‘Recent history bears out the cruel injustice and human cost of the current law. Irish people, and people all over the world, were shocked by the death of Savita Halappanavar in a Galway hospital in 2012.’ Above, a protest outside the Dáil about abortion legislation following the death of Savita Halappanavar. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

A few months before the marriage equality referendum, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that a Yes vote would “send out a powerful message of an Ireland that (...)

The Medical Council has decided that no further action should be taken against Dr Katherine Astbury (above) in relation to the care of Savita Halappanavar. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

No action will be taken by the Medical Council against Dr Katherine Astbury, the consultant obstetrician who led the care of Savita Halappanavar befor(...)

Praveen Halappanavar husband of Savita Halappanavar who died following a miscarriage in The Galway University Hospital. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Praveen Halappanavar, widower of the late Savita Halappanavar who died at Galway University Hospital in October 2012, hopes his case for medical negl(...)

The review is expected to find the hospital has made considerable progress in implementing the recommendations from the three reports published after Savita Halappanavar’s death. Photograph: The Irish Times

The performance of University Hospital Galway (UHG) in implementing recommendations following the death of Savita Halappanavar two years ago will be a(...)

Savita Halappanavar died one week after she was admitted to University Hospital Galway when she was 17 weeks pregnant and miscarrying in late 2012. File photograph: The Irish Times

New guidelines have been published to improve the performance of hospitals in treating patients with sepsis, two years after the death of Savita Halap(...)

Vankata Charumamill lights a candle during a vigil for Savita Halappanavar  held at St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, last night.   Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The second anniversary of the death of Savita Halappanavar was marked by candlelight vigils in Galway and Dublin last night. In Galway, about 150 p(...)

Bus Éireann has begun an investigation after a woman travelled 25kms in the baggage compartment of one of its coaches after she was accidentally locke(...)

Former HSE chief executive Cathal Magee established a group In January 2012 to report to him on governance issues. Photograph: Eric Luke

The former chief executive of the Health Service Executive, Cathal Magee, asked the organisation’s internal audit unit last year to investigate whethe(...)

It was unrealistic to hope the Government’s decision to acknowledge its Constitutional responsibility and give legislative effect to a twenty-o(...)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said that a conversation secretly recorded last June by a pro-life activist was done so without his consent or knowledge. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Fine Gael and Labour Ministers have downplayed the political significance of secretly taped private conversations involving two Labour TDs who (...)