There were 38 maternal deaths between 2009 and 2012, a Maternal Death Enquiry report says.Photograph: Thinkstock

A slew of high-profile controversies involving the health of pregnant patients has caused concern about standards of maternity care in the State. The (...)

Sally Rowlette , who died at Sligo General Hospital just hours after giving birth to her fourth child.

Tania McCabe, Bimbo Onanuga, Dhara Kivlehan, Savita Halappanavar, Jennifer Crean and now Sally Rowlette – the list of women who have died in or after (...)

Sharon McEneaney: the HSE’s report into her death in 2009 acknowledged that the hospital had “completely failed her”.

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital has been at the centre of a series of medical controversies during the past decade, of which the HSE’s apology for the su(...)

Greg Pepper holds a photograph of his sister Antoinette, who died from septicaemia in St Vincent’s hospital in Dublin in 1988 after giving birth in the National Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The family of a Dublin woman who died from septicaemia after giving birth in the National Maternity Hospital 25 years ago has appealed for an inquest (...)

Savita Halappanavar: Professor John Bonnar’s view that if she had received proper care her baby could have been delivered by the Tuesday has been vindicated.

It is hard not to be cynical about the way in which the narrative about Savita Halappanavar has changed, given that abortion legislation has been safe(...)

Tania McCabe (centre) who died who died after giving birth

The family of a pregnant woman who died in Drogheda hospital have said they are “saddened and disappointed” that recommendations made following her de(...)

 Dr Peter Boylan: At the inquest in April, the clinical director of the National Maternity Hospital argued that Ms Halappanavar would be alive today if she had been given the termination she asked for.

So, after three inquiries, are we any wiser? Do we know why Savita Halappanavar died? And what does her death tell us about the wider state of materni(...)

Marty Whelan,  Health Information and Quality Authority head of communications, chief executive Dr Tracey Cooper, consultant anaesthetist Dr Nuala Lucas, and director of regulations Phelim Quinn at the publication yesterday of the report into the death of Savita Halappanavar. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

University Hospital Galway failed to provide Savita Halappanavar with “the most basic elements of patient care” and failed to recognise and act upon s(...)

The other investigation with similarities was into the death of Tania McCabe in 2007 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital  (above) in Drogheda, after delivering twins – one of whom also died.

Yesterday’s report into the circumstances of Savita Halappanavar’s death, has, not unexpectedly, added little in the way of fresh information that had(...)

Savita Halappanavar

Significant deficiencies in the care of critically ill women in the State’s 19 maternity hospitals have been identified in a report on the death of Sa(...)