The GP chief in the IMO, Dr Ray Walley, says GPs will have to be compensated for loss of private practice if free GP care for all is to be introduced. And he believes it could take 10 years for universal healthcare to come in
Wide variation in dental costs in Ireland
A new survey has revealed wide variations in the cost of dental care between different counties
Taxpayers' money wasted on kids' hospital
Much of the €40 million of taxpayers' money spent on planning for the now abandoned children's hospital at the Mater site in Dublin may have been wasted, the latest financial statements of the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board have indicated.
Appreciating the gift of life
We talk to Vera Dwyer, who is the longest surviving single lung transplant recipient in the world, and look at what can be done to support those who have had transplants
Many affected by 'sleep drunkenness'
One in seven people may be affected by what is termed sleep drunkenness, which leads to confused and disoriented behaviour when forced awake.
Children with cancer missing out on medical cards
The Childhood Cancer Foundation is working hard to raise awareness of the many issues faced by children with cancer and their families
Leo says goodbye (and good riddance) to UHI
While few will grieve at Leo Varadkar's burial of the plans for universal health insurance, many will ask whether our two-tier health system will ever be ended
Abortion row reignites as law questioned
As details emerge of a distressing case where a woman was refused an abortion under the new law, it has to be asked whether anything has really progressed since prior to the 'pro-life' amendment in 1983
Call 999 if you suspect stroke
Almost 10,000 people in Ireland suffer a stroke every year, however just half of the public would call 999 in the event of a stroke, the Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) has said.