The  president of the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO), Dr Peadar Gilligan, pictured at a conference on access to healthcare  in Croke Park on Saturday. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/ SON Photographic.

Doctors did not deal with women at the centre of the CervicalCheck controversy as tactfully or diplomatically as they could have, the president of the(...)

IMO president Dr Peadar Gilligan said the level of anger among doctors about this issue made a strike more likely. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has warned that hospital consultants could strike if the Government does not address the two-tier pay system in p(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris launching the Sláintecare implementation strategy at Government Buildings. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The intention of Sláintecare was to take politics out of healthcare. Why then was it a document prepared by politicians with little regard to the actu(...)

Research shows about 36%  of GPs are over 55, and 20%  of GPs who emigrate do not return.  Photograph:  Getty Images

The health service failed to fill 100 consultant posts advertised by the Public Appointments Service between 2015 and 2017. Over three years the HSE(...)

Irish Medical Organisation president Dr Peadar Gilligan said the pay differential was directly leading to longer waiting lists for patients. File photograph: Shane O’Neill, SON Photographic

Doctors have warned of potential industrial action in hospitals if the Government does not eliminate what they have described as pay discrimination be(...)

Incoming IMO president Dr Peadar Gilligan has warned that doctors across the various medical disciplines are facing grave challenges. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

The health service faces a severe shortage of heart and orthopaedic specialists if proposed restrictions on private practice are introduced, doctors h(...)

Simon Harris: ‘We must make real changes to healthcare delivery in order to have a sustainable healthcare system’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Reform in the health service is not optional and additional money is not the sole solution to its difficulties, the Minister for Health Simon Harris h(...)

Incoming IMO president Dr Peadar Gilligan said until the 30 per cent pay cut imposed on consultants was fully addressed “we will have challenges recruiting the almost 500 unfilled consultant posts”. Photograph:  Shane O’Neill

Between 10 and 12 per cent of all Irish adults are being prescribed antidepressants, a leading psychiatrist has estimated. Speaking at the annual con(...)

The IMO says 56 per cent of its consultant members indicated in a survey their willingness to leave public health in the event of a ban. Photograph: Thinkstock

Most consultants would consider leaving the public health system if a ban on treating fee-paying patients is put in place, according to the Irish Medi(...)

Irish Pharmacy Union: its proposal would “alleviate pressure on overworked GPs”. Photograph: Bloomberg

Community pharmacists are urging the Government to introduce a minor-ailment scheme that would allow patients with medical cards to be treated for com(...)

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