The case, involving a couple who claim their unborn child was aborted after they were wrongly told it had a fatal foetal abnormality, is to be heard later this month.

The High Court has approved a hybrid hearing of an action by a couple who claim their unborn child was aborted after they were wrongly told it had a f(...)

 The Religious Sisters of Charity said it was not now, nor would it be involved in the management of St Vincent’s hospital, the new maternity hospital or the new independent charity set up to take over the ownership the facility. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Sisters of Charity, the religious order which previously ran St Vincent’s hospital, Dublin, has urged Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly to spee(...)

Irish-Sierra Leonean artist and performer known as Loah  (Sallay Garnett) travelled across the world to trace her grandfather after making a DNA connection. File photograph: The Irish Times

Back when we had more spontaneous conversations, maybe at a party or on a train, people told me about secrets within their families. Whenever I said I(...)

Taoiseach Micheal Martin at EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet, Pool via AP

The scrambling of a Belarusian Mig-29 fighter jet to escort a Ryanair aircraft to Minsk put the regime of “Europe’s last dictator”, Alexander Lukashen(...)

The plan to relocate the maternity hospital to the campus of St Vincent’s University Hospital in south Dublin has been beset by delays for several years

The long-planned development of a new national maternity hospital in south Dublin has hit a fresh hurdle as a row has broken out between senior Minist(...)

Yvonne Twohig, who runs a post office in Co Cork

There are few more challenging times in a person’s life than the birth of a baby. These challenges increase when giving birth during a pandemic with i(...)

Ischgl is a swish and popular ski resort in southern Austria – and a perfect petri dish for the spread of the new coronavirus. Photograph: Getty Images

February 29th, 2020 The first confirmed case of coronavirus in Ireland. The National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) confirms it is a “male in t(...)

Prof Éamon de Valera in 1958

Evidence that a gynaecologist at the National Maternity Hospital on Holles Street, Dublin, faked documents to facilitate four illegal adoptions over 6(...)

Dr Rhona Mahony said HaloCare’s vision ‘aligns greatly’ with needs of older people. Photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

Dr Rhona Mahony, the former master of the National Maternity Hospital (NMH), has been appointed to the board of HaloCare, a Carlow-headquartered healt(...)

Covid-19 pandemic: The online conference heard that healthcare workers ‘cannot face into a fourth wave’. File photograph: The Irish Times

Gender equality has “taken a big step back” during the Covid-19 pandemic with vulnerable women being treated “badly” during the health crisis, Irish d(...)

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