The HIQA report into the death of Savita Halappanavar recommended the development of a National Maternity Strategy. It took the deaths of Sally Rowlet(...)

The Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaiose. Róisín Molloy, whose son Mark died in Portlaoise, told the launch the greatest apology she and other parents could get was to implement the new maternity  strategy. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Detailed information on the safety of the State’s 19 maternity units is to be published by the HSE next month. The statements will allow intending mo(...)

Shauna Keyes arrives at Portlaoise County Council buildings for the inquest in to the death of her baby son, Joshua, in September 2013. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

The latest report to be published into the tragic events at Portlaoise hospital raises two separate sets of issues; one relating to the care provided (...)

The Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, Co Laois. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Significant failings in the care given to a vulnerable young woman during her labour in Portlaoise hospital and after her baby’s death are identified (...)

Prof Robert Harrison, who resigned as chairman of the Institute of Obstetricians after ‘The Irish Times’ published details of correspondence to Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Institute of Obstetricians has withdrawn a controversial letter questioning the appointment of two women who lost babies at Portlaoise hospital to(...)

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(...)