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The rules governing the use of expertise have not changed for good – they have been abolished. Photograph: iStock

The pandemic and the cyberattack on the HSE have two things in common. One is that they were certain to happen some time. The other is that almost all(...)

The Minister said the Department of Health was ‘considering the role of advocacy and the role of family members’ in mental health services. File photograph: Getty

Minister for Mental Health Mary Butler is to propose new legislation next month to allow family members to be involved in the care of a relative recei(...)

The IOC has said to Russia: fill in all those holes in the walls and floors where you swapped dirty urine samples for clean samples, cleanse yourself of all the corrupt scientists and officials, and then come join us for this summer’s garden party in Tokyo. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP via Getty Images

All this talk of Covid and the Olympics, but did you see the white flag go up? Do you realise the dopers have won? Do you know the war on drugs is ove(...)

Coombe hospital: controversial vaccination of relatives of staff

The fallout from the Coombe’s controversial vaccination of relatives of staff has continued with a flurry of acrimonious letters involving the chair o(...)

It is understood  concerns were raised in recent weeks to the HSE over prescribing patterns and access to appropriate therapeutic interventions concerning some young people in south Kerry.  Photograph: PA Wire

Mental health campaigners have called for a national review following concerns that young people may have been prescribed adult doses of medication at(...)

The  master of the Coombe hospital has been asked to resign over the decision to vaccinate family members of staff ahead of priority groups in January.   Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

A medical professor at Trinity College Dublin has called on the master of the Coombe hospital to resign in the wake of the controversy over family mem(...)

Cornelia Stuart is to investigate how vaccinations were administered at the Beacon and the oversights involved. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The vaccination of special school staff out of sequence this week should not have happened but was not comparable to workers at a private school recei(...)

Dr Suzanne Crowe, newly elected president of the Medical Council

Dr Suzanne Crowe has been elected as the incoming president of the Medical Council and will take on the role from June 1st. Speaking after her electi(...)

Dr Faraz Rafey from India  has interviewed four times for the national specialist scheme in endocrinology. One  year he was ranked first on the panel but still  could not be offered the position. Photograph: Alan Betson

More than 40 consultants and medical professors from Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital have called on the Government to “find the innovation and flexibility”(...)

The Coombe board described the vaccination of family members, including the two in the family home of a consultant, as ‘mistakes’. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The Medical Council plans to review the independent report into vaccinations of family members at the Coombe hospital in detail and consider its findi(...)

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