Rita Doyle

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Preparing a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/AFP via Getty

GPs have responded angrily to news that they might have to wait up to eight weeks to be vaccinated against Covid-19, long after other frontline health(...)

More than 1,100 doctors left the medical register last year citing reasons such as lack of support, excessive hours and resourcing issues. File Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Poor working conditions and a lack of access to further training is driving hundreds of doctors to cease practice in Ireland, according to a new repor(...)

Dr Marcus de Brun: As well as resigning his HSE list of patients, he has shut down his Twitter account. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A Dublin GP says he has decided to close his practice after being threatened with suspension by the Medical Council over his anti-lockdown and anti-ma(...)

Doctors who returned from overseas to help combat Covid-19 in Ireland now feel “betrayed” after being told they are no longer needed, the Irish Medica(...)

The  Medical Council is proposing guidelines for employers and clinical directors aimed at ensuring it is promptly informed of fitness to practice issues, the High Court heard. File Photograph: David Sleator

The Medical Council has told the High Court it took no steps to check whether a hospital doctor, who was struck off the UK medical register for dishon(...)

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“Living with uncertainty” is a term general practitioners learn in training. It describes a type of resilience, a calm assessment and realistic planni(...)

A doctor examines a patient at a hospital screening unit in Bordeaux, France. Photograph: Georges Gobet/AFP via Getty

Doctors have an ethical duty to “self-care” in order to protect themselves, colleagues and patients, the Medical Council has said in its first comment(...)

 The coffin arrives at St Agatha’s Church, North William Street, Dublin  for the funeral of actor Jean Costello. Photograph: Damien Eagers/The Irish Times

The funeral of Fair City actress Jean Costello, who played Rita Doyle in the series, has heard she was “the life and soul of the party” and “would alw(...)

Actors Pat Leavy (left) and Jean Costello in 2002. File photograph: Joe St Leger

Fair City actor Jean Costello, who played the role of Rita Doyle, has died aged 76, RTÉ announced on Saturday. “Everyone in Fair City is deeply sadde(...)

The Irish health system has never made any plans for the increased feminisation of medicine.

Doctors are being abused and bullied, and are shown a lack of respect, the head of the Medical Council has said. President of the council Dr Rita Doy(...)

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