Public Health nurse Margaret Scargill in Bray, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Primary care team Public health nurses are generalists. The community is our client and we see everyone from mothers and babies to older people(...)

Students watch a live Caesarean section in the Robert Adams Theatre, Beaumont Hospital via video link from the Rotunda Hospital, as part of the MiniMed School programme for transition years. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 2:26

“We’re putting a retractor in which is holding the bladder down out of the way. This is the uterus here.”Those were the words of Prof Fergal Malone, h(...)

My daughter was starting to talk about her hurt and anger and she confided in  a psychologist in St Clare’s unit, and he was able to connect with her. Photograph: Thinkstock Images

My daughter was 14 years of age when she was assaulted. I will never forget the day I was told: a part of me died that day and continues to do so.My y(...)

Jennifer Bourke from Artane in Dublin pictured with her new baby boy, Kian who was born at 4 seconds past midnight in the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley 1:03

The first baby to be born in Ireland in 2015 arrived at four seconds past midnight on New Year’s Day in the Rotunda Hospital in north Dublin. Kian Ant(...)

The three judge High Court, comprising the President of the High Court, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, Ms Justice Marie Baker and Ms Justice Caroline Costello has heard final legal arguments and will rule on he matter on Friday, St Stephens’ Day. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A clinically dead pregnant woman must be maintained on life support if the High Court finds there is a “real” prospect her unborn child will achieve (...)

A Hiqa report on the Rotunda Hospital expressed significant concern with safe injection practices in its neonatal unit. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

Levels of cleanliness at two Dublin maternity hospitals have been criticised by the State’s health watchdog.The National Maternity Hospital had poor c(...)

The inquest earlier heard the cause of death was extensive meconium aspiration into the airways as a result of hypoxic brain injury. Photograph:  Frank Miller

A woman in labour at Cavan General Hospital (CGH) continued to be given a drug to increase her contractions despite evidence her uterus was overstimul(...)

Sally Rowlette , who died at Sligo General Hospital just hours after giving birth to her fourth child.

Tania McCabe, Bimbo Onanuga, Dhara Kivlehan, Savita Halappanavar, Jennifer Crean and now Sally Rowlette – the list of women who have died in or after (...)

Savita Halappanavar died in Galway University Hospital in October 2012.

The master of the Rotunda Hospital, Dr Sam Coulter Smith, has criticised inaction over implementing the recommendations of reports into the death of (...)

Bryan Stevenson founded the Equal Justice Initiative after recognising the need for an legal representation for death row prisoners in Alabama

To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of racial injustice in America’s deep south in the 1930s, was set in a fictionalised (...)