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Demonstrators at the March for Choice in Dublin last Saturday. Photograph: Tom Honan/PA Wire

It is a great Irish achievement to make the question of termination so utterly interminable. Abortion is the Jarndyce and Jarndyce of Irish politics, (...)

There are more than 50 medical programmes taught through English in the EU and recognised by the Irish Medical Council. Photograph: iStock

Question: My son got 520 CAO points in his Leaving Cert. He would like to be a doctor, but received no offer from any universities in Ireland. Do you (...)

At least 65 non-specialist doctors have been appointed  consultants  in recent years. Photograph: Thinkstock

The Medical Council has expressed concern about the number of doctors working as specialists even though they are not on its specialist register. How(...)

There was a 12-fold increase in the number of complaints made against overseas doctors last year, according to the Medical Council.

There was a 12-fold increase in the number of complaints made against overseas doctors last year, according to the Medical Council’s annual report. A(...)

Judicial conduct committee inquiries will be held in private, unless the committee directs that “to safeguard the administration of justice” an inquiry should be held in public.

The Medical Council holds inquiries into complaints against doctors, most often in public, and those found guilty of misconduct are named. Nurses, soc(...)

Dr Salah Aziz. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A High Court order noting an undertaking in 2014 by Cavan General Hospital consultant Salah Aziz not to practise obstetrics or undertake surgery was v(...)

Some 128 doctors who are currently working as consultants in public hospitals are not on the specialist register of the Medical Council. Photograph: Alan Betson

That the public hospital system in the Republic is in the midst of a medical manpower crisis is well recognised. What has emerged recently are the pra(...)

Chairwoman Mary Duff said the committee was not satisfied there was a contravention of the Act and it was therefore not making any findings against the doctor. Photograph: PA

A GP under review at a Medical Council inquiry has claimed the hearing is in contravention of his “basic rights as a citizen”. Dr Marcus de Brun, a g(...)

Judge Peter Kelly: he said the court must confirm the sanction unless it sees “good reason” not to do so

A High Court judge has confirmed sanctions recommended by the Medical Council for an anaesthetist over “serious failures” in her care of a man who suf(...)

Cavan consultant obstetrician Dr Salah Aziz Ahmed: this was the longest fitness to practise hearing at the council since public hearings began over a decade ago. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The conduct and outcome of the Medical Council’s inquiries into Dr Salah Aziz Ahmed raises questions about the way doctors are investigated when adver(...)

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