Abortion pill: Health officials have met the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Irish College of General Practitioners to discuss the options. Photograph: Ute Grabowsky/Photothek via Getty

Medical professionals will be able to object to the administration of terminations under Government proposals. Minister for Health Simon Harris has c(...)

Dr Mary Rogan agrees that Fempi cuts had affected many GPs, and two doctors who had retired near her in Headford, Co Galway, had not been replaced. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

West coast general practitioners like Dr Mary Rogan and Dr Jerry Cowley know how deserving carers are of any sort of support, but they are worried abo(...)

The Irish Medical Organisation  said the Government’s plan could not go ahead without negotiations and the provision of adequate resources for general practice. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

It is likely to be next summer at the earliest before carers receive free GP visit cards under the new initiative announced this week by Minister for (...)

“There is a real crisis in our GP services at the moment,” said Dr Padraig McGarry, chairman of the IMO’s GP committee. Photograph: Thinkstock

Talks on the establishment of a new contract between GPs and the Government are to commence within the next fortnight, it has emerged. Medical organ(...)

A proposal by the National Association of General Practitioners for doctors to dispense medicines directly to patients has caused concern among pharma(...)

Prof Alf Nicholson and Gráinne O’Malley at Temple Street hospital: they have produced an updated  edition of their book ‘When your Child is Sick’  to help parents deal with childhood illness. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Children in Ireland today are one of the healthiest generations ever, yet large numbers of them are being brought to a GP or hospital more frequently (...)

The health service emerged as one of the top concerns of voters in the general election. And just as the body politic must find an innovative solution(...)

A €10 million deal on rural GP allowances was welcome, but would not be enough to attract doctors to rural Ireland, doctors’ representatives have warn(...)

 Mayo GP Dr Gerry Crowley speaking at the No Doctor No Village public meeting. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Jerry Cowley, a Mayo GP who became an Independent TD in 2002 after he became infuriated by the standard of medical care in rural Ireland, stood in fro(...)

Representatives from the Irish Medical Organisation spoke at the meeting to highlight  GP issues nationwide

Communities struggle to survive when their GP services are taken away, a meeting to save doctor services across the country heard last night. Local(...)

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