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 (...)

Prof Fergal Malone, chairman of the RCSI department of obstetrics and gynaecology at the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin.

Advances in pregnancy screening mean a woman can now find out as early as nine or 10 weeks into her pregnancy, with more than 99 per cent certainty, w(...)

Facebook offers up to $20,000 for egg freezing for female employees. The company also offers “a host of other fertility services for male and female employees”

“It’s an interesting ‘benefit in kind’,” says Sam Coulter-Smith, master of the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin. Apple and Facebook are well known fo(...)

The Department of Health’s chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan is “very concerned” about the patient safety implications of the trend for women to travel to the UK for terminations after receiving a diagnosis of fatal foetal abnormality, and then returning to Ireland to deliver  stillborn babies. Photograph: Getty Images

A growing trend for women who travel to the UK for terminations after receiving a diagnosis of fatal foetal abnormality, and then returning to Ireland(...)

Test of time: the ravaged interior of the Iveagh Markets on Dublin’s Francis Street. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Iveagh Markets are one of the most striking historic landmarks in the Liberties area of Dublin. The markets were commissioned by Edward Cecil Guin(...)

In its recent briefing material for Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, the Department of Health said it was in consultation with the HSE reagarding the need for a further evaluation of the market place to establish its capacity to recruit and retain candidates of the calibre required in the context of a 5-year contract term.

A number of senior HSE managers are to be re-deployed on a two-year contract basis to fill key vacant chief executive positions in its new hospital gr(...)