The couple claims they were told there was no need for them to wait for a second test result before proceeding with a termination.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

A couple who terminated a pregnancy after misleading test results suggested a fatal foetal abnormality are to make a formal complaint to the Data Prot(...)

About 15 per cent of samples will test positive for HPV and these will be prioritised for examination under the microscope. Photograph: iStock

The main Irish laboratory used by CervicalCheck is to stop accepting new smears from GPs as part of arrangements to clear the 80,000 backlog in the pr(...)

The reservation placed on crime data could ‘theoretically’ be in place for a long time, Pádraig Dalton, CSO director general told the Public Accounts Committee on Thursday.

The health warning around An Garda Síochána’s crime statistics is unlikely to be lifted before 2022, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) has told an O(...)

‘What is happening is wrong. I believe we have a collective moral obligation to put it right now,’ says Prof Chris Fitzpatrick. Above, the site of the national children’s hospital. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Construction of the national children’s hospital on the current site should proceed only if a maternity hospital can be accommodated beside it, the Dá(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris:  set to face intense questioning over  hospital cost at the Oireachtas health committee on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Government is to press ahead with the construction of the new national children’s hospital despite the finding of a report into the €450 million c(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Stephen  Donnelly told the Oireachtas health committee the information from Dr Grainne Flannelly suggested Minister for Health Simon Harris had misled the Dáil for a second time. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Health Simon Harris has been accused of misleading the Dáil over his claim he received no contrary advice before offering free out-of-cyc(...)

Karen McEvoy (24), from Tallaght, who died in Naas General Hospital of suspected sepsis on Christmas day 2018, one week after giving birth in the Coombe hospital.

Three separate investigations are now under way into the death of Karen McEvoy (24), a mother of three suspected of dying of sepsis a week after givin(...)

Karen McEvoy and partner Barry Kelly.

A young mother who died on Christmas Day, a week after giving birth, had sepsis, preliminary postmortem results indicate. Karen McEvoy (24), original(...)

Karen McEvoy, who died a week after giving birth in the Coombe hospital,  and  Barry Kelly. Neither Mr Kelly nor his solicitor, Niamh O’Brien, has been provided with an interim postmortem result, a death certificate or any of Ms McEvoy’s medical notes.

Partners and families left grieving after the death of a woman during or soon after childbirth must be given information about what happened as soon a(...)

Karen McEvoy (24), from Tallaght, who died in Naas General Hospital of suspected sepsis on Christmas day 2018, one week after giving birth in the Coombe hospital.

A Co Kildare man is calling for an “independent investigation” into the death of his partner on Christmas Day, one week after she gave birth at Dublin(...)

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