Savita Halappanavar (31),  who was 17 weeks pregnant, died of sepsis in University Hospital Galway in October 2012 following a miscarriage. A subsequent Hiqa report  said staff failed to recognise and act upon signs of her clinical deterioration in a timely and appropriate manner.

Promised guidelines on circumstances in which pregnancies can be terminated yet to be published

Longitudinal Study on Ageing meant interviewing 8,500 people aged 50 and over between 2009 and 2011. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Sex assault survivors are twice as likely to be out of labour force, according to new report

Philanthropist Charles F. “ Chuck “ Feeney being conferred an Honorary Degree jointly by the Universities of Ireland North and South at a ceremony in Dublin Castle. Mr Feeney’s Atlantic Philanthropies is making grants totalling €14.7 million to improve the wellbeing of people with dementia in the Republic. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Minister Lynch promises to match €14.7m grants from Chuck Feeney’s endowment

Doctors’ dilemma: lack of investment by drug companies into antibiotic research has been blamed for the paucity of new product development. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Only one new antibiotic brought to Irish market in last six years

The Mater hospital, Dublin, which was rejected by An Bord Pleanála as a suitable site for the national children’s hospital. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Financial statements for National Paediatric Hospital Development Board confirm most of money spent on original site bid will be (...)

A simple aspirin pill can help reduce death rates from cancer by preventing the spread of the disease, new Irish research suggests. Photograph: Tim Boyle/Getty Images

Researchers find prescription can help stop spread of breast cancer to lymph nodes

 Dr James Reilly  approved 17 projects for payment that had not been recommended by officials. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Reilly’s constituency of north Dublin had 19 successful applications

Former minister for health James Reilly: his spokesman said he had moved to correct a “historical underfunding” in Dublin North. Photograph: Frank Miller

Former minister for health approved 17 grants nationally against officials’ advice

The Department of Agriculture carries out controls in high-throughput factories slaughtering over 150,000 birds a year, while local authority inspectors do checks at low-throughput establishments.

Report says food safety system does not guarantee all EU requirements are met

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