Former Coombe master Dr Chris Fitzpatrick confirmed a report was sent to the HSE and the Department of Health ‘at the highest level’ under the auspices of the HSE’s clinical programme in obstetrics. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Senior managers in the HSE and Department of Health were alerted to “critical clinical risks” at Portlaoise hospital four years ago, but failed to res(...)

Isabela Speedon, a medical assistant, puts clean sheets on an examining table at the Whole Woman’s abortion clinic in McAllen, Texas. Photograph: Delcia Lopez/The New York Times

The procedure in place for a pregnant woman at risk of suicide to obtain a legal termination under the recent abortion legislation could further damag(...)

How it looked: St Teresa’s Gardens in 2009. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Ann Fahy has been living in St Teresa’s Gardens in Dublin 8 for 19 years. “I am from here originally. I was reared in the flats, but then I moved out (...)