The first man to see my second child emerge into the world wasn’t my husband. That honour, if you will, fell to Dave the paramedic. Not that this was (...)

Hilary Dully: “We were never actually told that they wouldn’t show it, and it was kind of suggested that they would – but not then.” Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

For Tuesday, March 29th, 1994, the TV highlights published in this newspaper listed a UTV programme exploring the phenomenon of stigmata, and BBC1 of(...)

Praveen Halappanavar with a portrait of his wife Savita who died from septicaemia at Galway University Hospital on October 28th, 2012. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Neither Savita Halappanavar’s widower, Praveen, nor her parents were in court yesterday to hear the last brief legal discussion of her death. The fa(...)

Protesters maintain a vigil outside the Dáil after the death of Savita Halappanavar in October 2012. Her story went around the world and focused international attention, most of it unfavourable, on Ireland. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

On the face of it, much has changed in Irish maternity services in the 3½ years since the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar. Most of the recommend(...)

Savita Halappanavar

The action for damages by the husband of the late Savita Halappanavar against the Health Services Executive over her “tragic, untimely and premature” (...)

Praveen Halappanavar with a photograph of his wife Savita in the background. She died  at Galway University Hospital on October 28th, 2012.  Photo: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Savita Halappanavar’s husband has settled his case against the HSE over her death in a Galway hospital in 2012. Praveen Halappanavar settled the case(...)

The publication of the first monthly reports on safety and performance by the three Dublin maternity hospitals is a significant milestone in obstetric(...)

Savita Halappanavar died in University Hospital Galway on October 28th, 2012, having been admitted a week earlier, miscarrying. Photograph: The Irish Times

Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential front-runner, was given a detailed briefing about the death of Savita Halappanavar before she visited Ire(...)

Pensioner Catherine O’Brien at her home in Glounthaune, in Co Cork.  Photograph: Michael Mac Sweney/Provision

I was born in Chingford in Essex and grew up around London during the war. I worked as a primary teacher but after I met my husband, Dick, who was als(...)

 New Taoiseach Enda Kenny  is congratulated by colleagues as he leaves Leinster House to drive to Áras an Uachtaráin to meet with President Mary McAleese. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Coalition last month assessed how well it had done in implementing its programme for government. Modest as always, it awarded itself 93 per cent, (...)