Fine Gael  pressing for a Yes vote in the upcoming referendum on the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Eighth Amendment should be repealed as it is causing uncertainty and difficulty for doctors and delaying the treatment of seriously ill women, a g(...)

Susan and Tim Corcoran, from Donoughmore, Co Cork,  spoke of their personal experience of the Eighth Amendment at the launch of  Fine Gael’s campaign in Cor for a  Yes vote. Photograph: Brian Lougheed.

A couple who had to travel to the UK for an abortion after their baby was diagnosed with a fatal foetal abnormality have urged voters to repeal the Ei(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: committed to upgrading  services at Cork University Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Gynaecologists at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH) have welcomed a commitment by Minister for Health Simon Harris to spend up to €14 million(...)

Dr Mary Favier, a GP from Cork: “There are people dying on the gynae waiting list because of the delay.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Women with serious gynaecological problems are dying as a result of having to wait up to two years for an appointment at one of the country’s busiest (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said he would be seeking funding to cut the waiting list numbers at  Cork University Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Health Simon Harris has promised to fund a reduction in waiting lists at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH) where more than 4,200 (...)

Dylan O’Sullivan  with his  father Alan in Carrigtwohill, Co Cork: Dylan was born with tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart defect. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

The limitations of specified illness cover may not have been the first thing that struck Cork couple Alan and Marie O’Sullivan when their son Dylan w(...)

Jennifer Bourke from Artane in Dublin pictured with her new baby boy, Kian who was born at 4 seconds past midnight in the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The first baby to be born in Ireland in 2015 arrived at four seconds past midnight on New Year’s Day in the Rotunda Hospital in north Dublin. Kian Ant(...)

Baby Bridget, daughter of Patrick Mullane and Lisa Cooke from Cork,  at Cork University Maternity Hospital where she was born on June 27th following pre-implantation genetic diagnosis at the Cork Fertility Centre

BARRY ROCHESouthern Correspondent, Cork A couple, who have had the first baby born in the Republic of Ireland following a technique to screen embryos (...)

Baby Bridget weighed in at a healthy 7lbs 9oz (3.4kg) at Cork University Maternity Hospital on June 27th when she was born to a  couple  at risk of having a baby with Cystic Fibrosis. Photograph: Google Street View

The birth of the first baby in the Republic following a technique to screen embryos for genetic conditions such as cystic fibrosis prior to implantati(...)