Doctors will be paid €450 for three visits under the new contract for termination of pregnancy services.

The Government has reached agreement with family doctors to operate its planned GP-led service for the provision of abortions from next year. As part(...)

Michael Healy-Rae said TDs would not seek to filibuster but would “do our jobs as TDs” to debate and scrutinise the legislation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Both anti-abortion and pro-choice TDs will continue their attempts to amend the abortion legislation when it returns to the Dáil for report stage late(...)

Figures obtained by Fianna Fáil health spokesman Stephen Donnelly last week show nearly 10,000 patients over the age of 75 were on trolleys for at least 24 hours in the first eight months of the year. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s hospitals face another chaotic winter with the number of patients on trolleys set to exceed 1,000, the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has (...)

A deal with GPs on new services and working arrangements is key to the Government’s overall healthcare reforms

Talks between the Government and doctors’ representatives on a new contract for general practitioners are to re-commence on Wednesday. A deal with G(...)

The extra 100,000 GP visit cards available for those on lower incomes will be widely welcomed, except by overworked GPs. File photograph: Getty Images

The biggest health budget in the history of the State was announced on a day when figures published outside the Dáil starkly illustrated how poorly mu(...)

Officials from Minister for Health Simon Harris’ department are to meet medical colleges to discuss clinical protocols to deliver an abortion service. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Department of Health is to meet medical colleges including the Irish College of General Practitioners, the Royal College of Physicians, and the In(...)

The IMO has said GPs should not be treated any differently to other public servants in terms of a process for restoration of austerity cuts. Photograph: Thinkstock

Talks between the Government and the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) are to re-convene next week. However, the doctors’ trade union wants the new pro(...)

The State will need significantly more than the 2,500 additional public hospital beds that the Government is planning to put in place over the next de(...)

The Government will hope proposals for improving pay for recent public service entrants will quell a long-running controversy and persuade groups such(...)

The Government is expected to announce new proposals to end the controversial lower pay arrangements in place for about 60,000 staff who were recruited to the public service since 2011.

The Government will not go beyond the measures announced on Monday to end lower-pay arrangements for personnel recruited since 2011, Minister for Publ(...)

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