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 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said there is “a quick consultation under way” about extending the HPV vaccine to boys and he anticipates it will come out in favour of the move. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Boys in Ireland are to be included in a vaccination scheme designed to prevent cancer, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. The human papilloma virus (HP(...)

“When it works it is the best thing in the world.” Above, Marie, Brian and Padraig (8) O’Callaghan

Louise Brown, the first in vitro fertilisation (IVF) baby, was born 40 years ago today at Oldham General Hospital in England. Known at the time as th(...)

Dr Stanislaw Franciszek Zulichoswki has been struck off the medical register in Ireland and has returned to Poland.

A male doctor found to have carried out a “disgraceful” sexually-motivated internal examination of a female patient has been struck off the medical re(...)

The National Association for General Practitioners estimates that as many as eight in 10 GPs would choose not to opt-in under such a system.

The Government is expected to design an opt-in system for medical professionals willing to provide abortion services and allow doctors conscientiously(...)

Dr Gerry Rafferty and his wife, Margot O’Gorman, are pictured leaving the Four Courts on Wednesday. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

A former leading obstetrician and gynaecologist looks set to lose a Victorian home he bought in Dublin 6 a decade ago for €2.5 million. The Circuit C(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris  said that provision for conscientious objectors would be provided for in the final legislation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Moves to draw up clinical guidelines for the introduction of abortion services will begin on Tuesday through a consultation process with GP bodies and(...)

The abortion drug Mifepristone. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

It is likely to be at least a year before any first-trimester terminations under new legislation will take place here. Before doctors in Ireland can (...)

An anti-abortion poster in Dublin: people have real problems with abortion that cannot be wished away. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Four former chairs of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the current chair of the Joint Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologis(...)

Upholding a decision by the Medical Council to cancel the registration of an individual consultant, following a series of medical errors, Mr Justice Peter Kelly criticised the HSE, emphasised the importance of patient care and forwarded a copy of his judgement to Minister for Health Simon Harris (above), his department, related health organisations and the Attorney General. Photograph: Tom Honan

The appointment of non-specialist doctors as practising consultants by the HSE is, as the president of the High Court observed, scandalous behaviour b(...)

Mr Justice Peter Kelly: ‘HSE appears to be a law unto itself in this regard’.

The President of the High Court has warned it may be open to the Medical Council to take legal action to end the HSE’s “scandalous”, “dangerous” and c(...)

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