Minister for Health Simon Harris: pointed out that the Health Products Regulatory Authority was responsible for the regulation of medical devices. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A senior paediatric surgeon expressed concerns over a system of medical rods implanted in young children with severe scoliosis to Minister for Health (...)

Paediatric surgeon Ali Al-Ekri  greets family members on his release from  prison in Manama, Bahrain, after five years.    He strongly criticised the military’s excessive use of force against protesters in 2011. Photograph: Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters

A paediatric surgeon who spent two years at Temple Street Children’s Hospital in Dublin has been released from a Bahraini prison after five years. (...)

Temple Street Children’s University Hospital says it has seen a rise in admissions for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), forcing it to cancel elective surgeries. Photograph: Eric Luke

Temple Street Children’s University Hospital has blamed an increase in admissions for respiratory illness in recent days for the cancellation of plann(...)

The Geneva Conventions protecting the safety of medics in warzones, including Irish volunteers, have become virtually impotent, a medical conference at the Mater Hospital in Dublin will hear on Friday.  Photograph: Reuters.

The Geneva Conventions protecting the safety of medics in warzones have become virtually impotent, a medical conference at the Mater Hospital in Du(...)

Smoke rises in the northern Gaza Strip after an Israeli air strike today. Irish doctors and medical staff protested outside the Dail today, accusing Israel of breaching international law following several attacks on Palestinian medical facilities. Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters

Members of the Irish medical community have staged a protest against what it calls the illegal Israeli breach of medical neutrality in Gaza through th(...)

Prof Damian McCormack and a  Justice for Bahrain Medical protest outside the Dáil yesterday.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Concerns have been raised over a forthcoming inspection of the Royal College of Surgeons’ Bahrain-based university by the Irish Medical Council. The v(...)