Paschal Donohoe: he  said he wanted “serious and constructive” engagement before the end of the 13-week operation of the scheme. Photograph: Getty Images

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe had strong concerns about elements of the Government’s initiative to provide free GP consultations to (...)

Doctors who returned from overseas to help combat Covid-19 in Ireland now feel “betrayed” after being told they are no longer needed, the Irish Medica(...)

The health service is facing a possible ‘double whammy’ from Covid-19 and flu next winter. File photograph: PA Wire

Preparations for next winter’s flu season need to begin immediately, and should include the provision of that vaccine to children, according to a form(...)

GPs have said they are continuing to care for patients in nursing homes. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

GPs have said they are continuing to care for patients in nursing homes, but that it is important such consultations are only carried out where necess(...)

IMO president Dr Padraig McGarry: “we must never again allow our health services to be so underfunded and understaffed”. File photograph: Getty Images

Doctors have called for an investment programme “of historic proportions” in the country’s health service on foot of the current Covid-19 crisis. In (...)

A temporary marquee structure erected on the grounds of the Mater hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Private hospitals have sought clarification from the HSE on whether consultants in public facilities can continue to treat patients privately during t(...)

The Beacon Clinic in Dublin. It is understood insurers are to look for clarity in relation to a number of scenarios regarding subscribers being treated in both public and private hospitals in the weeks ahead.

Private patients with non-Covid-19 illnesses will continue to be treated in public hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic, it has emerged. The Gov(...)

Outbreaks of Covid-19 have been reported in nursing and long-term residential care homes across the country. Image: Paul Scott

Hundreds of home carers are to be redeployed to nursing and residential care homes to plug staffing gaps caused by outbreaks of coronavirus. Separate(...)

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan, his deputy Dr Ronan Glynn and Covid-19 expert advisory group chair Dr Cillian De Gascun with interpreter Margaret Woulfe at a media briefing on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The public has been told to limit its social interactions and stop shaking hands with others as part of enhanced containment measures following the fi(...)

The IMO wants an end to the two-tier pay system under which medical specialists appointed after October 2012 are paid up to €50,000 less than their longer-serving colleagues. Photograph: Getty Images

The next government administration will face a series of industrial relations challenges in the weeks ahead, including in the key health and education(...)

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