The HSE is planning to appeal an Employment Appeals Tribunal  compensation award  to doctors for the failure of the HSE to pay higher salaries agreed under a revised contract seven years ago. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Government could do a deal with doctors on compensation for failure by the State to pay them higher salaries agreed more than seven years ago, Mi(...)

 The Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise.

Many of the risks within the country’s emergency departments would be significantly reduced if recommendations previously made by HIQA had been implem(...)

 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar who said the HSE would be abolished over the term of the next government. Photograph: Collins

The Health Service Executive (HSE) is to be dismantled in the term of the next government, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said on Saturday. He also(...)

Dr Gerard Crotty says Irish acute hospitals are dangerously overcrowded. Photograph: Getty

Patients are facing an even more severe crisis in hospital emergency departments this year compared to last winter, the head of the Irish Hospital Con(...)

The IHCA report said  more than 20 consultants ceased private practice in 2014 because of the unaffordable cost of indemnity. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

There are no obstetricians working exclusively in the private sector, the Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has said. In its annual repor(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar  at Hawkins House in Dublin on Monday. A meeting of the emergencey department taskforce implemenattion group was held on Monday to discuss hospital overcrowding. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has warned health officials that “heads will roll” if the latest initiative to address hospital overcrowding does not(...)

File photograph of Portlaoise hospital. The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) said a Hiqa report on the hospital highlighted the ‘critical importance’ of a properly resourced health service. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The underfunding of frontline hospital services is undermining the safety and quality of acute care, according to a hospital consultants group.The Iri(...)

Dr Gerard Crotty: ‘Patients are not getting the quality and timeliness of care they require, especially when waiting on trolleys or for appointments.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Trust – between doctors and their patients, and between doctors and the HSE – is a word frequently used by Dr Gerard Crotty, the president of the I(...)

In October 2012, the Government unilaterally cut pay by 30 per cent for all consultants appointed after that date.  However, this has been substantially reversed following the recent negotiations with the IMO. File photograph:  Thinkstock/Getty Images

The Health Service Executive is to advertise this week to fill a first batch of 30 hospital consultant posts following agreement with the Irish Medica(...)

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association has said that the Government’s new pay proposals for hospital consultants will fail to attract urgently-needed  high calibre  doctors. File  photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire.

The Government’s new pay proposals for hospital consultants will fail in its aim to attract urgently-needed high calibre senior doctors, a medical rep(...)

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