Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The first facilities of the new national children’s hospital will open within days despite a warning from senior doctors that it will be unsafe, healt(...)

IMO conference has heard it can be difficult to get patients admitted to hospital to have tumours removed due to a lack of beds.

New Government proposals to address the controversial system of lower pay rates for recently recruited staff in the public service would not be adequa(...)

Paul Bell, Siptu health division organiser, said the Government had refused to engage on findings that his union’s members had been ‘underpaid for many years’. Photograph: Eric Luke

More than 7,000 hospital support staff are to ballot next month for strike action as part of disputes over pay. The staff involved include about 1,00(...)

’The vast majority of senior medical and surgical specialists in Ireland believe our failure to recruit consultants is making Irish hospitals more unsafe’

The Government is “anti-doctor” and “anti-consultant”, the head of the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has contended. Dr Peadar Gilligan said the co(...)

IMO president Dr Peadar Gilligan said vacant posts for consultants “are proving impossible to fill”.

The Irish Medical Organisation has warned it may take industrial action in the New Year over the two-tier pay system for hospital consultants. The un(...)

Taoiseach   Leo Varadkar, speaking in Finland, said his comments should not be seen as  controversial . Photograph: Reuters

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has robustly defended his comments on health service staff working through early January. Speaking to journalists in Helsi(...)

Figures obtained by Fianna Fáil health spokesman Stephen Donnelly last week show nearly 10,000 patients over the age of 75 were on trolleys for at least 24 hours in the first eight months of the year. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s hospitals face another chaotic winter with the number of patients on trolleys set to exceed 1,000, the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has (...)

The State will need significantly more than the 2,500 additional public hospital beds that the Government is planning to put in place over the next de(...)

The Government is expected to announce new proposals to end the controversial lower pay arrangements in place for about 60,000 staff who were recruited to the public service since 2011.

The Government will not go beyond the measures announced on Monday to end lower-pay arrangements for personnel recruited since 2011, Minister for Publ(...)

IMO president Dr Peadar Gilligan warned overcrowding will remain an issue if recommendations are not followed. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/ SON Photographic

The number of patients on hospital trolleys could exceed 1,000 at times this winter, a doctors’ conference has heard. Speaking at an event in Dublin (...)

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