The junior doctors’ dispute appears to be moving towards resolution with the Irish Medical Organisation  describing as “significant” proposals negotiated with the HSE on cutting long working hours. Photograph: PA

The junior doctors’ dispute appears to be moving towards resolution with the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) describing as “significant” proposals ne(...)

Photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire
Junior doctor strike deferred

A planned strike next Wednesday by Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) junior doctors has been deferred for a week to allow the IMO to consider HSE propo(...)

Minister for Health  James Reilly: said introducing free GP care for all children under five would cost about €40 million. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister for Health James Reilly has said he believes universal free GP care will be introduced by 2016.He also said he wants to start this process wi(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly: criticised by IMO for not engaging with GPs. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Irish Medical Organisation has accused Minister for Health James Reilly of not being serious about introducing free GP care for children under-fiv(...)

INMO general secretary Liam Doran

Nurses have said they will not take on duties normally carried out by medical colleagues in hospitals if the planned strike by non-consultant hospital(...)

A woman may have been dead for more than a year before her body was found when a building society contacted her brother to say that she was behind on (...)

The Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform is to consider  pre-budget submissions from a range of charitable, interest and lobby groups at Goverment Buildings today.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Repeated tax increases on cigarettes and tobacco are forcing people to go without food in order to have money to satisfy their addiction rather than d(...)

The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has said that it is continuing with plans for strike action by non-consultant hospital doctors from later this month over long working hours. Photograph: Getty Images/arabianEye

The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has said that it is continuing with plans for strike action by non-consultant hospital doctors from later this mo(...)

Labour Relations Commission chief executive Kieran Mulvey who has invited health service management and the IMO to talks tomorrow. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Labour Relations Commission has invited health service management and the Irish Medical Organisation to take part in talks tomorrow aimed at head(...)

Worn out: The HSE says significant progress has been made towards implementing the European Working Time Directive, but even on the basis of its own figures – more than one-third of doctors are working shifts of more than 24 hours – there’s still some way to go. Photograph: Getty Images

You have to go back almost 30 years to find the last major industrial action by doctors in the health service and, ironically, their success in that s(...)

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