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The judges of the Supreme Court: top row, from left, Susan Denham, the chief justice, Frank Clarke, Liam McKechnie and Donal O’Donnell. Bottom row, from left, Nial Fennelly, Adrian Hardiman, John Mac Menamin and John Murray. Illustrations: Eoin Coveney
One court. Eight voices

Susan DenhamChief Justice Susan Denham became the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court when she was appointed in 1992, just a year after she was ma(...)

Lydia Acton (left), widow of Peter Acton, Mr Acton’s son-in-law John Burke, and Lisa Acton, Mr Acton’s daughter, after their High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

The death of Savita Halappanavar in an Irish hospital last October made global headlines and shone a critical light on standards of treatment in Irish(...)

Praveen Halappanavar: expects to meet the Minister for Health James Reilly next week

Praveen Halappanavar is to issue medical negligence proceedings in the High Court against Galway University Hospital over the death of his wife, Sa(...)

Savita Halappanavar: died at   Galway University Hospiital last  October. Photograph: The Irish Times

University Hospital Galway has been asked to provide the nursing regulator with duty rosters for staff for the period of Savita Halappanavar’s treatme(...)

Profess Martin Corbally arriving at the Four Courts today for a High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

A finding of poor professional performance against a paediatrician over an incorrect “tongue-tie” procedure on a young child in his care was unproven,(...)

 Sir Sabaratnam Arulkatumaran , chairperson, at the publication of the Health Service Executive (HSE) clinical review report into the death of Savita Halappanavar on Thursday. Photograph: Eric Luke

The HSE Inquiry on Savita Halappanavar’s death chaired by Prof Sir Arulkumaran highlights a disastrous cascade of failures at Galway University Hospit(...)

Staffing levels were ‘normal’ and ‘adequate’ on the wards at Galway University Hospital caring for Savita Halappanavar in the days before her death, the HSE’s national director for quality and patient safety has said.

Medical practitioners will receive special training in the recognition and management of sepsis in order to prevent serious infections similar to that(...)

More women could die in Irish hospitals in a manner similar to Savita Halappanavar unless legal clarity is provided for doctors on when they can intervene to terminate a pregnancy, the HSE report into her death has warned.

More women could die in Irish hospitals in a manner similar to Savita Halappanavar unless legal clarity is provided for doctors on when they can in(...)

Praveen Halappanavar:   “surprised” report  appeared to have been published in such a rush. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Praveen Halappanvar is seeking an urgent meeting with Minister for Health James Reilly following the publication of a HSE inquiry into his wife’s deat(...)

The chancellor of the National University of Ireland (NUI) has spoken of “the centrality of human rights in the work of medical graduates” during a(...)

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