Pregnancy is a normal physiological process and it is okay to be active throughout. Photograph: Thinkstock

If getting up from the sofa to go for a walk around the block involves a battle of willpower at the best of times, pregnancy may seem the perfect excu(...)

Fitness instructor Steph Sinnott: ‘Squats with a weight is fine as long as it’s not too heavy.’

There are misconceptions that cause women to worry that exercise will somehow endanger their pregnancies, says Prof Fergal Malone, chairman of the Roy(...)

The Rotunda’s chief librarian Anne O’Byrne prepares for the exhibition. “All of human life was here,” she says. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Easter Monday, 1916. As the bullets ricocheted between the pillars of the GPO on O’Connell Street, you could hear the screaming. No one had been shot(...)

Alison Reede and Neill Carroll pictured with their twin daughters Meghan (left) and Gemma aged 2. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

It is a dull Sunday morning in January and, in a hotel conference room in Dublin, men and women are filling their coffee cups and leaving their coats(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and Dr Michael Jackson, Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin,  are concerned about access to churches on Easter Sunday. Photograph: The Irish Times

Church of Ireland clergy, including Archbishop Michael Jackson, are to meet in Dublin on Friday to discuss ways to address difficulties in accessing (...)

Secondary school students witness a live Caesarean section as part of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland’s transition year programme. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

‘If you think this is getting a bit bloody or gruesome, or you’re feeling faint, I suggest you step outside,” the gynaecologist warns. There is a s(...)

Jenny and Gavin Drake were flying home from an extended business trip in Scotland last October with their son Aidan when Ms Drake went into labour just over halfway through her expected term of pregnancy. She gave birth to Zoe Ireland who weighed just 1 lb 13 oz.

Four-month premature baby Zoe Ireland and her parents arrived home in Tennessee on Saturday after an anonymous individual donated €30,000 for a medica(...)

Writer, Joe Griffin and his (six day old) daughter Alice, at home in Cabra, Dublin.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

My daughter, Alice, was born on November 22nd in the Rotunda Hospital, weighing a hefty 3.76kg (8lb 4.5 oz) and changing my life forever. A baby is a(...)

 Prof Fergal Malone: was the unanimous choice of the interview panel for the position from five shortlisted candidates, the Rotunda hospital board was told in April. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The board of the Rotunda Hospital was briefed on the circumstances in which the incoming master was named in the Revenue Commissioners’ list of tax de(...)

Francis Flynn and Fiona Watters, parents of Jamie Flynn, pictured leaving the Four Courts after a High Court action for damages. Photograph: Collins Courts

The parents of an infant who died two days after being delivered at Cavan General Hospital have secured €70,000 in settlement of their High Cou(...)