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 (...)

The site has 55 metres of frontage to the busy Dolphins Barn Street close to its intersection with Cork Street. St James’s Hospital and St Stephen’s Green are within walking distance

A redevelopment site in a high-profile location in south Dublin city centre is new to the market this week at €2.5 million through DTZ Sherry FitzGer(...)

The infill site for a development of at least 30 duplex apartments and townhouses on Parnell Road in Dublin 12

An infill site for a development of at least 30 duplex apartments and townhouses on Parnell Road in Dublin 12 is expected to attract considerable inte(...)

Coroner Brian Farrell said he was bringing in a verdict of medical misadventure,  stressing that  this  in no way cast blame on medical professionals. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A baby born at Limerick Regional Hospital was transferred between three hospitals before she died at Our Lady’s Hospital Crumlin, a Coroner’s Court wa(...)

Women with their children outside the Four Courts late last month in support of midwife Philomena Canning (centre) who had her insurance refused by the HSE. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Susannah Sweetman’s fourth childbirth is approaching - and so she should know what to expect. But she doesn’t. “I have no idea what to do, I feel comp(...)

Ellen Conlon and Josephine Thomas of The Pregnant Box. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

"This girl isn’t happy; this girl has to see a social worker; this girl had a one-night stand.” Voices echo through an empty Dublin church, as (...)