Doctors who are members of the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) have voted to accept revised pay proposals for consultants working in public hospitals. Photograph: Getty Images.

The Government is expected to advertise for about 200 hospital consultants following the decision by members of the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO)to(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said he plans to tackle the issue of hospital beds after previous  measures failed to halt the current crisis. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said he is “sick to death” of the problem of overcrowding in hospital emergency departments and he plans to tackl(...)

The chief executive of the Labour Relations Commission Kieran Mulvey. Under new Labour Relations Commission proposals hospital consultants working exclusively in the public service could reach the maximum pay rate at a faster rate. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Hospital consultants working exclusively in the public service could reach the maximum pay rate of €175,000 at a faster rate under new proposals drawn(...)

Under the terms of the  contract, consultants agreed to new work practices, restrictions on private practice and to be rostered over an expanded working day. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Hospital consultants are to sue the Government over its failure to pay increases of up to €40,000 per year under the terms of a contract agreed in 20(...)

Patients are almost certainly dying unnecessarily while waiting on trolleys for a hospital bed, the president of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association has said.

Patients are almost certainly dying unnecessarily while waiting on trolleys for a hospital bed, the president of the Irish Hospital Consultants Associ(...)

Jim Breslin, the secretary general of the Department of Health, has questioned the traditional practice in the public service of paying staff additional money to co-operate with change or reform programmes. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins.

The secretary general of the Department of Health has questioned the traditional practice in the public service of paying staff additional money to co(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said the 30 per cent pay cut for new-entrant hospital consultants, put in place in 2012 by his predecessor James Reil(...)

Hospital consultants are the largest group of high-earners in the public service, and it had been argued by some commentators and politicians that Irish consultants’ salaries were out of line with those internationally.  Photogroph: Thinkstock

The number of doctors who are appointed to consultant posts in hospitals around the State is the number that will determine whether the recent talks o(...)

Leo Varadkar, Minister for Health: “It is good news for patients”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has published legislation that will make it a legal requirement for all medical practitioners to have a minimum leve(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly said the Haddington Road agreement was now the medium for engagement on industrial relations matters in the public service. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has been left out of new talks with the Government. The talks could result in the introduction of n(...)

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