IVF has been characterised as a series of hurdles; each stage of treatment can be experienced as a “success or failure in the pregnancy trail”

One of the major effects of the contraceptive revolution is that it has afforded women the opportunity to plan when to have their first child. It can (...)

A paediatrician who was involved in the ‘Baby P’ case in the UK applied for work in an Irish hospital but did not disclose restrictions on doing so, a Medical Council inquiry has heard

A paediatrician who was involved in the ‘Baby P’ case in the UK, who applied for work in an Irish hospital but did not disclose restrictions on doing (...)

Christopher Marianayagam, who died in Portlaoise hospital in  2011.

The Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise has said it took “no action” after being told by one of its staff that two doctors refused to come to t(...)

Prof Martin Corbally. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

An appeal with important implications for the regulation of the medical and healthcare professions has opened at the Supreme Court.The five-judge cou(...)

A Heathrow flight information screen is shown above a television screen reporting the Ebola outbreak at Heathrow Airport in London, yesterday. Heathrow Airport has begun Ebola screening, whereby passengers will have their temperatures tested for the Ebola virus. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Ireland is well prepared for an Ebola outbreak. We are far from the epicentre of the current outbreak in west Africa and there are no direct flights b(...)

The fitness to practice commitee’s decision will now be forwarded to the board of the Medical Council which will decide on what sanction to impose on Dr Anton. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A doctor recruited to work at the State’s largest children’s hospital who it was alleged did not know how to scrub up properly for theatre and had (...)

Savita Halappanavar: reports critical of the care provided to her by  staff  at University Hospital Galway have been forwarded to the Nursing and Midwifery Board and the Medical Council

Fitness-to-practise hearings into complaints about nurses will be heard in public for the first time later this month, three years after the legislat(...)

Consultant obstetrician Dr Katherine Astbury: the   review concluded that  her  management of patients was in keeping with the standard of care expected. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

No safety or quality issues arose after a review of some of the work of the obstetrician who treated Savita Halappanavar at University Hospital Galwa(...)

Savita Halappanavar:  died at University Hospital Galway on October 28th, 2012. Photograph: The Irish Times

A number of staff who were involved in the care of Savita Halappanavar before her death at University Hospital Galway have been disciplined, the hospi(...)

Consultant obstetrician/gynaecologist Dr Declan Egan, who practises at University Hospital Galway and runs the Galway Fertility Unit in Rahoon, faces an allegation of poor professional performance.

The Medical Council’s fitness to practise committee has adjourned an inquiry into a Galway doctor alleged to have carried out a fertility procedure wi(...)