Plants at a medical cannabis company in Israel. Photograph: Amir Cohen/File Photo/Reuters

Ireland is “sleepwalking” into the legalisation of cannabis on the back of a campaign of misinformation about the drug, according to doctors who have (...)

Fianna Fáil health spokesman Stephen Donnelly.Photograph: Alan Betson

Pay discussions to encourage the recruitment of medical consultants will also have to consider the concept of not having private practice in public ho(...)

National Association of General Practitioners’s leadership hopes to have a comprehensive package of measures in place to deal with financial difficulties in the coming days.

The National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) has lost about 200 members in recent weeks since the Government reached agreement with the Ir(...)

National Association of General Practitioners president Dr Maitiu O’Tuathail said he had resigned as he had ‘grave concerns’ with regards to the organisation’s governance. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA

The president and the national council of the National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) have resigned from the organisation over what they (...)

Minister for Health  Simon Harris  is expected to propose a new process to deal with the two-tier pay issue at the IMO conference on Saturday. File image: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

Hospital consultants and non-consultant hospital doctors will jointly ballot for industrial action if the Government does not move to end the two-tier(...)

Delegates at the IMO’s  agm in Killarney, Co Kerry. Photograph: SON Photo

The Minister for Health Simon Harris is expected on Saturday to promise a new process to tackle the pay gap between medical consultants taken on since(...)

 “Drought can  have a huge affect on farmers who themselves are under pressure to consider the impacts of cattle density and the subsequent that has on carbon emissions and on water contamination.” Photograph: Getty Images

The environmental impact of climate change could lead to a public health crisis in Ireland, the annual conference of the Irish Medical Organisation (I(...)

IMO conference has heard it can be difficult to get patients admitted to hospital to have tumours removed due to a lack of beds.

New Government proposals to address the controversial system of lower pay rates for recently recruited staff in the public service would not be adequa(...)

Revised Labour Court proposal: “Among the key recommendations are significant pay improvements, which offer the prospect of better nurse retention as well as a carrot to attract home nursing graduates who have opted to work abroad.” File photograph: Getty

Could the tide be slowly turning for our beleaguered public health system? Recent developments offer some hope, albeit no certainty, for the future. (...)

Dr Cliona Murphy: “I thought I would see more women coming into the hospitals,” says the chairwoman of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Photograph: Tom Honan

The 100th day of Ireland’s new abortion service was marked last Thursday in the same way as all the previous days – by a conspicuous lack of comment. (...)

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