Ina Kelly

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Chief medical officer Tony Holohan said people should walk out of pubs or restaurants that are not asking for Covid-19 digital certificates. Photograph: iStock

A senior Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) doctor has endorsed comments by chief medical officer Tony Holohan that the public should walk out of pubs o(...)

A file image of medical staff treating a Covid-19 patient. The IMO said the pandemic had brought the fragile nature of the health service into sharp focus. Photograph: Alan Betson

One part of the health system cannot tell another part of the health system whether a particular patient has received the Covid-19 vaccine, the Irish (...)

‘We are sailing very close to the wind,’ said Nphet’s modelling expert Prof Philip Nolan on Thursday. ‘A gust of wind in the wrong direction and we’re in real trouble.’ Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins.

The change shows up as a small uptick on the graph of daily case numbers, but after two months of mostly steady decline it was sufficient to cast an a(...)

The proposed deal provides for a 1 per cent pay rise in October 2021 and a further 1 per cent rise in October 2022 for Government employees. File photograph: iStock

The proposed new public service pay agreement has been decisively supported by nurses but overwhelmingly rejected by doctors. The vote by nurses to (...)

Decision to defer industrial action ‘based purely on ethical considerations and our commitment to do the right thing at a time of grave crisis,’ said IMO Public Health Committee chairwoman. File photograph: Andrew Lichtenstein/EPA

Public health specialists have deferred a series of planned strikes which were scheduled for later this month due to the deteriorating situation regar(...)

Public health specialists have been campaigning for some time for public health to become a consultant-led service. File photograph: Getty Images/iStock

In an interview last Sunday the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly suggested more progress had been made in the last five months to deal with the gr(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said it was disappointing that a strike could happen during a pandemic

Public health specialists, who are playing a key role in dealing with the pandemic, are to hold three days of strikes in January in a dispute over pay(...)

The doctors voted by 94 per cent in favour of industrial action. File photograph: iStock

Public health specialists, who are playing a key role in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, have overwhelmingly voted for industrial action, up to an(...)

Consequences of climate change, such as flooding, extreme temperatures and wildfires, will pose a number of challenges to public welfare. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

Climate change is likely to result in an increase in waterborne diseases, skin cancer diagnoses, lung diseases and temperature-related mortalities in (...)

Doctors work in a world of single-use plastic, diagnostic tests and chemical medicines.

I try to reduce my carbon footprint and live in an environmentally friendly way at home, but I worry about the impact of my day job on the planet. Lik(...)

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