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. (...)

Doctors who left the register  pointed to a lack of employer support, workplace understaffing and the hours expected to work in the context of the European Working Time Directive. Photograph: Getty Images

The healthcare system has an over-reliance on doctors who are trained overseas and is facing challenges in recruiting and retaining Irish personnel, t(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at an event to discuss Sláintecare last month. File photograph: Aoife Moore/PA

There has been a long-running joke at the top of Government as to whether Theresa May would secure her Brexit deal before Simon Harris reached a new a(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  and Minister for Health Simon Harris during an announcement regarding primary care. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Free GP care is to be introduced on a phased basis over a number of years to all children up to age 12, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. He said ini(...)

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