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 (...)

The hearing was moved to the Republic amid concerns that medics from Sligo could not be compelled north of the Border.

A coroner has bowed to pressure and offered to almost treble the number of witnesses for an inquest into the death of a woman who died days after givi(...)

India-born Dhara Kivlehan (left, with husband Michael Kivlehan), was 29 when she died at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast after being transferred by helicopter from Sligo. She had developed HELLP, a severe form of pre-eclampsia.

The husband of young woman who died in September 2010 eight days after giving birth at Sligo Regional Hospital today interrupted an inquest into her d(...)

The shocking death of Savita Halappanavar forced Irish gynaecologists and obstetricians to go public about the fact that the abortion ban in the Constitution, and the failure of successive governments to legislate for abortion as required by the X-case judgment, had left doctors in a legislative no-man’s-land

When I had my baby in 1983, one of the brilliant nurses in the maternity hospital came along three days later and sat on the side of my bed. “Now,” sh(...)

Savita Halappanavar: Professor John Bonnar’s view that if she had received proper care her baby could have been delivered by the Tuesday has been vindicated.

It is hard not to be cynical about the way in which the narrative about Savita Halappanavar has changed, given that abortion legislation has been safe(...)