Medical Council President Kieran Murphy has told the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children that the council is seeking changes to the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has responded to views made on the abortion legislation by Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin.
A medical negligence conference in Dublin has heard that over 100,000 adverse events were reported by the HSE in the health system last year.
Scientists have claimed that a new medicine developed by researchers at Queen's University in Belfast could revolutionise the treatment of intensive care patients with lung disorders.
Two major health reports have been published on the future of smaller hospitals and re-organising the overall hospital system around six hospital groups.
Independent inspections of Ireland's residential services for children and adults with disabilities will commence later this year.
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has announced that she had a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of getting breast cancer.
The author of a new report on the health insurance market has said the principle of everyone paying the same regardless of their health is under threat.
Members of the Irish College of General Practitioners have voted to bring clarity to the issue of abortion based on medical guidelines.
World Health Organisation officials say it is likely a new coronavirus that has killed at least 18 people in the Middle East and Europe could be passed between humans.
Minister of State at the Department of Health Alex White has told a doctors' conference in Galway that the Government is committed to free GP care.
Minister for Health James Reilly was greeted with silence when he arrived at the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation conference in Letterkenny.
The official social services watchdog has criticised the HSE for failing to comply with child protection standards in counties Carlow and Kilkenny.
Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation President Claire Mahon has said there would be an appetite for strike action among nurses if the Government imposed pay cuts.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the Government is committed to providing free GP care in its first term.
A woman has told an Inquest in Limerick that the last few days of her mother's life were a nightmare, before she died at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital in Limerick almost three years ago.
Over 5,600 patients in Limerick are waiting four years or more for an outpatient appointment, according to the latest figures from the HSE.
The Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons has called for full regulations of the cosmetics sector.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has ruled out extending the right to an abortion to victims of rape.
A Labour TD has said she believes the only amendments that might be accepted to the draft abortion legislation would be those that would bring the law into line with best medical practice.