Minister for Health Simon Harris has said  he believes the two-tier pay system for consultants is unfair and needs to be rectified. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Hospital consultants have called on Minister for Health Simon Harris to set a date for pay talks, as new figures show waiting lists are highest in spe(...)

Minister for Health  Simon Harris  is expected to propose a new process to deal with the two-tier pay issue at the IMO conference on Saturday. File image: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

Hospital consultants and non-consultant hospital doctors will jointly ballot for industrial action if the Government does not move to end the two-tier(...)

IMO conference has heard it can be difficult to get patients admitted to hospital to have tumours removed due to a lack of beds.

New Government proposals to address the controversial system of lower pay rates for recently recruited staff in the public service would not be adequa(...)

An angler who had been fishing nearby when  the incident happened rang the coastguard. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A 41-year-old man who was found unresponsive, 1½ hours after he had gone snorkelling at Streedagh, Co Sligo , died as a result of Sudden Adult Death S(...)

Incoming IMO president Dr Peadar Gilligan has warned that doctors across the various medical disciplines are facing grave challenges. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

The health service faces a severe shortage of heart and orthopaedic specialists if proposed restrictions on private practice are introduced, doctors h(...)