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State agencies have been asked to provide information on inappropriate, unauthorised or illegal use of Botox by doctors, dentists or others. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Files/Reuters

Dozens of incidents involving Botox and dermal fillers have been reported to the State’s medical regulator in recent years, new figures show. Details(...)

Cork University Hospital consultants: ‘We’ve had a lot of resignations.’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/File

The worsening consultant recruitment and retention crisis is particularly acute at Cork University Hospital (CUH) due to years of failure by Cork poli(...)

The Irish health system has never made any plans for the increased feminisation of medicine.

Doctors are being abused and bullied, and are shown a lack of respect, the head of the Medical Council has said. President of the council Dr Rita Doy(...)

The emergency department at St James’s Hospital in Dublin: “a different sort of purgatory, a grim one with security personnel and an air of healthcare professionals stretched to breaking point”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Over the past few months, I have paid four visits to emergency departments, one as a patient and the others while accompanying someone suffering from (...)

 Dr Rita Doyle, president of the Medical Council with the council’s CEO Bill Prasifka and it’s research manager Janet O’Farrell  at the publication of The Medical Workforce Intelligence Report for 2018. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

The reliance of Ireland’s health system on overseas doctors has risen to record levels, new figures show. Doctors trained outside Ireland account for(...)

A warning from the Medical Council about the overprescribing of anxiety and sleeping medicines, has been welcomed by GPs. File photograph: Getty Images

A warning from the Medical Council about the overprescribing of anxiety and sleeping medicines, has been welcomed by GPs. Dr Tom O’Dowd, former profe(...)

The Medical Council said that inappropriate prescribing is ‘having a significant impact on patient safety and wellbeing’. File photograph: Getty

The Medical Council has warned doctors to reduce prescribing of benzodiazepines, Z-drugs and Pregabalin or face potential disciplinary investigation. (...)

Siobhán Whelan and her husband Andrew pictured with a photograph of their son Conor James Whelan at his inquest at Cavan courthouse in 2016. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

A Medical Council fitness to practise committee has halted an inquiry into a complaint by a woman who claimed a vaginal procedure carried out on her i(...)

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland building  at St Stephen’s Green. Its Bahrain campus has 1,300 students. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Medical Council has been urged to take human rights concerns into account in the forthcoming process of accreditation of the Royal College of Surg(...)

Bill Prasifka,  Dr Rita Doyle  and Paul Harkin are pictured at the launch of the Medical Council’s five-year strategy. Photograph: Maxwell’s

The length of time patients are spending on waiting lists is “morally wrong” and “not ethical”, the president of the Medical Council has said. Dr Rit(...)

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