Most maternity care in Ireland is obstetrician-led care in hospitals, but with midwives in attendance during labour and birth.

While many changes are promised by the National Maternity Strategy published in January, birthing options, and conditions, currently vary greatly acro(...)

Maree Butler and Eoin Byrne, parents of baby Darragh Byrne,  who died four days after birth. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A baby boy who died days after his birth may have suffered a brain injury a week before he was born, an inquest has heard. In evidence described as “(...)

Minister for Health  Leo Varadkar: “I meet people where I have a particular role and can add something and there is a particular purpose to the meeting.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The death of a baby 23 years ago following a botched delivery at the Coombe hospital was only reported to the coroner in recent months. The Dáil also(...)

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(...)