The HSE says some 45,000 second-dose vaccines were administered to frontline healthcare workers last week. Photograph:  Kiran Ridley/Getty Images

Family members of the master of the Coombe hospital in Dublin and other staff who controversially received first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, have b(...)

The Coombe maternity hospital in Dublin: 16 relatives of staff at the hospital  received leftover doses of vaccines  which the hospitals have said would have otherwise gone to waste.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The board of the Coombe hospital in Dublin has ordered an independent review into how family members of employees received Covid-19 vaccines. In a st(...)

Rotunda Hospital: Just last month the HSE reversed its prohibition on partners of pregnant women attending maternity hospitals for 20-week scans and surgical interventions. File photograph: iStock

Partners of pregnant women will no longer be able to attend routine 20-week anatomy scans from Tuesday, January 5th, at one of Dublin’s main maternit(...)

Partners of pregnant women in the NMH and the Coombe are not permitted to attend the 20 week anomaly scan. Photograph: iStock

Visitor restrictions for important pregnancy scans remain in place at the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) and the Coombe Women and Infants Universit(...)

Capacity issues in Ireland’s neonatal services are compounded by severe consultant shortages, the IHCA claims. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Consultants have warned vulnerable newborn babies could become the casualties of pressures on hospital as backlogs caused by Covid-19 persist. Four n(...)

 The payment to the family was formally approved at the High Court  by Mr Justice Robert Eager

The High Court has approved a payment of €35,000 by a Dublin maternity hospital to the family of an infant boy who died a few hours after he was deliv(...)

The Coombe: The unemployed and homemakers are less likely to plan pregnancy and take folic acid,  researchers from UCD and the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital find. Photograph: Alan Betson

Women in paid employment have better outcomes in pregnancy and improved lifestyle behaviours during it compared to homemakers, major new Irish researc(...)

Nora Vallejo, a midwife, standing outside the red zone, in which women with Covid-19 are cared for.

Nora Vallejo has been a midwife for almost 27 years, but she said working during the coronavirus pandemic can sometimes feel like going “against all o(...)

Martin Higgins (32) from Galway for integrated medicine and Deirdre Gill (40) from Roscommon attending the nursing jobs fair in London. Photograph: Ellen O’Riordan

The number of UK-based Irish nurses looking to return to Ireland to work within the HSE has seen a “sharp rise” according to organisers of a Nursing &(...)

The Coombe hospital has issued a statement saying its board had no role whatsoever in certifying a termination of pregnancy. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The pregnant woman who the Dáil heard was denied an abortion despite two consultants’ approval has said she will travel to England next week for a ter(...)

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