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A last-minute rush has seen the vast majority of social workers register as required under a new regulatory system before the deadline of last Friday.(...)

 Medical Council chairman Professor Kieran Murphy: said patient protection had increased greatly over the past five years.

A record 423 complaints were made against doctors last year, up 12 per cent on 2011, according to the annual report of the Medical Council published t(...)

Later this week, the Medical Council will publish its Annual Report for 2012 which will reflect another busy and challenging year for the organisation(...)

Health committee chairman, Jerry Buttimer TD. Photograph: Eric Luke /Irish Times

Abortion legislation is incompatible with the core values of human rights, Prof William Binchy, legal adviser to the anti-abortion campaign, ha(...)

 Dr Sam Coulter Smyth: the master of the Rotunda Hospital said the inclusion in legislation of suicidal intent as grounds for a termination  posed major ethical dilemmas for obstetricians. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government is likely to come under increased pressure to modify proposed legislation for abortion in cases of a threat of suicide after the mas(...)

Medical council president Prof Kieran Murphy: not all psychiatrists worked in centres registered by the Mental Health Commission. Photograph: Eric Luke

Medical Council president Prof Kieran Murphy sought changes to the legislation allowing for two psychiatrists to grant an abortion in cases where a(...)

Medical Council president Kieran Murphy. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Imposing a requirement for three doctors to determine whether a pregnant woman was suicidal might cause unnecessary delay, Irish Medical Organi(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly arrives for the Oireachtas health committee  hearings on the heads of the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013  this morning. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The only purpose of legislation on abortion being introduced in the Dail and Seanad is to clarify what is lawfully available, Minister for Heal(...)

A company of developer Johnny Ronan has won its High Court case aimed at ensuring the annual rent for the Medical Council’s new headquarters in Dublin does not fall below €820,000

A company of developer Johnny Ronan has won its High Court case aimed at ensuring the annual rent for the Medical(...)

Dr. Shoukhrat Mitalipov, PhD, in his laboratory at Oregon Health & Science University. Biologists at OHSU, led by Dr. Mitalipov, have finally created human stem cells by the same technique that produced Dolly the cloned sheep in 1996. Photograph: Reuters

The new technique for cloning human embryos announced by US scientists may car(...)

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