Ireland faces €100m bill in Doctors back pay

Ireland faces €100m bill as doctors take case over pay deal Consultants to sue over Government’s failure to pay wage increases of up to €40,000 per year promised under 2008 contract Under the terms of the contract, consultants agreed to new work practices, restrictions on private practice and to be rostered … Continue reading

Where are all our Midwives gone?

A major survey of staffing levels in Ireland’s maternity hospitals has identified a ‘critical shortage’ of midwives. According to the findings from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), no maternity hospital or unit in the country has the internationally recommended midwife-to-birth ratio of 1:29.5 births. The ratio currently varies … Continue reading

Thinking about working as a Doctor in Ireland?

If you are thinking about working as a Doctor in Ireland, you will need to note the following changes taking effect from 2014 –   ARRANGEMENTS FOR NON-EEA DOCTORS WORKING IN THE STATE COMMENCING 1 JANUARY 2014     1. Employment Permit requirement – from 1 March 2014   From … Continue reading

Biopharma giant Regeneron invests €300m in Limerick

Limerick is to receive 300 highly skilled jobs by 2016 after biopharma giant Regeneron Pharmaceuticals this morning revealed a US$300m investment for a manufacturing facility on an 11.88-hectare site previously owned by Dell at Raheen Business Park. Subject to planning approval from the local authority, the company expects to employ … Continue reading

Putting the health of our Doctors and Patients at risk

A worrying report in the Independent today reveals how a junior Doctor regularly works 30-hour shifts, forcing her to choose between sleeping and eating afterwards. Dr Libby Ennis (28), a senior house officer in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, has recorded a stark and revealing audio diary which highlights how exhausted junior doctors are left … Continue reading

Ireland’s Medical Devices sector needs Engineers

The health of Ireland’s medical devices export sector, which is worth in the region of €7.9bn, will remain hugely dependent on the expertise and ready supply of skilled engineers, said John O’Dea, the new president of Engineers Ireland. O’Dea recently gave his first address to engineers in Dublin, where he … Continue reading

Consultant Dermatologist job just in for Dublin

We have a Medical job just in for a Lead Consultant Dermatologist for a Clinic in Dublin This Dermatologist will work alongside the Facial Plastic Surgeon Start date beginning of July Hours will be 16-24 or 3/4 days a week South Dublin location Essential Requirements: – Must be on the … Continue reading

A tenth of our young workforce are losing jobs due to Social Media

According to Silicon Republic, a survey of young people aged 16 to 34 shows the impact their use of social media can have on their careers – but this won’t stop them from using it. On Device Research questioned more than 17,000 young people in six countries – the UK, the … Continue reading