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This year
Dr Caoimhe Hartley: 'We hear about menopause but perimenopause can be just as disruptive'
The menopause specialist looks at perimenopause and how symptoms creep up on many women.
Varadkar 'reluctant' to make changes after review of state's abortion laws seeks end to three-day wait
A report by
Christina Finn
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly will bring a memo to Cabinet on Tuesday on the report’s recommendations.
SF seeks investigation into lack of paediatric ICU beds in Cork after girl's death from Strep A
Parents of girl who died of Strep A urge parents and doctors to be vigilant about the illness.
‘Fragmented and unpredictable’: Healthcare services failing island communities
A report by
Niall Sargent
Broken down ambulances, no storage for supplies and outdated clinics among a litany of healthcare provider concerns.
HSE report finds island healthcare staff working “extremely hard" with "inadequate resources”
Regular breakdowns on Arranmore have locals tow-starting ambulance to get patients to safety
Clare Island GP: Our health centre is "completely outdated and unfit for purpose"
ESRI: Extending free GP care to all by 2026 could cost state up to €881 million
The research was published today by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).
Last year
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc on pole for Italian Grand Prix
Max Verstappen was second in qualifying but grid penalties are set to shake up the starting order behind Leclerc.
Varadkar hits out at 'sworn political opponents' as DPP directs no charges in GP leak affair
Varadkar says allegations against him are “politically motivated and often highly personalised
Mother & Baby Homes: GPs no longer have to sign off on requests by survivors to get health records
New regulations have come into force after months of uncertainty and threats of legal action.
All time
People aged 40-49 to be offered Covid boosters from 27 December, three weeks ahead of schedule
50,000 Covid-19 vaccines were administered yesterday – a daily record.
People aged 40-49 will be offered boosters from 27 December - three weeks ahead of the initial plan
Vaccinations for children aged 5-11 will commence in paediatric hospitals next week
50,000 Covid-19 boosters were administered yesterday - a daily record, Órla Ryan reports
GP: When a super-spreadable virus meets a super-spreader event like Christmas we need to pause
GP: When a super-spreadable virus meets a super-spreader event like Christmas we need to pause
Our GP details how the booster programme is set to work via GP practices and advises readers to step up and get the shots.
Free contraception to be made available for young women
Two GP appointments per year relating to contraception will also be free.
Survivors consider legal action to get health records amid 'bizarre' row with department
Survivors of mother and baby institutions have been told to submit FOI requests to get access to their records, despite already applying under GDPR.
Survivors of mother and baby institutions have been told to submit FOI requests, despite already applying under GDPR
A number of women are considering legal action, Órla Ryan reports
Noelle Brown says the latest development is "despicable" and "ridiculous"
Department 'in breach of EU law' unless it gives health records to Mother and Baby Home survivors
GP: My patients do not need to see your placards with your value judgements
Dr Brian Kennedy says recurring abortion protests outside healthcare clinics are wrong and need to stop.
'Canary in the coalmine' GP data indicates increase in people with Covid symptoms
A GP tracker survey has indicated that the number of patients reporting Covid symptoms has doubled this week.
Notes from a GP: '20% of Christmas Covid tests have been positive in our practice'
Our GP outlines the spike in Covid cases and says he agrees with NPHET’s decision not to automatically test close contacts of confirmed cases.
Dr Mark Murphy: We need to rethink how we fund the health service
Dublin-based GP Mark Murphy illustrates where the failings are in how we fund our healthcare system.
Leo Varadkar apologises for 'errors of judgement', says he is 'not close friends' with Dr Ó Tuathail
The Tánaiste is facing questions from TDs on the controversy.
Timeline: GP contract negotiations, the draft deal and Leo Varadkar's actions
What happened with the draft deal in the spring of 2019?
Post-match parties and house gatherings: Where GPs notice Covid outbreaks originating
A GP said one outbreak was linked to match celebrations where team members drank shots out of a championship cup.
The flu vaccine and children: Here is everything parents need to know
“The flu vaccine is one of the safest vaccines we have, it’s one of the oldest vaccines we have,” a GP said.
Suspected Covid-19 cases three times higher than official statistics, says new UK study
Unlike other studies, this research found women were most at risk than men from developing the disease.
Out-of-hours GP service for Kildare and West Wicklow no longer charging for Covid-19 consultations
KDoc had been continuing to charge people for Covid-19 consultations up until last week.
Coronavirus GP consultations set to remain free, health minister confirms
It will remain free to call a GP about Covid-19 symptoms.
Confusion as HSE claims out-of-hours GP service charging for Covid consultations has received funding
There have been reports that the KDoc service has been charging people for Covid-19 consultations.
Almost half of people don't know calling GP to discuss Covid-19 symptoms is free, ESRI finds
The findings are based on a nationally representative survey of 1,000 adults in Ireland run in early July.
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”.
Covid-19: Close contacts will be tested twice - on day 1 and day 7 - whether or not they have symptoms
The move has been welcomed as Ireland starts to slowly ease restrictions.
This Tipperary 'biketown' has worked hard to recover from recession - but it's been an uphill struggle
In an area in need of more mental health services, Carrick-on-Suir locals have devised a plan to try to sustain itself.
FactCheck: Are there 1,000 more GPs in Ireland than five years ago?
Minister Regina Doherty made the claim during a recent interview.
No money in next year's budget for free contraception, committee heard
A recent report recommends that free contraception rollout should target young women first.
Doctors warn that extending free GP care to under-8s is 'putting pressure on a timebomb'
The IMO has warned that many GP clinics are already at capacity and cannot take on new patients.
How a 'safety plan' can help a person who is suicidal
“The situation isn’t irretrievable – there are simple, practical measures that everyone can do to turn it around.”
Sinn Féin proposes free GP visits, back-to-school bonuses and welfare hikes in alternative budget
Sinn Féin also wants to introduce an annual ‘Back to School Bonus Child Benefit Payment’ of €140
'Grave concerns' as president and council of national GP group resign
There had been “serious issues of internal governance” at the National Association of General Practitioners, a statement said.
Woman who stole over €40,000 from former GP she was caring for jailed for two years
The victim, now aged 90, said she felt an “immense sense of betrayal”.
Guidelines published for GPs who will provide abortion services
Services are expected to begin from 1 January.
Taoiseach says abortion services may not be available in every hospital in January
Varadkar said he is confident services will be available, but perhaps not in every hospital or clinic.
'It's one less thing to worry about': HSE grants free GP service to 14,000 carers
The service applies to anyone who received carer’s allowance or carer’s benefit, but who do not hold a medical card.
Hamilton takes pole at rain-hit, crash-marred French Grand Prix
Mercedes dominated the session as Valtteri Bottas claimed second.
'Abortion is not part of routine general practice. 85% of GPs are of this opinion'
The provision of abortion services in Ireland must be an-opt in service, writes Dr Maitiu O Tuathail.