A view of the construction site of The National Children’s Hospital. Photograph: Tom Honan

The National Paediatric Hospital Development Board was established by former minister for health Mary Harney in 2007 to oversee the building of nation(...)

  Sharon Dowling and Brian Crowe said that instead of calling loved ones telling them “our much anticipated and longed for first born had arrived, we had to impart the devastating news that our baby was dead”. Photograph: Collins Courts

The HSE has unreservedly apologised over failings in care at the time of the birth at a Kilkenny hospital of a brain-damaged baby girl, who died two w(...)

Some patients said there was a lack of privacy when consultants were discussing medical histories. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than 13,000 patients were surveyed for Hiqa’s National Patience Experience Survey last May and the reports on 39 hospitals include many of their (...)

Some of the family of the late Bridget Tallis outside the Four Courts on Thursday. Ms Tallis  died of a heart attack at St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny in 2015. Photograph: Collins Courts

St Luke’s General Hospital, Kilkenny has apologised at the High Court to the family of a 68-year-old woman who died of a heart attack two days after s(...)

Current uptake of the HPV vaccine is about 62 per cent nationally in the schools programme. Photograph:  Joe Raedle/ Getty Images

Almost two-thirds of people do not realise that males and females are at equal risk of HPV (human papillomavirus) infection, according to new research(...)

A patient undergoing intensity modulated radio therapy (IMRT) at St Luke’s Hospital.

Some employees at St Luke’s Radiation Oncology Network claimed excessive mileage for journeys they undertook while some staff claimed for travel expen(...)

Dr Elizabeth Newnham: “I think the way that medicine as a system has treated women’s bodies and knowledge of women’s bodies has been appalling.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Even before the first pang of labour, some pregnant women are adamant about seeking an epidural for pain relief, while others are dead set on avoiding(...)

Daniel O’Reilly during the Allianz Football League Division 4 Final, Croke Park, Dublin, March 31st. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

Two men arrested in connection with an assault which has left a Laois Gaelic footballer with serious head injuries are expected to appear in court on (...)

Charles Henry, son of Bridget Henry, of Ardminane, Killavil, Ballymote, Co Sligo, pictured leaving the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins Courts

A 94-year-old woman who was given seven times more than the prescribed dose of radiation at St Luke’s Hospital, Dublin has settled her High Court acti(...)

Livia Ukova-Marini was born at 12.04pm on May 18th, 2014 at St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny, but died six hours later. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Conor Kane The mother of a baby who died just six hours after being born had a condition which affects just one in every 6,000 pregnancies and can le(...)

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