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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: Bray GP Rita Doyle tweeted  “would you wait and watch your father deteriorate before your eyes because he could not afford private healthcare?” Photograph:  Virginia Mayo/File Photo

The president of the Medical Council has publicly rebuked Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health Simon Harris over the difficulties doctors ex(...)

The attempted delivery by forceps of a baby, who died almost a week after his birth, was “a reasonable option” in the circumstances, a medical inquiry(...)

More than 40 per cent of trainee medics report being bullied or harrassed in the workplace, with more than one third working 60 hours or more a week

There is an unaddressed bullying problem within the Irish health service with trainee doctors bearing the brunt of a failure to address the issue, the(...)

The judge noted that the nurse was notified of the recommendations her registration be cancelled and had not appealed those. Credit: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A nurse midwife has had her registration cancelled by the High Court over concerns about her ability to practice safely due to a history of psychosis.(...)

It has taken the President of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, to highlight our “defective” procedures for recruiting doctors over recent years.

There are so many things about the rules that govern the recruitment of doctors and medical staff in the State that are dysfunctional that it is diffi(...)

Among its findings, the HSE report finds that doctors of ‘unknown professional standard’ continue to work in hospitals.

The safety of patients in Irish hospitals is being compromised as a result of a “crisis” in medical staffing arising from a reliance on “transient” fo(...)

A young child whose chronic ear condition went undiagnosed despite several examinations has been left with permanent damage and faces years of treatme(...)

St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny. Once the issue became known, the hospital stopped the tests, seized the equipment and informed the patients.

Women who underwent gynaecological “exploratory work” without their consent at St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny, are being contacted by the hospital grou(...)

An inquiry by the fitness-to-practise committee earlier this year found the doctor guilty of professional misconduct and poor professional performance. File photograph: Thinkstock

A doctor has been suspended from the medical register for six months for professional misconduct following a finding he told a patient he wanted to ki(...)

Obstetrician and gynaecologist Prof Ray O’Sullivan says he did not feel he needed to obtain consent before carrying out tests on five women patients last year. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

A report into the failure of a senior hospital consultant at St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny, to obtain consent before carrying out gynaecological “explo(...)

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