Savita Halappanavar died in Galway University Hospital in October 2012.

The master of the Rotunda Hospital, Dr Sam Coulter Smith, has criticised inaction over implementing the recommendations of reports into the death of (...)

Facebook offers up to $20,000 for egg freezing for female employees. The company also offers “a host of other fertility services for male and female employees”

“It’s an interesting ‘benefit in kind’,” says Sam Coulter-Smith, master of the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin. Apple and Facebook are well known fo(...)

The Department of Health’s chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan is “very concerned” about the patient safety implications of the trend for women to travel to the UK for terminations after receiving a diagnosis of fatal foetal abnormality, and then returning to Ireland to deliver  stillborn babies. Photograph: Getty Images

A growing trend for women who travel to the UK for terminations after receiving a diagnosis of fatal foetal abnormality, and then returning to Ireland(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan said she believed the constitutional ban on abortion should be revisited by a future government. Photograph: The Irish Times

The head of the Health Service Executive has requested an investigation to establish the facts surrounding the case of a woman who was refused an abor(...)

The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act, enacted following the death of Savita Halappanavar, was meant to bring to an end the agonising about Ire(...)

Lucinda Creighton was among a number of TDs and senators who resigned from the Fine Gael parlimentary party over the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act.

Ireland’s troubled relationship with the contentious issue of abortion looks set to outlive the current Government.Senior Coalition figures have made (...)

HSE director general Tony O’Brien requested a report ‘that establishes all of the facts surrounding the care given to a woman who had her pregnancy ended pursuant to the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013.’  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Health Service Executive (HSE) is undertaking an internal review to report on the care given to a woman at the centre of the abortion controversy.(...)

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(...)

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(...)

The audit restates that the Master of the National Maternity Hospital Dr Rhona Mahony was getting an unauthorised private allowance of €45,000, in addition to a publicly funded salary of €183,500.

St Vincent’s University Hospital has refused to tell a HSE audit into top-up payments how much it has been paying senior staff in private allowances.I(...)