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(...)

Cavan General Hospital, where Dr Salah Abdel-Aziz Ahmed is a consultant obstetrician. Photograph: Colm Connaughton.

A doctor at the centre of an investigation into the death of a baby boy following birth at Cavan General Hospital in November 2012 has been “completel(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan said she believed the constitutional ban on abortion should be revisited by a future government. Photograph: The Irish Times

The head of the Health Service Executive has requested an investigation to establish the facts surrounding the case of a woman who was refused an abor(...)

The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act, enacted following the death of Savita Halappanavar, was meant to bring to an end the agonising about Ire(...)

HSE director general Tony O’Brien requested a report ‘that establishes all of the facts surrounding the care given to a woman who had her pregnancy ended pursuant to the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013.’  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Health Service Executive (HSE) is undertaking an internal review to report on the care given to a woman at the centre of the abortion controversy.(...)

A block of 27 rented apartments and three ground floor commercial units at the corner of Upper Dominick Street and Mountjoy Street in Dublin 1 goes(...)