Coombe hospital: the bishops have no say in any maternity hospital in the State. None are run by the church. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Agitation over the Catholic bishops Code of Ethical Standards for Healthcare in recent weeks was greatly exaggerated. Relevant healthcare facilities (...)

 Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health,  insisted the purpose of a further investigation into the National Maternity Hospital was to find answers to questions which had not been answered. Photograph: Collins Courts

The State’s chief medical officer has denied a plan to co-locate the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) with St Vincent’s in Dublin has been put on hol(...)

Dr Tony Holohan told the High Court that in his 10 years as chief medical officer he had never experienced the kind of engagement they had with the National Maternity Hospital over a patient safety investigation.

The State’s chief medical officer has told the High Court the Minister for Health is concerned that questions remain unanswered about decision-making (...)

The late Malak Thawley with her husband Alan Thawley

Public confidence in the country’s maternity services could be undermined under a statutory inquiry into the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) ordered(...)

Shane and Marie Fitzsimons with midwife Kim Ryan and the neonatal camera the couple donated to Holles Street maternity hospital in memory of their son Aidan.

Could anyone doubt the health benefits of a camera that links newborn children in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with their mothers? Kim Ryan,(...)

Alan Thawley:  his wife  Malak Thawley,  died on  May 8th,  2016 at the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin. Photograph:  Collins Courts

A man whose pregnant wife died during surgery has lost his bid to be joined as a notice party to proceedings by the National Maternity Hospital aimed (...)

Krysia Lynch is chairwoman of the Association for Improvement in Maternity Services, a voluntary group that provides pregnant women with information, support and advocacy. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Originally from London, Krysia Lynch worked as a lecturer for 10 years in the department of environmental sciences and geography in Trinity College Du(...)

Newborn babies do not respond optimally to most vaccines due to their immature immune system. Photograph: Nicole S Young/E+/Getty

Irish scientists have discovered a distinct immune response system in newborn babies, which could lead to a reduction in the age at which vaccines can(...)

Several of Emma Mhic Mhathúna’s smear tests were misread and she later received a cancer disgnosis. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Emma Mhic Mhathúna, one of the women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy, says she had to take out a loan to pay for a family holiday while wait(...)

Emma Mhic Mhathúna with solicitor Cian O’Carroll after the settlement announcement of a High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

Emma Mhic Mhathúna, one of the women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy, has revealed that her cancer has spread to her brain. The mother of f(...)

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