Ellen Coyne

Really? This was my reaction, upon hearing that Ellen Coyne’s first book would be about her desire to return to the Catholic Church. The staunch femin(...)

World Health Organisation executive director Mike Ryan: “If we could identify a higher proportion of cases and ask close contacts to quarantine with our support, we wouldn’t necessarily be having lockdowns.” Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini

There is “too much of the nanny state” about the way in which young people are scolded about their behaviour around Covid-19, Dr Mike Ryan has said. (...)

Suzanne Kane and her husband Joey at their home in Walkinstown. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times.

The relaxed atmosphere of lockdown has led to a spike in pregnancies, says one hospital. But for some, Covid-19 and economic uncertainty have had t(...)

Most women said they were treated with dignity and respect, and had confidence and trust in staff. Photograph: iStock

The period after birth was highlighted as an area requiring improvement in maternity care, according to according to the first national survey on the (...)

Partners of pregnant women in the NMH and the Coombe are not permitted to attend the 20 week anomaly scan. Photograph: iStock

Visitor restrictions for important pregnancy scans remain in place at the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) and the Coombe Women and Infants Universit(...)

Cogadh Ar Mhná will air on TG4

A woman who was raped and became pregnant by anti-Treaty forces during the Civil War sought help from the then archbishop of Dublin to arrange her son(...)

“Winter is coming . . . ” The Rotunda hospital’s director of midwifery and nursing, Fiona Hanrahan, evokes a Game of Thrones mantra to convey the sen(...)

Dáil told it seemed “more important for a father to be able to wet his baby’s head rather than to see his baby’s head”. Photograph: iStock

No Covid-19 maternal deaths in Ireland and a low rate of the virus among pregnant women signals that current visitor restrictions in hospitals are wor(...)

NMH Master Shane Higgins said his staff would ’be the first to acknowledge how difficult this has been for couples and mothers having to be on their own for ante-natal visits and scans’. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Restrictions put in place in the largest maternity hospital in the State, to protect against Covid-19, may be eased this week its master has said. P(...)

Capacity issues in Ireland’s neonatal services are compounded by severe consultant shortages, the IHCA claims. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Consultants have warned vulnerable newborn babies could become the casualties of pressures on hospital as backlogs caused by Covid-19 persist. Four n(...)

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