Kieran Downey  (right) helps carry the coffin   bearing the remains of his wife Marie Downey and   son Darragh as it  leaves St Michael’s Church, Ballyagran on Saturday afternoon.

The heartbroken family of Marie Downey (36) and her infant son Darragh, who both died at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH) last week, have “tw(...)

Marie Downey, who died with  her baby son Darragh  in tragic circumstances at Cork University Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Facebook

Prayers have been offered at Masses in Kildorrery, Co Cork for Marie Downey and her baby son Darragh who died in tragic circumstances at Cork Universi(...)

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(...)

The Health Innovation Hub Ireland team at work.

There is a widespread public perception that the Irish health service doesn’t serve people well. Consider the queues in Accident and Emergency depart(...)

Gynaecologist Noirin Russell  who specialises in foetal medicine attached to Cork University Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The Eighth Amendment creates inequalities in care for pregnant women dealing with fatal foetal abnormalities depending on how they choose to respond t(...)

Mother-of-one Michelle Harte might still be alive were it not for the Eighth Amendment having prevented her from obtaining a termination here when she was taking a new cancer therapy and was in remission, Prof Louise Kenny said. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

A gynaecologist has said a mother she had treated might still be alive if she had been able to obtain an abortion in Ireland. Mother-of-one Michelle (...)

Holly and Katie Corrigan were due to be delivered in June 2008 but were born premature, 12 weeks earlier than expected

A girl with cerebral palsy who sued the HSE over the circumstances of her birth has secured an interium payment of €1.7million under a settlement of h(...)

The implementation of the National Maternity Strategy may still be overdue, but initiatives to improve birth experiences for women are already under w(...)

A new report   published by the  HSE  earlier this year  was developed “to improve and standardise bereavement care provided to families in the aftermath of a maternal death”. Photograph: Getty

While all untimely deaths are tragic, the death of a new mother in pregnancy or the post-natal period carries a particular poignancy. The tragedy is f(...)

Stephen Brennan, of Centuri Analytics, who developed the new A&E system, with Geraldine McMahon, senior emergency department consultant, beside the new screens that give patient information. Photograph: Alan Betson

“The patient in Cubicle A is fasting.” “Remember to phone the ward back.” “The patient on the third trolley in the back corridor needs to be taken d(...)

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