Hiqa chief executive Phelim Quinn has called on Minister for Health Leo Varadkar to establish an oversight committee in the Department of Health to ensure the recommendations in the report on Portlaoise hospital are implemented. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 2:32

Political commitment is vital to ensure the recommendations in the report on Portlaoise hospital are implemented and improvements made to the safety o(...)

Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise: four babies died during labour or shortly after birth over a six-year period. Picture: James Flynn/AP

The RTÉ documentary into the deaths of babies at the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise suggests a continuing failure by the Health Service Execu(...)