Senator Ronan Mullen said on Thursday the ‘media was full of claims from doctors that Savita’s death... was caused by the Eighth Amendment. Three reports found that it was medical mismanagement of sepsis’. Photograph: Collins

Independent Senator Ronan Mullen has been strongly criticised for comments he made today on the circumstances in which Savita Halappanavar died. Mr (...)

Senator Catherine Noone, Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, speaks during session this afternoon. Photograph: Oireachtas TV

The Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment has tonight voted not to retain Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution (another term for the amendment) i(...)

Peter Boylan said the constitutional ban on abortion is ‘unworkable’ because of online access to abortion pills. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Legal advice given to the Oireachtas committee examining the Eighth Amendment has described the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly as “slightly(...)

The constitutional ban on abortion is “unworkable” because of online access to abortion pills, Peter Boylan, the former master of Holles St and chairman of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Ireland, will tell the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The constitutional ban on abortion is “unworkable” because of online access to abortion pills, Peter Boylan, the former master of Holles St and chairm(...)

Peter Boylan, former master of the National Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The announcement by the Sisters of Charity that they are to withdraw from ownership of the St Vincent’s Hospital Group (SVHG) is to be welcomed. There(...)

Peter Boylan: “It was untenable for me to remain on the board, when it is blind to the consequences of transferring 100 per cent ownership of the hospital to the Sisters of Charity, and deaf to the voices of the people.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

He hasn’t slept for a week but, sitting at home on Thursday in his open-plan kitchen, Dr Peter Boylan projects the same aura of calm and assurance tha(...)

Plans for the new National Maternity Hospital in Dublin.

A new national maternity hospital is badly needed to serve the interests of the women and infants of Ireland. There is no argument about this. Despit(...)

Dr Peter Boylan said the lack of provision for mental health services for new mothers was “not acceptable in 2017”. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

There are just three part-time perinatal psychiatrists in Ireland, all based in Dublin, and there is no mother-and-baby unit for severely depressed mo(...)

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

Prof Robert Harrison: oversaw  births of about 4,000 babies using fertility technology. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The death has occurred of Prof Robert Harrison, who pioneered IVF-assisted birth technology in Ireland. Prof Harrison, who was 76, died in Dublin on (...)

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