Ann Marie Taylor with her son Jayden (2): During her time in Ashleigh House, Coolmine’s residential centre for women, Taylor was one of the first mothers to pilot a 10-week Parenting Under Pressure (PUP) programme. Photograph: Eric Luke

Living on the streets of Cork and pregnant with her fifth child after the older four had been taken into care, the future looked bleak for Anne Mar(...)

Sarah Costigan, Director of Development, and Joanna Perry, (left) curator of the exhibition, with a self portrait of Christy Brown. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times 1:24

Since the film My Left Foot became an Oscar-winning sensation 25 years ago, the real Christy Brown has become obscured by the fictional one played by (...)

File photograph of Prof Aidan Halligan. The noted UK-based Irish doctor has died at the age of 57. File photograph: NHS

Prof Aidan Halligan, the UK-based Irish doctor who turned down the chance to become the first head of the Health Service Executive (HSE) more than a d(...)

Even one glass of wine or small measure of spirits can influence the behaviour of the foetus in the womb

Even one glass of wine can stop the foetus moving and breathing in the womb for up to two hours, an expert has warned. Professor Peter Hepper from Que(...)

The Rotunda Hospital. Photograph: David Sleator

Officials in Minister for Health Leo Varadkar’s department are working on proposals that could see the historic Rotunda Hospital move to a new locatio(...)

The Cassidy family pictured at the Rotunda Hospital: parents Kevin and Veronica with their quintuplets Conor, Amy, Cian Rory and Dearbháil. Photograph: Cyril Byrne 1:59

Multiple pregnancies are tricky, says current Master of Dublin’s Rotunda Hospital Sam Coulter-Smith.“Generally speaking, triplets getting to 32 weeks (...)

 Róisín Ingle and Natasha Fennell at the launch of their book, The Daughterhood. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Irish Times journalist Róisín Ingle and communications consultant Natasha Fennell have launched their new book on mother-daughter relationships. The b(...)

Marlis Flood, mother of Caoimhe, of Kingswood Heights, Tallaght, Dublin, leaving the Four Courts yesterday on Thursday. Photograph: Courts Collins

A young girl who has cerebral palsy and is severely brain damaged is to receive a total €3.9m following a final settlement of her High Court action ov(...)

Leanne Gallagher and Kieran Conachy with their son, Shéa Conachy, aged 10 months, in the Ronald McDonald House in Crumlin, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The parents of 10-month-old Shéa Conachy are beaming at the news that their son is “good to go” the following morning, just eight days after having(...)

 Up to a dozen women have been treated at the first dedicated clinic for sufferers of female genital mutilation (FGM) since it opened last year, according to Dr Caitríona Henchion, medical director of the the clinic. File photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire.

Up to a dozen women have been treated at the first dedicated clinic for sufferers of female genital mutilation (FGM) since it opened last year.Most ha(...)