Ludmila Urkova and Aldo Marini   with a picture of  their baby Livia Angel Urkova-Marini at the inquest into the infant’s death in Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

A verdict of medical misadventure has been returned at an inquest into the death of a baby girl who died within hours of an attempt being made to deli(...)

 Linda McCormack and Karen Ivory pictured leaving the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins Courts

A hospital has apologised at the High Court to the family of a 75-year-old man who died a month after falling out of his hospital bed. St Luke’s Gene(...)

Archbishop Eamon Martin will be joined by  Carol Nolan TD and Trevor Hayes, consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology at St Luke’s Hospital Kilkenny, at the anti-abortion rally. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Catholic Primate Archbishop Eamon Martin is to join thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators at the annual Rally for Life in Dublin. Among those taki(...)

St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny. Once the issue became known, the hospital stopped the tests, seized the equipment and informed the patients.

Women who underwent gynaecological “exploratory work” without their consent at St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny, are being contacted by the hospital grou(...)

 St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny. Inspectors from the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) have made urgent recommendations for change, after its inspectors visited the unit.

The patient consent issue that has arisen at St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny is one of a number of problems affecting its maternity unit. The deaths of (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris ‘was gung-ho on getting in Repeal the Eighth - I think for cynical reasons - without preparing the system for the workload that was thrown upon it,’ says Kilkenny consultants Prof Ray O’Sullivan.  Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

An additional obstetrician is to be appointed to St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny as part of the rollout of abortion services to its maternity unit. Th(...)

A speculum is a tool used by doctors to investigate bodily orifices and is used by gynaecologists to open the vagina for examination. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA

Consent is a central principle of healthcare and medical research globally. Patients have to be in a position to give informed consent to any treatmen(...)

Obstetrician and gynaecologist Prof Ray O’Sullivan says he did not feel he needed to obtain consent before carrying out tests on five women patients last year. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

A report into the failure of a senior hospital consultant at St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny, to obtain consent before carrying out gynaecological “explo(...)

A patient at the Central Mental Hospital in Dublin was locked in seclusion for more than 71 days in 2018, according to the Mental Health Commission’s annual report. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A patient at the Central Mental Hospital in Dublin was locked away in seclusion for more than 71 days last year, according to the Mental Health Commis(...)

Imam Ibrahim Ndure with his daughter, Amie. ‘I feel like people don’t know enough, and that’s why they’re rejecting us. If they knew more, there wouldn’t be a problem,’ says Amie

Friday prayers have just ended in the Kilkenny Islamic Centre, a detached two-storey house in Talbot’s Inch, on the outskirts of the city. The four-(...)

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