Breast cancer survivor Teresa Doran, Mullingar calls for an extension of the screening programme at Leinster House in 2014. The only breast cancer surgeon at Letterkenny General Hospital says the Saolta University Hospitals Group want to close the service down and centralise it in Galway. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Health bosses say there is no threat to the future of breast cancer services in Co Donegal despite claims locally they will be closed.The only breast (...)

The study by consultants the Health Partnership makes it clear that “significant changes” are needed in the way maternity services are delivered.

The closure of up to four obstetric units in the west and northwest is mooted in a confidential report commissioned by the HSE. The units at Ballinasl(...)

Savita Halappanavar and her husband Praveen in Galway.

The HSE has begun implementing a number of system changes recommended at the Savita Halappanavar inquest. The introduction of an early warning system (...)

Praveen Halappanavar photographed at Galway County Hall after the jury delivered a 'Death By Misadventure' verdict at the inquest into the death of his wife Savita Halappanavar. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Horrendous. Barbaric. Inhumane. Praveen Halappanavar, his voice full of calm fury outside the inquest into his wife Savita’s death, wast(...)

Praveen Halappanavar with a picture of his late wife, Savita, in Galway. His solicitor, Gerard O’Donnell, said Mr Halappanavar may decide by Monday on his approach to the draft report on the death last year of his wife at Galway University Hospital. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The independent chairman of the inquiry into the death of Savita Halappanavar in hospital in Galway last October has ex(...)

Praveen Halappanavar husband of Savita, will this morning receive the HSEreport into her death.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

The husband of the late Savita Halappanavar will this morning receive the HSEreport into her death. Praveen Halappanavar will not be pres(...)