The chairman of St Vincent’s Hospital has  dismissed as sensational the “tale of nuns attempting to control Irish maternity services”. However, history shows that ethos affects treatment. File photograph:  Dave Meehan

The Institute of Obstetricians has expressed concern that St Vincent’s hospital, which is owned by the Religious Sisters of Charity, will govern the N(...)

St Vincent’s hospital is wholly owned by the Religious Sisters of Charity, two of whose nuns sit on the board. File photograph: Dave Meehan

The chairman of St Vincent’s hospital has dismissed as “groundless and sensational” claims that the nuns who own the hospital are trying to “take cont(...)

Doctors and midwives have difficulty accessing operating theatres, and  maternity services do not have a say at the management table, says Peter Boylan. Photograph: David Jones/PA Wire

Funds are being directed away from maternity services in hospitals around the country says consultant obstetrician Peter Boylan. The former master o(...)

The HIQA report into the death of Savita Halappanavar recommended the development of a National Maternity Strategy. It took the deaths of Sally Rowlet(...)

The meetings will be with an external obstetrician, midwife and, where necessary, paediatrician. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Almost 100 women who have concerns over the care they received in Irish maternity units when delivering their babies are being offered meetings with (...)

Dr Peter Van Geene. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A ruling on the Medical Council inquiry into consultant gynaecologist Peter van Geene is not expected until the end of this month after the inquiry w(...)

Joan and John Mulcair.

A Limerick couple have rejected the HSE’s apology over their newborn daughter’s death in the local maternity hospital in 2009 as “six years too late”.(...)

Joan and John Mulcair, whose baby Caoimhe died 39 minutes after birth at Limerick maternity hospital.

For five years the Health Service Executive denied in face- to-face meetings and correspondence that any errors had been made in the handling of ba(...)

Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Peter Van Geene during the Medical Council fitness-to-practise inquiry at Kingram House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

An obstetrician accused of poor professional performance should have stopped carrying out hysterectomies if there were repeated complications, a Medic(...)

The publication of a review commissioned by the Health Service Executive, following concerns raised by women in the aftermath of revelations about bab(...)