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# Doctors
New IMO president promises to 'learn from mistakes of past'
Dr Matt Sadlier was officially installed in the top post during the organisation’s AGM in Killarney this evening.
# Industrial Relations
Doctors unite against 'deplorable conditions'
Non-consultant hospital doctors say they have had enough of excessive hours and inappropriate tasks.
# Digital Footprint
Doctors issued new guidelines for using social media
The profession is reminded that doctor patient confidentiality extends to social media.
# Healthcare
Doctors' organisation rejects abortion motions
The IMO heard debates about legislating for abortion in cases of rape, incest and fatal fetal anomalies.
IMO votes unamimously against Croke Park II
The Irish Medical Organisation said their members would not be bound by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions by accepting the Croke Park II proposals
Irish Medical Organisation AGM begins in Kerry amid tensions
The IMO president has said this year’s AGM is more important than many recent conferences.
IMO to review circumstances of McNeice's €10m pension
The former chief executive of the Irish Medical Organisation departs with a €10 million pension which has been halved following negotiations.
# Croke Park II
Ireland's largest union to decide on Croke Park II today
SIPTU is to vote on whether it will urge its members to accept or reject the latest Croke Park agreement.
IMO details former CEO George McNeice's €9.7m settlement
The IMO accounts for 2012 shows reserves of over €3.2 million despite the settlement to the CEO and a €4 million write down on the value of the IMO offices.
# croke park 2
Unions to address "major public meeting" against Croke Park 2 proposals
A nationwide campaign against the proposals will include a major public meeting in Cork City Hall.
# Croke Park II
Doctors' union advises members to reject Croke Park 2 deal
The Irish Medical Organisation’s council unanimously recommends a No vote when members are balloted next month.
# Croke Park II
At a glance: What’s in the proposed public pay deal
The Labour Relations Commission has released details of its proposals that unions will now be asked to vote on.
# Public Pay
Government, public service unions reach deal on extending Croke Park
ICTU says the deal reached means better protections for public servants than across-the-board pay cuts.
# Croke Park
Update: INMO, CPSU, Unite and IMO leave Croke Park extension talks
The INMO said it will not be bound by the outcome of any agreement should it emerge.
# revealed
"It's a killer" - Junior doctors still forced to work 36-hour shifts
A source also told that he works “about 70 hours a week on average” and is often not paid overtime.
# Health
General Practice in Ireland at "breaking point", says IMO
The Irish Medical Organisation said that budget cuts ‘could end the capacity to introduce universal GP care’.
'€20m pension' for retiring Irish Medical Organisation chief was halved
George McNeice is now entitled to a pension pot of just under €10 million following the announcement of his retirement from the doctors’ representative group yesterday.
# Health Sector
Doctors' union accuses HSE of trying to collapse talks
The Irish Medical Organisation says talks last night on new work practices in the Health Sector were less constructive than hoped.
# Public Sector Pay
Public sector pay increments should be deferred, says Varadkar
Freezing pay increases could save up to €200 million a year, he said, but admits would be in breach of Croke Park Agreement.
# Healthcare
Call for urgent review of the medical card applications system
Delegates at the Irish Medical Organisation’s annual conference have called on the Minister for Heath to investigate delays in medical cards being issued.
# Health
Healthcare reform: It's a case of 'as you were'
Outgoing president of the Irish Medical Organisation has said that little has changed for healthcare workers at the coalface during the past year.
# Health
Government likely to come under fire at IMO conference
The theme of the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) is Our Patients – Our Priority, and the organisers said they will be discussing pivotal issues including health inequality.
# Medical Cards
GPs welcome scrapping of restrictions on treating medical card holders
The health minister has confirmed that Cabinet has approved the drafting of legislation to do away with the barrier between some GPs and medical card patients.
# Appy Christmas
The 10 iPhone and iPad apps new owners need right now
Did you get an iPhone or iPad for Christmas? Spoilt for choice as to what to put on it? Well, here’s our handy guide.