Vincent McDarby, senior clinical health pstchologist at Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin. Photograph: Alan Betson

I am a senior clinical health psychologist with Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin and I work primarily with children who have diabetes. I am th(...)

Rachel Martin, in Castleconnell, Co Limerick, with her dog, Misty. Rachel has Loeys-Dietz syndrome, which was discovered only in 2005. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

I was born with a cleft palate, a split uvula and was a very “floppy” baby. I’m still “floppy” today. I’ve no core strength, but as an adult I can ma(...)

President Michael D Higgins signs a Book of Condolence  at The Mansion House, in  Dublin for those who died in the   Carrickmines fire. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has signed a book of condolence which was opened at the Mansion House, Dublin on Monday for the victims of the Carrickm(...)

John and Kathleen Conroy and their daughter attended the inquest at the Coroner’s Court into the death of their other daughter Aibha. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Doctors on Tuesday defended their treatment of six-year-old Aibha Conroy, who died four days after being admitted to University Hospital Galway suffer(...)

Nurse Donna Chavez, who worked in Our Lady’s Hospital in Crumlin, was found guilty of  professional misconduct

A nurse who gave the wrong dose of drugs to a baby in intensive care and deliberately hid her error, has been found guilty of professional misconduct.(...)

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD): used in conjunction with IVF to screen embryos for specific genetic disorders before they are implanted into a woman to try to achieve  a pregancy. Photograph: Bill Davis/Newsday

Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin, Dublin, stopped referring patients abroad for a controversial reproductive treatment after receiving leg(...)

Eilish Hardiman, chief executive of the group overseeing the merger of the three children’s hospital: said there were “issues” with the functioning of genetics

A plan to dismantle the State’s only national service for families with genetic conditions will lead to a “huge clinical risk” to patients and create(...)

The site of the proposed national children’s hospital, at St James’s Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The three Dublin children’s hospitals say no decisions have been made about the future use of their buildings and land once the new national children(...)

Prof Owen Smith, haematologist, and Dr Michael Capra, oncologist, at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin: certain treatments abroad are “giving hope we believe is unrealistic. In some cases I have said, what you are doing will harm your child”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Some treatments offered abroad “give hope which we believe is unrealistic and without foundation”, say two of Ireland’s leading children’s doctors.In (...)

Our Lady’s Childrens Hospital Crumlin: the wait time for walk-in patients not requiring general anaesthetic or sedation is up to 11 months, according to internal correspondence seen by The Irish Times.

Sick children are having to wait up to two years to have a MRI scan carried out at the State’s largest paediatric hospital because of a lack of resour(...)