James Menton, chairman of St Vincent’s Healthcare Group, Minister for Health Simon Harris and Dr Rhona Mahony at the site of the new National Maternity Hospital in March 2017. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

St Vincent’s Healthcare Group has insisted the Sisters of Charity will have no role in the management of the new National Maternity Hospital when it m(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: “I will be using this opportunity to ask the stakeholders to put their shoulder to the wheel.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Women in crisis pregnancies will expect their doctors to provide abortion services when it becomes legal, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said. (...)

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The co-leader of the Social Democrats Róisín Shortall has claimed that the nuns “haven’t gone away” from the new maternity hospital. Speaking at a ra(...)

Dr Rhona Mahony said it was unfortunate that a lot of people thought nuns were going to be running the new facility. File photograph: Eric Luke

The outgoing master of the National Maternity Hospital has said there will be no religious involvement at all in the proposed new maternity hospital o(...)

James Menton, chairman of St Vincent’s University Hospital,  Minister for Health Simon Harris and Master of the National Maternity Hospital  Dr Rhona Mahony: new EU building rules could force the project to be redesigned, escalating the cost and threatening its future. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

This weekend, over five years after the project was unveiled to great political fanfare, not a brick has been laid in the development of Ireland’s lon(...)

St Vincent’s University Hospital in south Dublin, site of the proposed new National Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

After a stand-off in recent weeks which threatened the future of the proposed new national maternity hospital, the Government believes it can reach ag(...)

Two drugs, Mifepristone and Misoprostol, are used in a medical abortion. File photograph: Getty Images

With just three weeks to go before the planned introduction of abortion in Ireland, there remains widespread scepticism among health professionals tha(...)

Detective Inspector Martin Beggy told Dublin coroners court there were a number of allegations made but no evidence to support these. A file was submitted to the Director of Public Prosecution and no charges were brought.

Gardaí investigated the death of a premature baby after a pack of abortion pills was handed to paramedics at a flat in Dundalk, Co Louth, an inquest h(...)

The National Maternity Hospital, on Holles Street, Dublin 2. On Sunday, Mr Harris insisted he was not “meddling” in the €300 million move to Dublin 4. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The proposed move of the National Maternity Hospital to a new building at St Vincent’s University Hospital remains stalemated over a demand from the M(...)

A total of 140 infants underwent brain and body-cooling treatment in four Irish hospitals in 2016 and 2017 after experiencing reduced oxygen or blood supply at birth. Photograph: iStock

Almost 90 per cent of newborns who received a pioneering therapy aimed at preventing brain damage due to oxygen starvation during birth survived, acco(...)

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