Malak Thawley: the investigation will centre on whether there are measures in place to ensure the safe conduct of obstetric or gynaecological surgery outside of core working hours at the National Maternity Hospital

The terms of reference for the planned investigation that arose following the death of Malak Thawley at Dublin’s National Maternity Hospital, Holles S(...)

Project Ireland 2040: a new Metro link is due to run between Swords and Sandyford, in Dublin

Project Ireland 2040 aims to provide balanced regional development, in order to reduce Dublin’s growing economic domination, and to improve the State’(...)

Prof Fionnuala Breathnach, who works in the Rotunda Hospital, with her children (from left) Oscar, Dara, Éabha and Matthew. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

When obstetricians and midwives give birth themselves it isn’t always what they expect, despite their professional training. Prof Fionnuala Breathnac(...)

Alan Thawley, husband of  Malak Thawley, who died in  May 2016 at the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Collins Courts.

The husband of a woman who died at the National Maternity Hospital during surgery for an ectopic pregnancy is “deeply shocked and hurt” after the hosp(...)

Disability Voices for Life will join the Save the 8th Campaign at a press conference in Dublin on Tuesday morning. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A ‘Save the 8th’ billboard campaign, featuring Joseph Cronin, a boy with Down syndrome, will begin nationwide on Tuesday in opposition to repeal of th(...)

The National Maternity Hospital claims a new inquiry arising over the death of a woman during surgery for an ectopic pregnancy will have a ‘chilling effect’ on the operation of maternity services.

The National Maternity Hospital claims a new inquiry arising over the death of a woman during surgery for an ectopic pregnancy will have a “chilling e(...)

Feel useless as a mother as a wife as a woman. See no hope for the future. Trying desperately to see hope for the future but becoming more and more di(...)

Dr Peter Boylan: “We need this debate to be informed by accurate, evidence-based and factual information.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The debate on the future of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution is one that has dominated news agendas for decades. As the referendum on article(...)

Social Democrats co-leader Róisín Shortall: “serious concerns” that a “fudge” would be reached. Photograph: Eric Luke

A framework agreement over the ownership of the new €300 million National Maternity Hospital (NMH) has been reached between the Department of Health a(...)

Professor Fergal Malone said his experience as a doctor showed it was “not a given” that parents will opt for a termination if their unborn child is to be born with a chromosomal abnormality such as Down syndrome. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

It is a “fallacy and a myth” to suggest that a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome leads automatically to abortion, the master of the Rotunda Hospital(...)

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