Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha, with INMO president Martina Harkin-Kelly at the talks at the Workplace Relations Commission, Ballsbridge, Dublin, on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A national strike by nearly 40,000 nurses seems set to go ahead next Wednesday after talks aimed at resolving the dispute ended unsuccessfully on Frid(...)

Currently, oral hormonal contraception pills, patches, rings and injections all require a prescription. Photograph: Getty

GPs have strongly rejected proposals by the Irish Pharmacy Union that pharmacists should be given control of a State-funded, free national contracepti(...)

The Department of Health said all people in receipt of carer’s allowance were to receive a GP visit card, but the National Association of General Practitioners  said the  announcement was “a populist move to win votes”. File photograph: Getty Images

A pledge by Minister for Health Simon Harris to provide 40,000 carers with free visits to general practitioners is a “vote-buying exercise” that he ca(...)

Dr Darach Ó Ciardha, Jobstown family practice, Tallaght, Dublin with (on screen) Mary O’Brien, co-founder and chief executive, of VideoDoc at the official launch of online video consultations for patients in Tallaght, Dublin.

There have been many false dawns, but 2016 looks like being the year telemedicine becomes a reality for thousands of Irish patients. The technology t(...)

The National Association of GPs has called for GPs in rural and deprived urban areas to have the option of becoming State employees.

General practitioners should have commensurate rates of pay with hospital consultants, the National Association of GPs (NAGP) has argued in a submissi(...)