Mothers chatting at the entrance to a tenement building in Dublin, circa 1945. The contraceptive pill arrived in Ireland in 1963, however contraception was not legalised here until 1980 Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The Redemptorist “How many children have you?” asked The big Redemptorist. “Six, Father.” “The last, When was it born?” “Ten months ago.” “I cannot a(...)

Malak Thawley (34) died during surgery for an ectopic pregnancy at Holles Street in 2016

The State has agreed to pay the costs of a case in which the High Court halted an inquiry into patient health and welfare at the National Maternity Ho(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris has reiterated his commitment to the development of the new €300 million National Maternity Hospital on the St Vincent’s site at Elm Park in Dublin.

Minister for Health Simon Harris has reiterated his commitment to the development of the new €300 million National Maternity Hospital on the St Vincen(...)

Emma Mhic Mhathúna, one of the women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy, has died at the age of 37. File photograph: Collins Courts

Emma Mhic Mhathúna, one of the women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy, has died at the age of 37. The mother-of-five had been diagnosed with(...)

Funding pressures could mean the  new National Children’s Hospital will be delayed

The development of new facilities for cancer patients in Galway, for those with kidney conditions in Tallaght Hospital and a new psychiatric unit in S(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: The Department  refused on a number of occasions in recent weeks to say what projects could be affected by the current capital funding pressures. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

In the plush surroundings of a five-star hotel overlooking the lakes of Killarney last April, Minister for Health Simon Harris told doctors that the €(...)

Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists chairman Dr Peter Boylan: “That sort of behaviour brings the medical profession into disrepute and it damages the trust between patents and doctors: one of the pillars on which the relationship is built.” File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Doctors who made misogynistic remarks to women or families in the CervicalCheck non-disclosure controversy should apologise, Institute of Obstetrician(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris indicated he wished to see new powers for the minister under law to supervise hospitals. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said he accepted the High Court’s decision in the case relating to Malak Thawley but would now seek additional po(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said he remains concerned about the circumstances surrounding Malak Thawley’s death. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Minister for Health Simon Harris has said he wants to change legislation to provide greater powers to establish inquiries aimed at improving patie(...)

Malak Thawley (34) was expecting her first baby at the time of her death at Holles Street on May 8th, 2016

The National Maternity Hospital (NMH) has won its challenge to the Minister for Health’s decision to set up an inquiry following the death of a woman (...)

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