Stephen and Catherina McGarry. Photograph:

The Coombe hospital has apologised to a Dublin couple over the death of their baby in a botched delivery more than two decades ago. The hospital admit(...)

Plan includes €10 million to be spent on  new national cancer strategy

The Government is to allocate nearly €40 million for new health initiatives next year, including cancer services and facilities for school leavers w(...)

A baby girl was delivered overnight on the M50 by paramedics from Dublin Fire Brigade.

A baby girl was delivered overnight on the M50 by paramedics from Dublin Fire Brigade. An ambulance was called at 3.25am to Junction 4 southbound and(...)

The birth occurred at the Coombe Hospital in 2007.

A young boy who sued the Coombe hospital in Dublin over the circumstances of his birth has settled his action for €2.15 million. Calum Taaffe has seve(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar and Minister of State for Primary Care and Social Care Kathleen Lynch  at a briefing  on health projects in the capital plan at the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Government is to spend more than €3 billion over the next six years on building new hospitals, developing community nursing units for older peo(...)

Former Coombe master Dr Chris Fitzpatrick confirmed a report was sent to the HSE and the Department of Health ‘at the highest level’ under the auspices of the HSE’s clinical programme in obstetrics. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Senior managers in the HSE and Department of Health were alerted to “critical clinical risks” at Portlaoise hospital four years ago, but failed to res(...)

The Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A woman whose baby daughter died at Portlaoise hospital explained how her infant’s body was brought to her in a metal box on a wheelchair, draped in a(...)

The child named “baby Maria” was found last Friday on the Steelstown Road near the Kildare-Dublin border. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The child and family agency Tusla has been granted an interim care order for the baby girl found abandoned in Dublin last week. The order was g(...)

 Leo Varadkar said a number of measures had been taken ahead of the publication of the report, including the appointment of a new manager and a director of midwifery at Portlaoise, while the maternity unit is being transferred to the governance of the Coombe hospital. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The irish Times

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said Portlaoise hospital was “allowed to drift for decades” without clear direction or support. He has accept(...)

Mr Justice Kevin Cross welcomed the settlement and said it was a difficult case. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A 71-year-old woman who claimed there was no justification for the symphysiotomy carried out on her after the birth of her first baby more than 50 (...)