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A fitness to practise hearing at the Medical Council arising from the death of baby Mark Molloy in Portlaoise hospital has finished after 10 days of evidence.

A doctor accused of wrongdoing over the death of a baby in Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, has worked in almost every other maternity hospital (...)

There were  issues over the actions of midwives in relation to the death of Mark Molloy, the Medical Council heard.  Photograph: David Sleator

A doctor facing allegations of wrongdoing over the death of baby Mark Molloy was not “solely responsible” but did not act when he should have, an inqu(...)

Although some 700 Irish doctors graduate from the six medical schools in Ireland each year, the percentage of Irish doctors on the Medical Council register continues to fall. Photograph: Thinkstock
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Improving the image of GPs and getting more lower-income students to study medicine are the solutions to the growing shortage of doctors, a leading UK(...)

The doctor brought judicial review proceedings against the Medical Council, the Minister for Justice and the State, aimed at quashing the finding and sanction.

A doctor has lost his legal action aimed at quashing a finding of poor professional performance made against him by the Medical Council. The challen(...)

 Róisín and  Mark Molloy who lost their son Mark Molloy leaving a fitness to practice hearing at the Medical Council.  File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A doctor broke down crying after being confronted by managers about altering his notes on the delivery of a baby who died shortly after being born at (...)

Dr A is accused of professional misconduct and poor professional performance at a Medical Council fitness-to-practise hearing following the death of baby Mark Molloy.

A senior nurse on duty during the delivery of baby Mark Molloy, who died in Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, said she was worried that a doctor (...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris: has said patients should be informed by the HSE if consultants providing them care in public hospitals did not have specialist training and were not on the register of specialists.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Doctors working in consultant posts who are not on the Medical Council’s register of specialists may have to wear identification in future which would(...)

A doctor facing allegations of wrongdoing over the delivery of baby Mark Molloy, who died at the Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, has claimed he(...)

Mia Carlin, who was 16 months old at the time, was brought into hospital on June 24th 2013 with a serious case of chickenpox. File photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

A doctor at the centre of a fitness-to-practise inquiry into the treatment of a 16-month-old patient with chickenpox who developed sepsis has made an (...)

“I unreservedly apologise. I messed this one up,” the GP told the Medical Council’s fitness-to-practise inquiry. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A GP who is accused of making inappropriate remarks about “rough sex” to a patient has apologised. Dr A said he was “truly sorry about the hurt” he (...)

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