This year
Explainer: Why are HSE bosses calling for a ‘permanent’ seven-day roster for hospital staff?
The HSE has said it wants to avoid a “substantial impact” of overcrowding on hospitals.
'We need more decision-makers at weekends': Donnelly to press ahead with new consultant contract
IMO and IHCA members have voted to reject the new contract, which comes into force today.
IMO hits out at Donnelly's suggestion new consultant contract will bring 'consistency' to CAMHS
The Health Minister yesterday said the HSE is seeking to appoint a national clinical lead for youth mental health.
Number of patients waiting for beds in Irish hospitals falls again, INMO figures show
The head of the Saolta Hospital Group has warned of ‘a difficult month ahead’ for hospital emergency departments.
Last year
IMO providing support to GPs to run additional clinics as winter virus infections surge
Chair of the IMO’s GP committee Dr Denis McCauley said there has been a “huge increase” in people presenting with respiratory illnesses.
Junior doctors vote overwhelmingly in favour of agreement to tackle unsafe working hours
The agreement also grants guaranteed access to leave for essential exams.
Junior doctors to vote on deal aiming to eliminate long and unsafe working hours
Doctors have repeatedly warned current conditions are dangerous for patients and causing burnout for doctors.
Almost half of people think allowing nightclubs to stay open until 6am is a bad idea
A report by
Hayley Halpin
The Cabinet approved legislation last month that would allow nightclubs to stay open until 6am.
The Cabinet approved legislation last month that would allow nightclubs to stay open until 6am. If the legislation is passed by the Oireachtas, the changes are likely to be enacted next year.
More than half of people think later opening hours for pubs is a good idea.
Doctors' group warns longer pub opening hours are 'regressive and harmful'
Licensing changes to allow nightclubs open until 6am and pubs open until 12.30am by summer 2023
Doctors' group warns longer pub opening hours are 'regressive and harmful'
Proposed new laws would allow pubs open from 10.30am to 12.30am, seven days a week, while nightclubs could open until 6am.
Doctors 'struggling to get paid' due to payroll issues in hospital changeover, IMO says
Non-consultant hospital doctors regularly move hospitals and must join a new payroll system each time.
Junior doctors vote 'overwhelmingly' in favour of industrial action over working conditions
The Irish Medical Organisation said it will now seek “urgent negotiations” with the Department of Health and HSE on the matter.
IMO backs potential strike action by Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors
The IMO says the “burnout and stress” facing NCHDs will no longer be tolerated.
IMO commence ballot for industrial action for junior doctors over contracting issues
Junior doctors are “demoralised, frustrated, angry and want change,” the IMO claims.
IMO's non-consultant hospital doctors to ballot for industrial action
A survey published today shows that 96% of NCHDs have been required to work over 48 hours a week.
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Limerick Hospital records highest daily trolley figure ever with 95 patients waiting for beds
409 admitted patients were waiting for beds in hospitals across the country this morning.
'Challenging winter ahead' for health service, says IMO president
Rising cases of Covid-19 and other respiratory viruses pose difficulties for an “exhausted” health system.
84 public health consultant roles to be created under proposed Dept Health and IMO deal
It’s understood that the IMO will recommend the agreement to their members.
Varadkar tells gardaí he is willing to meet with them over GP contract leak
Gardaí are currently assessing correspondence that has been received over the leaking of the contract.
Doctors say it's 'difficult' to see how they can avoid going on strike over lack of resources
They were due to strike today.
Public health doctors defer three days of strike action planned for this month
The Irish Medical Organisation has said the decision was taken in light of the “rapid and escalating incidence of Covid-19 in Ireland”.
Fear and anxiety about Covid-19 is ‘overwhelming’ among the public
An Oireachtas committee has heard that fear of infection has heightened anxiety among doctors’ patients.
Health Minister 'disappointed' at public health doctor plans to strike for three days in January
The IMO has expressed disappointment at “no meaningful engagement” from the Department of Health for five months.
Public health doctors vote in favour of industrial action in row over lack of consultant status
The IMO says the issue involves only 60 public health doctors.
Varadkar leak controversy: Tánaiste to face Dáil grilling from opposition parties this afternoon
The Fine Gael leader is facing growing pressure to explain his actions.
Who were the NAGP, the doctors' group at the centre of the Leo Varadkar leaking controversy?
The association had a colourful history before going into liquidation last year.
Taoiseach says he has confidence in Leo Varadkar, says no laws were broken
The Taoiseach said it was not best practice and was inappropriate to share a document of this kind in that way with the NAGP.
Varadkar acknowledges sharing GP agreement was 'not best practice' but rejects wrongdoing
Allegations that Varadkar breached a number of laws were made in a story by the Village magazine.
IMO to back public health specialists’ ballot on strike action after 'deeply disappointing' meeting with Dept
The IMO has backed plans by public health specialists to ballot for industrial action in a row over consultant contracts.
More parents need to bring their children for flu vaccine, doctors say
The flu vaccine has been made available for free to children between the ages of 2 and 12.
Small window to avoid ‘catastrophe’ for health system, doctors warn
If the current trajectory of the disease continues, there will be 1,800-2,200 cases a day, with 400 Covid-19 patients hospitalised.
Hospital services of 'major concern' to GPs as doctors claim they're struggling to get patients seen
Concerns have been raised by GPs about major difficulties in accessing hospital services.
Increase in patients telling GPs they are victims of domestic violence during pandemic
Doctors have been urged to “be vigilant in terms of identifying and supporting victims of domestic abuse”.
Doctors concerned patients with chronic illnesses are delaying seeking medical care because of virus outbreak
The IMO said it is important to remember the pandemic does not prevent other diseases from occurring or patients becoming unwell from other infections.
GPs will now facilitate people who are not registered with practice and have Covid-19 symptoms
There are now a total of 292 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland.
Almost 560,000 patients waiting for their first outpatient hospital appointment last month
The figures come at a time when the coronavirus is putting pressure on the public health system.
'Enough is enough': 94% of IMO consultants and doctors vote for industrial action
The IMO said its key demand is an end to the “unjustifiable pay inequality” faced by consultants.
'We are at breaking point': Hospital doctors to be balloted for industrial action
The Irish Medical Organisation warned of the potential for an “escalating campaign of industrial action”.
'Overly cautious' reading of smear tests would be damaging and bring an end to screening programmes
The comments come following a Supreme Court hearing into Ruth Morrissey’s High Court ruling earlier this year.
Government's patient safety legislation blasted by doctors and patients
Dr Rhona Mahony, former master of the National Maternity Hospital said the system pits doctors against patients.
Doctors to vote on taking industrial action over pay for consultants
“This vote emphasises the frustration and anger that consultants and NCHDs face.”