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Some 6,318 doctors working in Irish hospitals trained abroad. Photograph: iStock

Updated legislation which was signed into law this week means foreign doctors with internships previously not recognised by the Irish Medical Council (...)

Dr Marcus de Brun: As well as resigning his HSE list of patients, he has shut down his Twitter account. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A Dublin GP says he has decided to close his practice after being threatened with suspension by the Medical Council over his anti-lockdown and anti-ma(...)

Without occupational physicians, it is almost certain the health service would have collapsed under pressure of Covid-19. Photograph: iStock

It has been a long time coming but it is gratifying to see public health doctors being recognised as consultants. This relatively small band of physic(...)

Former chief State pathologist Prof Marie Cassidy, who retired two years ago. File photograph: Collins Courts

The Department of Justice has failed to find a replacement for Prof Marie Cassidy, who retired as chief State pathologist two years ago, despite two r(...)

The GP said he felt the patient did not meet the requirements to be exempt from wearing face coverings. File photograph: Getty

A doctor has been subject to a Medical Council complaint after refusing to provide a letter excusing a patient from wearing a face mask in mandatory s(...)

Doctors who returned from overseas to help combat Covid-19 in Ireland now feel “betrayed” after being told they are no longer needed, the Irish Medica(...)

The  Medical Council is proposing guidelines for employers and clinical directors aimed at ensuring it is promptly informed of fitness to practice issues, the High Court heard. File Photograph: David Sleator

The Medical Council has told the High Court it took no steps to check whether a hospital doctor, who was struck off the UK medical register for dishon(...)

Tom Williams of Harlequins walks off with physio Steph Brennan to be replaced by team-mate Nick Evans in the closing stages of the 2009 Heineken Cup quarter-final at The Stoop. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Heineken Cup quarter-final: Harlequins v Leinster, The Stoop, Sunday, April 12th, 2009. The stain of ‘Bloodgate’ may never be removed from Harlequins(...)

A sign in relation to Covid-19 stands at the entrance to a nursing home in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The neglect of nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic crisis has had disastrous results. On February 28th, Nursing Homes Ireland (NHI) which (...)

Patients will no longer have to present a paper script to their pharmacist to get a prescription

The Government today moved to ease pressure on patients, doctors and pharmacists through facilitating electronic transfer of prescriptions and extendi(...)

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