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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C


Last year
# omicron
Ireland ranked highest in Europe for boosters as elective care may be cancelled due to Covid
Strict close contact rules and the prevalence of Covid-19 have caused worker shortages in some sectors.
All time
# covid19
Warning that Republic will follow North's Covid-19 trend without 'radical' change in behaviours this week
Dr Mary Favier said the health service here faces a greater challenge due to resourcing deficiencies.
# Coronavirus
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.
# Coronavirus
Increased testing must not lead to 'unacceptable' waiting times, warn GPs
The Irish College of General Practioners broadly welcomed plans to increase testing.
# Doctors
GPs will now facilitate people who are not registered with practice and have Covid-19 symptoms
There are now a total of 292 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland.
# Termination
Guidelines published for GPs who will provide abortion services
Services are expected to begin from 1 January.
More than 40 GPs walk out of abortion services meeting
The Irish College of General Practitioners was holding an EGM in Malahide this afternoon.
'There are a lot of questions to be answered': GPs group to meet to discuss concerns over abortion law
It is expected a landmark bill to regulate abortion services in Ireland will pass in the Dáil in coming weeks.
# Survey
Moral objection or no time: Majority of GPs say they can't provide abortion services
Legislation on the provision of abortion has been debated by the Oireachtas health committee this week.
# Abortion Pills
GPs to hold emergency meeting to discuss referendum result
Abortion services are expected to be GP-led.
# gp conference
So many people are dying from alcohol-related deaths it's like 'planes going down without survivors'
Despite three people dying in Ireland every day due to alcohol, one expert said there’s “very little outcry”.
# medical abortion
How do GPs treat women who've taken abortion pills in Ireland?
“They’d be more nervous telling a doctor they don’t know. Oftentimes, they might say they’re miscarrying.”
# Emigration
20% of GPs who graduated in 2010 now live abroad
And current trainees may be following suit…
# doctor doctor
Go-ahead given to free GP care for under sixes
The ICGP says that if Cabinet agrees to bring in free GP care, it will be a premature decision.
# Showdown
IMO remains "sceptical" about free child GP care and will tell the Government today
The union say the plan is being implemented “by diktat”.
# Abortion
GPs call for law to allow termination in non-viable foetal abnormality
The Irish College of General Practitioners narrowly passed the motion at its annual meeting today.