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(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: The Department  refused on a number of occasions in recent weeks to say what projects could be affected by the current capital funding pressures. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

In the plush surroundings of a five-star hotel overlooking the lakes of Killarney last April, Minister for Health Simon Harris told doctors that the €(...)

The Irish Medical Council said it would it carefully consider the Scally report.  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Medical Council’s guide for doctors on ethics and professional conduct is not in keeping with a modern, patient-centred approach, Dr Gabriel Scall(...)

IMO president Dr Peadar Gilligan said the level of anger among doctors about this issue made a strike more likely. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has warned that hospital consultants could strike if the Government does not address the two-tier pay system in p(...)

INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha: ‘Without progress, our members will be forced to examine other alternatives.’ Photograph: Lisa Moyles

In the weeks ahead nurses and midwives will have to decide on whether to bank about €20 million in pay improvements suggested by the report of the Pub(...)

The processing delays stem from a dispute between the Department  Social Protection and GPs over the introduction of new illness certification forms in recent weeks. Photograph: iStock

Civil servants have warned they could take industrial action as a result of “aggressive and abusive” calls they are receiving due to delays in the pay(...)

The annual overruns in the health budget are as predictable now as the arrival of the first swallow. Photograph: Getty Images

No sooner was the Sláintecare implementation plan published when it started. The nurses said it would all collapse if the issue of their “inadequate p(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris launching the Sláintecare implementation strategy at Government Buildings. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The intention of Sláintecare was to take politics out of healthcare. Why then was it a document prepared by politicians with little regard to the actu(...)

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 (...)

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