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‘Unacceptable’ living conditions contributed to ‘chronic neglect’ of two young children

‘Unacceptable’ living conditions contributed to ‘chronic neglect’ of two young children

A judge has ruled that two siblings should be left with their current foster carers until their mother’s mental health stabilises, despite their parents’ fears of one of them losing their cultural heritage

Smear test audits on hold pending findings of probe

Smear test audits on hold pending findings of probe

Access Denied

Access Denied

Cancer treatments that mobilise the sufferer’s immune system to fight the disease have dramatically altered the odds for some patients in recent years. But who will be able to access them –and at what cost to the state?

Doctors need training to own up to their own mistakes

Doctors need training to own up to their own mistakes

Hospitals that delay major incident reports could lose legal cover

Hospitals that delay major incident reports could lose legal cover

Nationwide concussion network to be set up to train doctors in treatments

Nationwide concussion network to be set up to train doctors in treatments

Department holds exclusive contract talks with IMO

Department holds exclusive contract talks with IMO

Boylan ‘concerned’ by delays in establishing new company to run maternity hospital

Boylan ‘concerned’ by delays in establishing new company to run maternity hospital

New consultants to earn €42k less than colleagues

New consultants to earn €42k less than colleagues

Consultants employed before 2012 will earn up to €200k in new deal that excludes newer recruits; Settlement reached last week will add €62m to the consultants’ pay bill annually

Group wants end to €30k minimum salary rule for asylum seekers

Group wants end to €30k minimum salary rule for asylum seekers

Regulator cannot stop boxing association booking unlicensed medical care provider

Regulator cannot stop boxing association booking unlicensed medical care provider

The news comes after an inquest into the death of mixed martial arts fighter João Carvalho exposed the weak legislation governing pre-hospital emergency care

Susan Mitchell: How self-interest  kills off health reform

Susan Mitchell: How self-interest kills off health reform

A pilot scheme to examine operating theatre assistants promised by Leo Varadkar as health minister never even got off the ground

Autism charity blames ‘negative media attention’ for fall in donations

Autism charity blames ‘negative media attention’ for fall in donations

In 2016, parents of autistic children criticised the lack of detail provided in the charity’s accounts as well as cuts in supports

Most GPs favour opt-in abortion service – poll

Most GPs favour opt-in abortion service – poll

A poll carried out by GP Buddy found that 70 per cent of the 880 GPs who responded said they did not intend to provide abortion services

Nursing homes need work visas ‘with immediacy’, minister told

Nursing homes need work visas ‘with immediacy’, minister told

Nursing Home Ireland says “severe labour shortage is presenting within the employment category”