Emergency Departments remained open on Tuesday. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Emergency departments in all the State’s hospitals remained open on Tuesday despite up to 20 locum doctors failing to report for duty after their pay (...)

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation backed the call for a minimum of 10% of GDP to be spent on a publicly-funded health system. Photograph: PA

The subsidising of all private healthcare provision should be phased out and a single-tier health system created, an Oireachtas committee has heard. (...)

Former IMO president Dr Mick Molloy said there was no clarity on when the clock started ticking for a patient’s wait in hospital. Photograph:  Bryan O’Brien

Doctors have accused the HSE of misleading the public by “fudging” the way waiting times for patients are measured in emergency departments. Delegat(...)

The current budget process for health was “simply not credible”, the IMO annual conference in Sligo has been told. File photograph: Getty Images

Any incoming government must ringfence a realistic and fair budget for the health services, according to the incoming president of the Irish Medical O(...)

Outgoing IMO president Dr Ray Walley. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ireland is “woefully unprepared” for a major emergency and the health service would be unable to cope with such an event, the Irish Medical Organisati(...)

Dr Peadar Gilligan, chairman of the IMO consultant committee, asked was it any wonder the HSE was struggling to recruit doctors given its record as an employer. File photograph: Getty Images

The Irish Medical Organisation says it has started legal proceedings to secure the release of salary increases it says are due since 2009. The IMO sa(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar  at Hawkins House in Dublin on Monday. A meeting of the emergencey department taskforce implemenattion group was held on Monday to discuss hospital overcrowding. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has warned health officials that “heads will roll” if the latest initiative to address hospital overcrowding does not(...)

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