Shauna Keyes arrives at Portlaoise County Council buildings for the inquest in to the death of her baby son, Joshua, in September 2013. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

The latest report to be published into the tragic events at Portlaoise hospital raises two separate sets of issues; one relating to the care provided (...)

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 (...)

Shauna Keyes: Arriving at the inquest in Portlaoise into the death of her baby Joshua, who was  delivered by Caesarean section. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

A coroner has recommended the drawing-up of guidelines for maternity units to govern the use of drugs used to speed up difficult deliveries.Co Laois c(...)

Shauna Keyes and her partner Joseph Cornally arriving at Portlaoise County Council buildings for the inquest. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

in PortlaoiseAn inquest has opened into the death of a newborn baby boy at the Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise four years ago. Baby Joshua Ke(...)