Mary Horgan

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Ruth Morrissey and her husband Paul speaking outside Dublin’s High Court last week. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA

Screening services should not be “paused” on foot of the High Court ruling in the case of terminally-ill Limerick woman Ruth Morrissey who sued over h(...)

Low levels of work-life balance and high levels of stress were apparent among doctors of all grades. Photograph: Getty Images

Half of Irish hospital doctors say they are emotionally exhausted and overwhelmed by work, while one-third are experiencing burnout, according to new (...)

CervicalCheck campaigner Vicky Phelan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Publicity surrounding the CervicalCheck screening programme is helping increase the uptake of the HPV vaccine, a conference has heard. Prof Mary Horg(...)

Flu vaccination: the uptake for the   vaccine has increased over the years, and the onset of the colder weather means that the public are once again encouraged to get it. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Information and arguments surrounding vaccinations for teenagers and adults seem to be everywhere these days. Two in particular – the HPV vaccine for (...)

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill  has finally been passed by the Oireachtas. File photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

Six years after the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill was first mooted and 34 months after it was introduced in the Dáil, the legislation has finally been (...)

Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists chairman Dr Peter Boylan: “That sort of behaviour brings the medical profession into disrepute and it damages the trust between patents and doctors: one of the pillars on which the relationship is built.” File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Doctors who made misogynistic remarks to women or families in the CervicalCheck non-disclosure controversy should apologise, Institute of Obstetrician(...)

The Irish Medical Council said it would it carefully consider the Scally report.  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Medical Council’s guide for doctors on ethics and professional conduct is not in keeping with a modern, patient-centred approach, Dr Gabriel Scall(...)

The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) has called for the full implementation of electronic health records, claiming such a move would help(...)

Prof Mary Horgan will on Wednesday become the first woman president of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland in its 363-year history. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It is time to review the HPAT aptitude test Leaving Certificate students must pass when applying for medicine at third level in Ireland, the president(...)

Dr Emily Winifred Dickinson,  from Co Tyrone: in 1896 she was  the first woman to be awarded a Fellowship of any of the Colleges of Surgeons in Britain or Ireland

Dr Emily Winifred Dickinson, a young woman from Co Tyrone, was one of the first women to study medicine in Ireland. In 1896 she was awarded a Fellowsh(...)

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