Savita Halappanavar, whose death lead to calls for a new maternity strategy. Obstetricians have queried the presence of two women who lost children at Portlaoise hospital in a steering group for developing this strategy.

Obstetricians have questioned the presence on a national maternity steering group of two women who lost babies at Portlaoise hospital.One member of t(...)

Róisín and Mark Molloy: “We thought we were telling people, at hospital level, local and national level, things they didn’t know, and it turns out they did and they stood by and allowed further unnecessary deaths.” Photograph: Eric Luke.

Mark and Róisín Molloy’s son, Mark, died soon after birth at Portlaoise hospital in January 2012. Mr Molloy said it would be difficult to have faith (...)

Parents: Mark and Róisín Molloy, whose baby Mark died at Portlaoise hospital in 2012. Photograph: Eric Luke

Katelyn Keenan-McCarthy. Nathan Molyneaux. Joshua Keyes. Mark Molloy. Mary Kate Kelly. Five babies who should have been able to look forward to full a(...)

 MInister for Health Dr James Reilly is hugged by Natasha Molyneaux, mother of Nathan, following the Department of Health press conference on the Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A number of healthcare professionals at the Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise are facing disciplinary investigations by their regulatory bod(...)

Roisin and Mark Molloy at Leinster House earlier this month seeking cross-party support for independent Hiqa inquiries into all baby deaths in Portlaoise hospital. Photograph: Eric Luke

Families whose babies died in the maternity unit at the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise have welcomed recommendations to address what t(...)

Minister for Health Dr James Reilly has asked for a report to be drawn up on the matter and said he would take ‘whatever actions need to be taken to further make sure that this doesn’t happen again’.

The Health Service Executive has apologised “unequivocally” to four families whose babies died during or shortly after birth in the Midland Regional H(...)