 19 maternity units have stated their preparedness to provide surgical abortion in the new year.

GPs in 24 of the 26 counties of the Republic have indicated their willingness to perform medical abortion under the new legislation coming into force (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “It will have to be rolled out, it will have to be phased in.” Photograph: PA Wire

Abortion services will be rolled out on a phased basis from January 1st, and terminations of pregnancy will not immediately be available in every hosp(...)

Coombe master Dr Sharon Sheehan  has cited issues including the absence of finalised clinical guidelines, models of care and legislation, as well as staff training and resources, for a delay implementing new legislation. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital has told the Government it will not be ready to provide abortion services from January 1st as plann(...)

Dr Peter Boylan said expectations had to be kept in context, and that women in other countries often had to travel “hundreds of miles” to access such services. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Revised ethical guidelines for doctors on abortion and conscientious objection will not be ready in time for the planned rollout of termination servic(...)

Women gathered at the Dáil earlier this month to demand the right to free and safe legal abortion. Photograph: James Forde

The Government is finalising arrangements for a 24-7 helpline for women to receive counselling and clinical advice for abortion services starting in t(...)

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