Áine O’Sullivan with her children, Matthew (4) and Evie (1), near their home in Rathmines. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Áine O’Sullivan is not the first mother to say “never again” after giving birth. But she felt so traumatised by the experience in hospital that(...)

There is a wide variation in Caesarean -section rates across the State with St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny showing the highest level in public hospitals(...)

Dr Sam Coulter Smyth: the master of the Rotunda Hospital insisted a degree of political will must come into the frame, “someone who can actually make things happen”.

The master of the Rotunda Hospital has said he is concerned about the extent to which the Health and Information and Quality Authority report into t(...)

Aja Teehan and her husband, Charles Brand, outside the Four Courts in Dublin last month. Photograph: Alan Betson

A woman who lost her case against the Health Service Executive (HSE) to give birth at home says she will go abroad to have her baby next month. Aja Te(...)

Aja Teehan and her husband, Charles Brand pictured arriving at the Four Courts for her High Court action against the HSE. Photograph: Collins Courts.

More than 50 people turned up outside the Four Courts this morning to support a couple who are attempting to overturn restrictions on home births impo(...)

Aja Teehan says she and her husband Charles Brand have reviewed all the medical evidence and she now believes it would be safe to have a home birth

The clock is ticking for expectant mother Aja Teehan as she seeks to overturn restrictions imposed by the HSE on women who want to have a home birth. (...)