Michael Kivlehan with his late wife Dhara, who died after giving birth to their first child Dior at Sligo Regional Hospital.

Two men whose wives died in childbirth at Sligo Regional Hospital are due to meet with Minister for Health Leo Varadkar on Monday. Michael Kivlehan an(...)

 Michael Kivlehan husband of Dhara Kivlehan, who died after having a baby at Sligo Reional  Hospital: “If I am out with the children shopping or having a meal I am often approached by people asking me questions – they are worried [about having a baby in Sligo Regional Hospital].”   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Two men whose wives died in childbirth at Sligo Regional Hospital are to meet with Minister for Health Leo Varadkar on Monday.Welcoming the invitation(...)

Socialist Party TD Ruth Coppinger  referred to the court hearing on turning off the life support machine for a clinically dead pregnant woman at Christmas.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has again ruled out holding a referendum to reverse the eight amendment to the Constitution on the right to life of the unborn(...)

John Rogers SC, for the woman’s father, argued the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, which sets down the equal right to life of the mother and the unborn, was not applicable to this case. Photograph: Frank Miller

The High Court has been told it would be “grotesque” to keep a brain-dead pregnant woman on life support given the chances of the baby being born aliv(...)

Sean Rowlette arriving at Sligo Court for the inquest into the death of his wife Sally Rowlette. Photograph: James Connolly

A jury has returned a verdict of death by medical misadventure in the case of Sally Rowlette who died in Sligo Regional Hospital on February 5th last (...)

 Seán with his children Leanne (9), Sally jnr (20 months), Joseph (4) and Abbie (7). “I am conscious that her inquest starts in December, when the children will be getting excited about Christmas, but the waiting is really hard and I don’t want anyone to delay it further now.”

On the day Dhara Kivlehan’s inquest began in Carrick-on-Shannon, Seán Rowlette, who was by Michael Kivlehan’s side, got the news he had been waiting 1(...)

Consultant obstetrician and former Master of Holles Street Dr Peter Boylan has criticised a deficit in staffing levels and the lack of availability of intensive care beds in hospitals around the country. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Consultant obstetrician and former master of Holles Street Dr Peter Boylan has criticised a deficit in staffing levels and the lack of an adequate (...)

Dhara Kivlehan and her husband, Michael. Deficiencies in Ms Kivlehan’s clinical care and at systemic level contributed to her death, according to expert witness Dr Peter Boylan.

Dhara Kivlehan had a severe form of pre-eclampsia called Hellp syndrome, which was the direct cause of her untimely death. Pre-eclampsia is a m(...)

An undated picture  of Dhara Kivlehan and her husband Michael.

An expert witness has told the inquest into Dhara Kivlehan’s death that a delay in getting specialist renal and liver care for her was one of a number(...)

 Dhara Kivlehan: died in 2010,  days after giving birth, from multi-organ failure in Belfast’s Royal Victoria Hospital having  suffered a severe strain of pre-eclampsia. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A consultant who had an angry exchange with Dhara Kivlehan’s husband at Sligo Regional Hospital told an inquest that he was sorry if he had insulted (...)