The Government needs to commit funding to ensure the success of Sláintecare Social Democrat co-leader Roisín Shortall has said. Ms Shortall was cha(...)

Róisín Shortall, Social Democrats TD and a key author of the Sláintecare reforms, maintains  abolishing cross-subsidisation of private practice in public hospitals would offset the loss of the €600 million in income currently generated from fee-paying patients. Photograph: Eric Luke

Within the next few months, the Government will have to decide on whether to press ahead with proposals which would fundamentally change the shape of (...)

Research shows about 36%  of GPs are over 55, and 20%  of GPs who emigrate do not return.  Photograph:  Getty Images

The health service failed to fill 100 consultant posts advertised by the Public Appointments Service between 2015 and 2017. Over three years the HSE(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris told the Cabinet last week that if agreement cannot be reached with the IMO, the State could unilaterally set its own fees. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Ministers have been warned that GPs may use Government promises to introduce abortion services by next year as a negotiating ploy to seek “significant(...)

The IMO said public hospitals had 1,531 fewer inpatient beds compared to 2007

The Government’s plans to provide an additional 2,600 hospitals will be insufficient to meet increasing demands, doctors have warned. The Irish Hosp(...)

Irish Medical Organisation president Dr Peadar Gilligan said the pay differential was directly leading to longer waiting lists for patients. File photograph: Shane O’Neill, SON Photographic

Doctors have warned of potential industrial action in hospitals if the Government does not eliminate what they have described as pay discrimination be(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said a clause has been included in the agreement to ensure contractual compliance by consultants, “in particular those relating to private practice”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Government has insisted the €200 million settlement with hospital consultants reached yesterday will have no knock-on effects or implication for p(...)

As part of the settlement, consultants will receive corrected remuneration. Photograph: Thinkstock

Hospital consultant doctors are to get a pay increase following the settlement of their breach of contract claims against the Health Service Executive(...)

The cases are due in court this week. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Talks with a view to reaching a settlement between the Government and hospital consultants over a series of court cases that could cost the State hund(...)

The first payment was made, but not the second phase, following the collapse in the public finances, and the State later cut consultants’ pay by 15%-25%. File photograph: Getty Images

The State has warned that a successful legal action by hospital consultants over withheld pay increases could have “catastrophic consequences” for hea(...)

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