Dr Shirin Akhtar, a paediatric registrar in Tallaght Hospital. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

More than one third of doctors in Ireland trained abroad – but their ability to work within the Irish health system is severely curtailed by curren(...)

 Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly arriving at Government Buildings this wee. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government will increase permanently the number of critical care beds in hospitals, the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said. The Minist(...)

IHCA president Prof Alan Irvine said there was no clear allocation of funding to hire additional hospital consultants and other frontline professionals.  Photograph: Getty Images

Doctors have described the Government’s new plan to get the health service through the winter as disappointing and said the additional bed capacity pr(...)

IHCA vice president Dr Gabrielle Colleran said for many of her colleagues working abroad and  considering returning to Ireland, pay inequality is a ‘red line issue’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

An additional 2,000 hospital beds are needed pretty much immediately, medical specialists have said. The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA(...)

 Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer with Covid-19 graphic. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn has told the public to take less notice of the daily Covid-19 figures and focus more on the trends and und(...)

Acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn at a daily Covid-19 briefing

A number of doctors have called for an end to the daily Covid-19 figures, describing them as a “self-perpetuating cycle of misery”. Dr Maitiu O Tuat(...)

IHCA president Dr Donal O’Hanlon said one in five permanent consultant posts were currently unfilled in public hospitals. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A substantial increase in the number of doctors including hospital consultants and GPs will be needed in the coming years, a Health Service Executive (...)

HSE chief executive Paul Reid. The health service said staff and others currently employed by private consultants could benefit from  income supports provided by the State. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

There is still no agreement between the Government and about 600 medical consultants working in the private sector over plans to bring them into the p(...)

Patients and consultants need clarity on continuity of care, the Irish Hospital Consultants’ Association has said. File photograph: Bloomberg

Hospital consultants have called for further clarity on the continuity of care for private patients during the coronavirus pandemic, adding that the “(...)

The agreement with doctors will have a similar termination clause to that in place between the State and private hospitals. File photograph: The Irish Times

The Government is to allow private-sector medical specialists treat their existing fee-paying patients in the public system on condition they do not c(...)

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