Last month, the Nphet reported four cases of placentitis resulting in stillbirth. Photograph: iStock

Six recent stillbirths in Ireland have been linked to coronavirus-related infection of the placenta, according to latest figures. A total of seven ca(...)

Members of the Together for Yes campaign in Athlone on Sunday. Photograph: Liam Kidney

The Together for Yes group has embarked on a 12-day tour of 22 locations across the State in an effort to convince more voters to back repeal of the E(...)

Nathan Berning and Emily Faulkner who are campaigning for a No vote in the referendum. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A group of self-styled “pro-life activist journalists” have travelled from the US to lend their support to the anti-repeal side in the referendum on t(...)

 Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists chair Dr Peter Boylan said the 50-60 members present discussed what they would do in the event of the amendment’s repeal. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Obstetricians and gynaecologists have agreed to establish principles of safe practice that will “underpin safe care for women” in the event of the rep(...)

The Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) said it would ‘give appropriate consideration to the Government’s proposals for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution’.  File photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire

The organisation representing over 85 per cent of GPs in the State has said that if the Eighth Amendment is repealed it will draw up clinical guidelin(...)

Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists chair Dr Peter Boylan. The institute said it looked forward to continuing to assist “in informing legislation to enhance women’s health and safety”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has said it supports the recommendations of the Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment to the Const(...)

 Prof Robert Harrison, chairman of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists: “We feel that this issue has not been properly debated and that the public have not been consulted on the matter.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A group representing obstetricians has said the Government’s proposed ban on anonymous sperm and egg donations would cause legal uncertainty for medi(...)

Savita Halappanavar (31),  who was 17 weeks pregnant, died of sepsis in University Hospital Galway in October 2012 following a miscarriage. A subsequent Hiqa report  said staff failed to recognise and act upon signs of her clinical deterioration in a timely and appropriate manner.

Advice to hospitals on the management of pregnant women with suspected sepsis has been updated in the light of the lessons learned from the death of(...)