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Dr James Peter Cassidy  at a  Medical Council hearing in 2016. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A doctor has been struck off the medical register by the High Court over failing to comply with conditions attached to his registration, including to(...)

Senior doctors have expressed concern about the Irish health system’s ever-increasing reliance on overseas doctors and the challenges of adjustment and integration this poses. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The extraordinary case of a clearly under-experienced doctor highlighted by Mr Justice Peter Kelly is far from an unusual occurrence in Irish hospital(...)

High Court president Mr Justice Peter Kelly suspended a junior doctor in a hospital maternity unit from practising here after other doctors raised serious concerns about him lacking basic medical competency and being a danger to patients.

The decision by the president of the High Court to voice his concerns about “defective” procedures for recruiting doctors to work in hospitals in the (...)

The junior doctor, who was working in a hospital maternity unit, said he was never taught how to examine a pregnant woman, the court noted. Photograph: Istock

It is “absolutely essential” that foreign doctors working in Ireland have qualifications that are valid, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. The High Co(...)

The separated twins after surgery by Prof Martin Corbally and his Tanzania team. Photograph:  Eamon Tierney

An Irish surgeon who emigrated after being sanctioned by the Medical Council – and who was later vindicated in the High Court – has successfully separ(...)

A group of GPs opposed to the planned abortion law attended a meeting in the Oireachtas on Wednesday chaired by anti-abortion Independent TD Mattie McGrath. File photograph: Eric Luke.

A group of GPs has accused the Minister for Health Simon Harris of seeking to railroad through legislation which would force them to refer patients se(...)

Dr Mary Favier said doctors were ‘only starting’ to have conversations about abortion because, until the referendum, the ban on abortion had a ‘serious chilling effect’ in medicine. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/ The Irish Times

The Medical Council is to review the guidelines on conscientious objection in its professional code of conduct ahead of the introduction of legal abor(...)

Chairman of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists  Dr Peter Boylan: “I think in general it’s pretty well acknowledged that there are capacity constraints in the system. There will need to be investment.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The operation of abortion services in the State without adequate ultrasound availability will be “fraught with risk”, an Oireachtas Health Committee w(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally’s conclusions are stark: there were many indications that the system in place “was doomed to fail at some point”. He found a demonstrable deficit of clear governance and reporting lines between CervicalCheck, the National Screening Service and the higher management structures of the HSE.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The publication of the inquiry into the CervicalCheck controversy is the first opportunity for women directly affected to read an objective assessment(...)

The Irish Medical Council said it would it carefully consider the Scally report.  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Medical Council’s guide for doctors on ethics and professional conduct is not in keeping with a modern, patient-centred approach, Dr Gabriel Scall(...)

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