The National Maternity Hospital at Holles Street,  Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Planning for the €150 million development of a new maternity hospital on the campus of St Vincent’s hospital in Dublin has resumed after being put on (...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The release yesterday of the first report by the Health Service Executive on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act was a deliberately low-key af(...)

Dr Rhona Mahony, master of the National Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Childbirth is increasingly framed in a “consumer context” full of expectations that cannot be met, according to the head of the State’s biggest matern(...)

Gaye Edwards from Co Wicklow with  Dr Rhona Mahony, Master National Maternity Hospital, at the launch of the Amnesty International Ireland Report in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Clinical decisions on whether or not a pregnant woman’s life is in danger and can only be saved with an abortion are difficult and “framed in a crimin(...)

Thousands gather to demand legislation on abortion after the death of Savita Halappanavar at Merrion Square, Dublin at the weekend in 2012. Photographer: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Ireland’s abortion regime “violates the human rights of women and girls” here, a report from Amnesty International says. The report, “She Is Not A Cri(...)

 Dr Rhona Mahony, master of the  National Maternity Hospital:  said it  galled  her that the HSE had paid millions of euro to families after birth injuries in maternity hospitals, but had failed to invest in enough midwives and obstetricians to provide safe maternity services. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Discussions on a new national plan for women’s rights will begin next week, Minister for Equality Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has said. He said the National Wom(...)

In the end the High Court was humane and appropriately speedy in deliberating. And in their language, there was a sense that when weighing the legal i(...)

The closure of Mount Carmel hospital comes after the masters of the Dublin maternity hospitals have warned they were already facing serious pressures catering for the existing demand. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The closure of Mount Carmel private hospital will mean that on average the three public maternity hospitals in Dublin will have to deal with about 100(...)

Cope Foundation said salary for its head of fundraising was in line with HSE pay scales. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Cope Foundation, which provides services to people with autism and intellectual disabilities, has confirmed it has been paying a senior staff memb(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly said it was ‘very clear’ that people need to be in compliance. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Minister for Health James Reilly has warned that St Vincent’s University Hospital faces “serious consequences” if it fails to co-operate with a HSE au(...)