Seán Rowlette said  that he told his children where he was going, they sat down and wrote a letter to Minister Leo Varadkar.

“We miss our mum so much every day.”This was the heart-breaking message from four Co Sligo children asked their father to deliver to Minister for Heal(...)

Nurse Breda Mc Evoy leaving the inquest on the death of Christopher Marianayagam who died in Portlaoise General Hospital in June 2011. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Two doctors at Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise declined to come to the aid of a patient who had collapsed in the hospital because they were n(...)

Michael Kivlehan, husband of Dhara Kivlehan who died in 2010, speaks at coroner’s court in Carrick-on-Shannon. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The widower of a young woman who died a week after giving birth in Sligo Regional hospital recalled yesterday that she was unrecognisable hours after(...)

Kevin Kivlehan with his wife Dhara Kivlehan. Earlier this month in the High Court, the HSE agreed to pay almost €800,000 damages and unreservedly apologised to the family of Ms Kivlehan who  died shortly after her baby son was born in Sligo General Hospital.

Details have emerged of the death of another young woman after giving birth at Sligo General Hospital. Sally Rowlette (36) of Dromore West, Co Sligo d(...)

Michael Kivlehan, husband of Dhara Kivlehan,  leaving the High Court in Dublin following yesterday’s  settlement. Photograph: Eric Luke

The family of Dhara Kivlehan say they are “anxious beyond words” as they await direction from the Attorney General as to whether an inquest into her d(...)

Shauna Keyes: Arriving at the inquest in Portlaoise into the death of her baby Joshua, who was  delivered by Caesarean section. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

A coroner has recommended the drawing-up of guidelines for maternity units to govern the use of drugs used to speed up difficult deliveries.Co Laois c(...)

Shauna Keyes and her partner Joseph Cornally arriving at Portlaoise County Council buildings for the inquest. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

in PortlaoiseAn inquest has opened into the death of a newborn baby boy at the Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise four years ago. Baby Joshua Ke(...)

A woman has told an inquest in Limerick how the final days of her mother’s life were a “living nightmare”, before she died (...)