Minister for Health Simon Harris “instinctively” agrees with a doctor’s suggestion that unvaccinated children should be barred from attending schools or creches. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said that he “instinctively” agrees with a suggestion that unvaccinated children should be barred from attending (...)

Eileen O’Sullivan:  diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in 2013

Ireland’s new online safety tsar should target anti-vaccination activists spreading misinformation on social media, the president of the National Asso(...)

Dr Gareth Linehan from Michelstown,  and his daughter Grace (2) at the NAGP protest. Photograph: Laura Hutton

The National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) has said there is a “crisis” in general practice and unless cuts are reversed “we are looking(...)

NAGP president Dr Maitiu O’Tuathail said comments requesting everyone to put their shoulder to the wheel were insulting and very disappointing for frontline staff.

Family doctors believe the “rushed manner” in which abortion services are being introduced by the Government is “unacceptable and unsafe”, the Nationa(...)

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(...)

The National Association of General Practitioners has described as “profoundly shocking” reports that children were abusing valium in the city. Photograph: Istock

Children as young as 13 are using valium bought online as a recreational drug, according to the city’s mayor. Mayor of Galway Niall McNelis said he h(...)

Advocates for a No vote in a demonstration on Grafton Street in Dublin. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Undecided voters will have to decide in the next few days whether they accept the premise – framed by the Government and Together for Yes – that the o(...)

Master of the National Maternity Hospital Rhona Mahony said the difficulty for everyone in a court case was that “you’re pitting doctors against their patients”.

Doctors are no longer willing to go to court to defend medical negligence cases because of the legal costs involved, according to Master of the Nation(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris says he will be briefing the Cabinet in the coming days and that talks with GPs should be under way again in a matter of weeks.  Photograph: Photocall Ireland 

General practitioners have rejected proposals by the Government that would see the reversal of financial cuts imposed on them following the economic c(...)

“GPs are already at maximum capacity, with burnout being a major issue amongst our members,” according to the National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP). File photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire

General practitioners have rejected proposals by the Government that would see the reversal of financial cuts imposed following the economic crash in (...)