St Vincent’s University Hospital. St Vincent’s  is eight-10 times bigger than Holles Street, based on patient or staff numbers, so the potential for it to dwarf the maternity hospital is obvious. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Opinion is divided within the health service as to whether the row between the National Maternity Hospital and St Vincent’s hospital is a simple turf (...)

Never mind the experiences of civilians, children or British soldiers, Myles Dungan’s show recounts the untold stories of those who weren’t even born when the Rising began

Whatever else about RTÉ’s treatment of the Rising commemorations, the network has not been parsimonious in its coverage. But for those who feel the(...)

 The obesity rate among mothers from the 13 EU accession countries (mostly in Eastern Europe) was half that of mothers born in existing EU countries. Photograph: Getty Images

A sharp rise in the number of severely obese mothers delivering babies in many Irish maternity hospitals is causing concern among doctors. The number(...)

Prof Louise Richardson: she will deliver the keynote speech at the Accenture get-together

A number of events will be taking place around the country tomorrow to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) 2016. More than 1,200 delegates (bot(...)

Dr Rhona Mahony, Master, National Maternity Hospital at the Women’s Podcast live event ‘Birth of a Nation 1916’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ireland has not paid enough attention to women and childbirth, and our maternity hospitals are “falling down”, according to the Master of the National(...)

There is a risk of a somewhat tired reaction to the news of yet another poorly performing hospital. But when it is the flagship National Maternity Hos(...)

Holles Street master Dr Rhona Mahony said the infrastructure was unfit for purpose for delivering over 9,000 babies annually and the activity level ‘far exceeds the capacity of the building’.   Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The National Maternity Hospital says it is unlikely to be able to comply with hygiene standards required by the State health watchdog within its curre(...)

Sick babies attending the National Maternity Hospital were at serious risk of infection from overcrowding and poor environmental hygiene, a report by the State’s health watchdog has found.

Sick babies attending the National Maternity Hospital were at serious risk of infection from overcrowding and poor environmental hygiene, a report by (...)

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(...)