Coombe master Dr Sharon Sheehan  has cited issues including the absence of finalised clinical guidelines, models of care and legislation, as well as staff training and resources, for a delay implementing new legislation. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital has told the Government it will not be ready to provide abortion services from January 1st as plann(...)

Dr Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The views of a prominent member of the Muslim community in Ireland on female genital mutilation are “medically incorrect and highly dangerous”, a lead(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris, with Ciarán Breen, director of the  State Claims Agency at the Quality, Patient Safety and Clinical Risk conference at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The cost of meeting medical negligence claims next year is likely to reach €300m, the highest figure yet, the head of the State Claims Agency has said(...)