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University Hospital Galway. Photograph: Eric Luke

Two important conclusions emerged from the inquest yesterday into the death of Savita Halappanavar, the dentist who died from septicaemia when (...)

Tony Canavan, chief operating officer, Galway and Roscommon Hospital Group, and consultant obstetrician Dr Katherine Astbury arriving at the inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar in Galway. Photograph: Eric Luke

. Dr Katherine Astbury told Eugene Gleeson, SC for Praveen Halappanavar, she recalled on the morning of Tuesday, October 23rd, be(...)

Midwife Anne Marie Burke arrives to give evidence at the inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar in Galway today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A midwife manager at Galway University Hospital has identified herself as the person who told Savita Halappanavar that she couldn’t get a termi(...)

Dr Derek Graham, Newcastle, 
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Co Dublin, is facing 
a range of 
allegations of professional misconduct or poor professional performance
 arising out of his treatment of a patient between February 12th and August 03rd,
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A Co Dublin doctor failed to diagnose a cancerous swelling on a patient's jaw on three separate occasions over six months, a Medical Council f(...)

Patients in need of regular medicines are being hit by a “double whammy” of prescriptions for branded drugs and higher Southern charges compare(...)

The Medical Practitioners’ Act 2007 introduced changes to how the Medical Council regulates the medical profession. Among the most important wa(...)

There has been a growth in the number of fitness to practise  inquiries since the Medical Practitioners’ Act 2007  was introduced,  up from 24 (in private) in 2007, to 73 in 2011, with the majority in public

The Medical Practitioners’ Act 2007 introduced changes to how the Medical Council regulates the medical profession. Among the most important wa(...)

The Medical Council was criticised by some candidates for extending voting by 10 days on the day the polls were due to close. Photograph: David Sleator

Six new members have been elected to the Medical Council, the organisation has announced. The doctors were voted in by fellow medics from a fie(...)

Former president of the Irish Hospital Consultants’ Association Dr Colm Quigley told a Medical Council fitness to practise inquiry he accepted a now-deceased patient “did not have his tests done in a timely fashion”. Photograph: Eric Luke

A former president of the Irish Hospital Consultants’ Association has said “a mistake occurred” in the handling of a patient in Co Wexford in 2(...)

Former president of the Medical Council Dr Colm Quigley (right) is facing nine allegations of poor professional performance. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An expert witness told a Medical Council fitness to practise committee yesterday the system used to track medical records by the former preside(...)

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