Ruairi Hanley

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Dr Ruairi Hanley: other, downgraded hospitals are “glorified nursing homes”. Photograph: James Forde

When the recent head of the health service says he would not want to be treated in your hospital, then you should know you have a problem. Navan hosp(...)

While I have every sympathy for those with sick children, this does not extend to condoning any attempt to undermine a vaccine which will save the lives of thousands of patients in years to come

Earlier this year I publicly proposed a new policy in response to reports of declining vaccination rates in Ireland. Specifically, I suggested that, b(...)

Under the proposed changes, the existing two layers of staff present in the surgical department out of hours are being reduced to one. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Plans for immediate cutbacks to surgical services at Our Lady’s Hospital Navan are being resisted by senior doctors. The Save Navan Hospital Campai(...)

Doctors are being overwhelmed by parents bringing in healthy children because of the Government’s free GP care scheme for Under 6s, it has been claim(...)

Minister of State with responsibility for Primary Care Kathleen Lynch and Minister for Health Leo Varadkar at the launch of the online registration system for the free GP care for the under-6s scheme. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

GPs who signed up “under protest” to the new contract to provide free care for children aged under six have said they have been told by the HSE to wri(...)

A Heathrow flight information screen is shown above a television screen reporting the Ebola outbreak at Heathrow Airport in London, yesterday. Heathrow Airport has begun Ebola screening, whereby passengers will have their temperatures tested for the Ebola virus. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Ireland is well prepared for an Ebola outbreak. We are far from the epicentre of the current outbreak in west Africa and there are no direct flights b(...)

Protesters wear masks reading “Mato Resign” (in reference to Spanish Health Minister Ana Mato) during a demonstration yesterday against government spending cuts in the health care sector, outside the Carlos III hospital in Madrid, where a nurse who contracted Ebola is being treated. Photograph: Paul Hanna/Reuters

The Government has moved to allay concern over the growing threat posed by the outbreak of Ebola disease.The crisis, which this week saw the first Ebo(...)

Senator John Crown said Mr Lawless had provided “very plausible evidence” to the committee

A patient advocate was warned that he might be in breach of parliamentary privilege for naming a hospital at (...)

Independent TD Peadar Tóibín stressed the campaign would be open those from all political traditions and none. File Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A national ‘day of action’, with demonstrations in towns across the State, will take place in early April, as part of a new national campaign against (...)

The Medical Practitioners’ Act 2007 introduced changes to how the Medical Council regulates the medical profession. Among the most important wa(...)

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