Minister for Health Simon Harris referred to the proposal to ensure dignified disposal of foetal remains as ‘extraordinarily distasteful’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Some 723, 632 people voted against the removal of the Eighth Amendment. By way of comparison 544,230 people gave their first preference in the 2016 el(...)

Senior doctors have expressed concern about the Irish health system’s ever-increasing reliance on overseas doctors and the challenges of adjustment and integration this poses. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The extraordinary case of a clearly under-experienced doctor highlighted by Mr Justice Peter Kelly is far from an unusual occurrence in Irish hospital(...)

High Court president Mr Justice Peter Kelly suspended a junior doctor in a hospital maternity unit from practising here after other doctors raised serious concerns about him lacking basic medical competency and being a danger to patients.

The decision by the president of the High Court to voice his concerns about “defective” procedures for recruiting doctors to work in hospitals in the (...)

Mr Justice Peter Kelly: concern over ‘defective’ recruitment procedures for doctors to work in Irish hospitals

A medical graduate from eastern Europe was employed by an Irish maternity hospital despite never being taught how to examine a pregnant woman, the Hi(...)

 Declan O’Callaghan of O’Callaghan Kilraine Solicitors  in Ballaghaderreen,  Co Roscommon agreed last July to several orders, including not to practice as a solicitor, pending the outcome of an inquiry by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal into his conduct. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Law Society is concerned the deficit on a suspended Co Roscommon solicitor’s client account may exceed €600,000, the High Court has heard. Declan(...)

The president of the High Court must decide if a woman in her 40s in a vegetative state for 10 years should continue to be cared for at home, as her f(...)

The woman, aged in her 70s and with dementia and other health difficulties, was moved to hospital after one of her daughters secretly recorded interactions between the man and his mother and father in their home.

A man secretly recorded engaging “vile” exchanges with his mother before she was moved to a nursing home is disputing the High Court’s jurisdiction to(...)

Two solicitors have been struck off the roll of solicitors over findings of professional misconduct arising from the operation of a “chaotic” practic(...)

The nursing home had complained of arrears which at one stage were some €28,000 but had been cut to about €10,150. Her care costs are €350 weekly, plus €46 expenses to meet hairdressing and other needs, it said.

The president of the High Court has refused to permit a private nursing home discharge an elderly woman from its premises because of arrears in meetin(...)

 The High Court was told on Monday the proposed transfer of the woman to a nursing home had caused her  such “great distress” it has not yet happened.

The home care situation of an elderly woman caused a public health nurse such concern she alerted the HSE which sought a High Court order for the woma(...)

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