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(...)

 Dr Annaliese O’Sullivan, Dr Darach Brennan, nurse Máire Hughes, Dr Mairéad Brennan and practice manager Denise O’Keefe  at Johnstown Medical Centre, Waterford city. Photograph:  Patrick Browne

Everyone has a view on GPs. Depending on who you talk to, they are overworked, under-resourced and at risk of burn-out, or they’re overpaid, under-str(...)

The HSE paid out €533 million in fees and allowances to GPs in 2017.  Photograph:  Thinkstock

One general practice received more than €1.1 million in gross fees and other payments from the State last year, official figures reveal. Nearly 30 do(...)

The National Association of General Practitioners has described as “profoundly shocking” reports that children were abusing valium in the city. Photograph: Istock

Children as young as 13 are using valium bought online as a recreational drug, according to the city’s mayor. Mayor of Galway Niall McNelis said he h(...)

UHG’s centre of excellence treats cancer patients right along the Atlantic seaboard from Donegal to north Clare. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Eleanor McGowan adopts an easy attitude to her cancer diagnosis, but knows a look of near panic when she sees one. “It’s when a machine breaks down, (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: has been asked  to close the €109 million funding gap in the health service’s capital budget to ensure an “essential” Galway cancer treatment unit is built. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Any delay in developing a new €30-million cancer treatment centre in Galway is “completely unacceptable”, the president of the National Association of(...)

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