I’ll set the scene. There will be a man and a woman and they are having sex. Up against a wall, in a bed, in a car, anywhere. Vertically, horizontally(...)

 Vicky and Jim Phelan from Annacotty, Co Limerick, pictured leaving the Four Courts last week after the announcement of a settlement of their High Court action for damages. Photograph: Collins

For the Government, the timing couldn’t be worse. In the middle of a tense referendum campaign on abortion, it has had to open an official inquiry in(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: estimates between 2,000 and 3,000  women did not have their cases examined as part of the clinical audit.  Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

So, what is happening? A couple of things were announced yesterday. The first is that women adversely affected by this controversy will be entitled t(...)

Prof Lesley Regan, president of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, said  ‘women in the Republic of Ireland should be able to access abortion care services within their own country. Photograph: Getty

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, which trains and accredits most Irish obstetricians, has expressed its support for the repeal o(...)

If Ireland complete the Six Nations Grand Slam this year Rory Best will have the third best success rate as captain. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

If Ireland go on to complete the job this season, an umbilical link between the most successful captains in the history of Irish rugby and the Six Nat(...)

Dr Maeve Eogan, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Rotunda Hospital. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A vaccine for Group B Streptococcus (GBS), the most common cause of severe infection in babies under three months of age, may be available within the (...)

I didn’t know what “no nasal bone” meant in practice, but I knew it was nothing good. Photograph: Getty Images

“I’m sorry, but I’m just having a bit of trouble locating a nasal bone.” Time slowed down when she said those words. Our bright and easy conversation(...)

Prof Robert Harrison, founder of the Human Assisted Reproduction Ireland, (Hari) unit at Rotunda Hospital, Dublin. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill
Obituary: Robert Harrison
  • People
  • February 11, 2017, 06:07

Prof Robbie Harrison, who has died aged 76 from pancreatic cancer, was a pioneer in the field of assisted reproduction in the Republic. A gifted teach(...)

Within families, children born by caesarean were 64 per cent more likely to be obese than their siblings born by vaginal delivery.

Babies born by caesarean section are more likely to be obese as adults, according to a study that suggests the way we are born could have a lasting im(...)

Women who are travelling to the US at a later stage in pregnancy should check their travel insurance policy as they may not be covered for medical treatment if they go into pre-term labour while in the States. Photograph: iStockphoto

So you’ve decided to take the bump on a babymoon but are unsure as to the risks of travelling while expecting. Making any trip as safe and comfortabl(...)

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