Ireland is one of the very few countries still charging women for the contraceptive pill. Photograph iStock

“No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body. A woman must have the fundamental freedom to choose whether she will or will not be(...)

Doctors who left the register  pointed to a lack of employer support, workplace understaffing and the hours expected to work in the context of the European Working Time Directive. Photograph: Getty Images

The healthcare system has an over-reliance on doctors who are trained overseas and is facing challenges in recruiting and retaining Irish personnel, t(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris “instinctively” agrees with a doctor’s suggestion that unvaccinated children should be barred from attending schools or creches. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said that he “instinctively” agrees with a suggestion that unvaccinated children should be barred from attending (...)

‘GPs are already over-worked, highly stressed and leaving the profession in droves.’ Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

The board of the Irish College of General Practitioners, the professional body for general practice in Ireland, has refused for the second time reques(...)

Eileen O’Sullivan:  diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in 2013

Ireland’s new online safety tsar should target anti-vaccination activists spreading misinformation on social media, the president of the National Asso(...)

Dr Gareth Linehan from Michelstown,  and his daughter Grace (2) at the NAGP protest. Photograph: Laura Hutton

The National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) has said there is a “crisis” in general practice and unless cuts are reversed “we are looking(...)

The site of the proposed National Children’s Hospital, which is currently projected to cost €1.43bn. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Oireachtas committee investigating overspending on the National Children’s Hospital is in dispute with one of the State’s most senior civil servan(...)

An outbreak of meningitis with up to 20 cases including meningitis B, have been reported to the HSE and there have been some deaths.

The Department of Health is still waiting for the results of a review of meningitis vaccinations from the national immunisation advisory committee, se(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said he would  take advice only from  the National Immunisation Advisory Committee. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Minister for Health Simon Harris has declined to announce a catch-up vaccination programme for the meningitis B strain, despite pressure from pare(...)

NAGP president Dr Maitiu O’Tuathail said comments requesting everyone to put their shoulder to the wheel were insulting and very disappointing for frontline staff.

Family doctors believe the “rushed manner” in which abortion services are being introduced by the Government is “unacceptable and unsafe”, the Nationa(...)

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