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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(...)

Dr Tony Holohan during a press conference in Dubolin to address public concerns surrounding the  national cervical screening programme. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The invitation to the press conference looked promising: “Clinical Expert Panel to address public concerns surrounding Ireland’s national cervical scr(...)

It seems “extraordinary” that the Medical Council has “to stand by” and see protection of the public being undermined by the HSE in breaching its own requirements, High Court president Mr Justice Peter Kelly said.

The president of the High Court has criticised the HSE’s “shocking” practice of permitting medical practitioners to work as consultants in a range of (...)

The resignation of Dr Gráinne Flannelly as clinical director of CervicalCheck follows revelations in the High Court that Limerick woman Vicky Phelan (above) was not informed about an incorrectly reported 2011 smear test until 2017, despite a 2014 audit by CervicalCheck showing that the test analysis was wrong. Photograph: Collins Courts

The resignation of Dr Gráinne Flannelly as clinical director of CervicalCheck is an important first step in the restoration of public confidence in ou(...)

Roisin and Mark Molloy who were told their  baby boy was stillborn but later found out he had been born alive and died about 22 minutes after unsuccessful attempts to resuscitate him. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

A doctor accused of wrongdoing over the death of a baby in Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, has been cleared of five of seven allegations again(...)

Consultants providing treatment to patients under a new Government-funded €50 million initiative to reduce hospital waiting lists will have to be fully-trained specialists. Photograph: iStock

Consultants providing treatment to patients under a new Government-funded €50 million initiative to reduce hospital waiting lists will have to be full(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said the number of consultants not on the register working in public hospitals is falling. File photograph: Getty Images

Public and private hospitals could face closure if they continue to have doctors without specialist training working in consultant positions, the Mini(...)

Volunteer Jackie Tracey with patient Laura Fabris at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin

“You go into paediatrics because you want to care for children and then you spend all day hurting them” – injecting them and subjecting them to other (...)

Mr Justice Peter Kelly said he is very concerned that the appointment of unqualified doctors is ‘not at all unusual’.  Photograph: PA

The president of the High Court has voiced serious concern that medical practitioners who are not on the specialist register of the Medical Council ar(...)

The Irish College of General Practitioners, when asked if it was aware of GPs promoting LDN as a cancer treatment, said it “only supports evidence-based, specialist-led, multidisciplinary care” for cancer patients.

Irish doctors have been prescribing cancer patients a controversial drug traditionally used in higher doses to combat heroin addiction, the Irish Canc(...)

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