Supporters of Aja Teehan and her husband Charles Brand outside the Four Courts last month before Ms Teehan lost a High Court case relating to having a home birth. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The issue of home births and their safety is a topical one. The European Court of Human Rights is currently hearing evidence from two Czech women who (...)

 Aja Teehan with her husband Charles Brand outside the Four Courts in Dublin last month. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An expectant mother who lost her High Court bid to force the HSE to provide her with midwifery services so she could have a home birth will not have t(...)

 Aja Teehan and her husband Charles Brand with their supporters outside the Four Courts. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The High Court has rejected a case taken by a mother seeking orders compelling the HSE to grant her application for a home birth.University lecturer A(...)

Aja Teehan (centre) and her husband, Charles Brand (left) thank supporters who turned up outside the Four Courts before her High Court action against the HSE. Photograph: Collins Courts

A mother has asked the High Court for orders compelling the HSE to grant her application for a home birth.University lecturer Aja Teehan, whose second(...)