Ludmila Urkova and Aldo Marini   with a picture of  their baby Livia Angel Urkova-Marini at the inquest into the infant’s death in Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

A verdict of medical misadventure has been returned at an inquest into the death of a baby girl who died within hours of an attempt being made to deli(...)

Katie Hannon: versatile and personal

After the use of anti-abortion shock tactics failed to stop the repeal of the Eighth Amendment last year, some erstwhile No campaigners have belatedly(...)

A baby suffered a skull fracture and head injuries likely to have been caused by instruments used during his delivery, an inquest has heard. A forcep(...)

Archbishop Eamon Martin will be joined by  Carol Nolan TD and Trevor Hayes, consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology at St Luke’s Hospital Kilkenny, at the anti-abortion rally. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Catholic Primate Archbishop Eamon Martin is to join thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators at the annual Rally for Life in Dublin. Among those taki(...)

Isabel Hayes with Theo: after weeks and months, soon he is on a par with all his little pals in baby group

On the June bank holiday weekend in 2018, I peered out the window of a stuffy ward in the National Maternity Hospital and listened to the sounds of th(...)

Minister for Health  Simon Harris said he hoped the dispute would be referred to the Labour Court today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has said a strike by 10,000 health service support staff on Wednesday will have a significant impact on services in(...)

 St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny. Inspectors from the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) have made urgent recommendations for change, after its inspectors visited the unit.

The patient consent issue that has arisen at St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny is one of a number of problems affecting its maternity unit. The deaths of (...)

The National Maternity Hospital (NMH) in Holles Street is undertaking a lookback of unborn babies found to have a fatal foetal abnormality over the past 20 years to see if they were correctly diagnosed. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A woman whose pregnancy was terminated on the basis of a misleading test result at the National Maternity Hospital has repeated a call for an independ(...)

The National Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A planned review of the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) case in which a pregnancy was terminated on the basis of a misleading test result is facing (...)

Leo Varadkar: “These are personal, private and confidential matters and it is not appropriate for us to discuss them in this Chamber.”

It is inappropriate for the Dáil to discuss the case of a National Maternity Hospital patient whose pregnancy was terminated following a test result s(...)

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