The Court of Appeal  court has reserved judgment on a woman’s appeal against the High Court’s finding that she had failed to prove her symphysiotomy was unjustified. File photograph: Collins Courts

A woman who alleges an unjustified symphysiotomy was performed on her at a Dublin hospital 12 days before her first baby was born in 1963 did not kno(...)

The award concerns a judgment issued by a three-judge High Court in December 2014, in a case by a woman’s father against the HSE.

A High Court decision that a clinically brain dead pregnant woman could be taken off life support because there was no genuine prospect of her baby be(...)

Building reportedly used as a Magdelene Laundry on Seán McDermott Street: many levels of Irish society, including the State, failed women who were kept in such places. Photograph: Eric Luke

I have told her story in the past but even in death she would want to remain anonymous. She leaves an important legacy. Her childhood was sad. Her mot(...)

Michael Noonan: “I will be attending Cabinet on January 5th and I look forward to contesting the upcoming general election.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan is recovering in a Dublin hospital after undergoing a medical procedure. He spent Christmas in hospital afte(...)

Staff shortages at a mental health ward in a Dublin hospital are a critical risk to patients, the State watchdog for psychiatric care has warned.

Staff shortages in the St Aloysius mental health ward in the Mater Hospital in Dublin pose a critical risk to patients, the State’s Mental Health Comm(...)

A consultant paediatrician told Mr Justice Colm Mac Eochaidh that despite the girl’s blood sugar being extremely high, the mother had not wanted to follow the doctors’ recommendations. File photograph: Getty Images

The High Court has ordered that a 13-year-old girl suffering from diabetes - whose mother had refused to give doctors permission to treat her despite (...)

An inquest has heard that due to the state of the woman’s brain when a postmortem was carried out, it was not of assistance. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A consultant neurologist has told an inquest at Mullingar courthouse that the woman at the centre of the case died as a result of a “huge” cyst in he(...)

Alan Stanley. Photograph: Stanley family

A father of one who absconded from a psychiatric ward in a Dublin hospital was last seen alive by a gravedigger. Alan Stanley (41) of Brookmount, Tal(...)

A clipping from the Irish Times in 1916 about Holden Stodart, an ambulance volunteer killed during the 1916 Rising. (Right) Mr Stodart’s grave in Mount Jerome in Dublin.

Padraig Allen, a member of St John Ambulance Brigade, recalls Holden Stodart, a volunteer who was fatally wounded while helping those engaged in th(...)

John Rogers SC told the High Court his client had a non-emergency symphysiotomy which has left her with life-long pain, incontinence and restricted mobility. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A woman who claims there was no justification for a symphysiotomy performed on her 12 days before the birth of her baby at a Dublin hospital in the 19(...)