The Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, Co Laois. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Significant failings in the care given to a vulnerable young woman during her labour in Portlaoise hospital and after her baby’s death are identified (...)

Declan and Helena O’Shea with twins Theon and Asha at home in Kilmihil, Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Declan O’Shea was on holiday in Portugal in 2011 when he fell off a third-floor balcony while sleepwalking. He ended up in a coma for two weeks. When (...)

Michelle McDonaghWalking briskly for 30 minutes or more five days a week is one of the main predictors for wellbeing and prevention of low mood during(...)

Dr Sam Coulter Smyth: the master of the Rotunda Hospital insisted a degree of political will must come into the frame, “someone who can actually make things happen”.

The master of the Rotunda Hospital has said he is concerned about the extent to which the Health and Information and Quality Authority report into t(...)

Master of the Rotunda Hospital Dr Sam Coulter Smith. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A lack of obstetricians in Ireland means requiring several of them to decide whether a woman should have an abortion was “totally impractical”,(...)