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(...)

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association say that if the Government does not remedy the pay problem Ireland will have lost, in another decade, most of a generation of the specialists that the country absolutely needs. Photograph: The Irish Times

Public hospital care will be irreparably damaged unless the Government ends the system of lower pay for recently appointed hospital specialists, the I(...)

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The prospect of industrial action by consultants in hospitals is more likely after the Government failed to table proposals for tackling the two-tier (...)

IMO president Dr Peadar Gilligan warned overcrowding will remain an issue if recommendations are not followed. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/ SON Photographic

The number of patients on hospital trolleys could exceed 1,000 at times this winter, a doctors’ conference has heard. Speaking at an event in Dublin (...)

The  president of the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO), Dr Peadar Gilligan, pictured at a conference on access to healthcare  in Croke Park on Saturday. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/ SON Photographic.

Doctors did not deal with women at the centre of the CervicalCheck controversy as tactfully or diplomatically as they could have, the president of the(...)

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