Yes campaigners during the abortion referendum count at Dublin Castle last May. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Southern Taskgroup on Abortion and Reproductive Topics (Start), an organisation representing 250 abortion providers, recently estimated that they (...)

In his latest progress report on the CervicalCheck controversy, Dr Gabriel Scally notes the current open disclosure policy, which he has described as deeply contradictory and unsatisfactory because it does not compel clinicians to disclose failings in the care of patients, has yet to be updated. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Open disclosure is a stated policy of our health service. There is also a commitment to a duty of candour for health professionals and healthcare orga(...)

An audit of smear tests showed health service professionals that Vicky Phelan had wrongly received the all-clear from cervical cancer, but she was not told about it. Her High Court case in 2018 brought attention the CervicalCheck controversy. Photograph: Tom Honan

The controversy over the CervicalCheck screening programme has convulsed the health service over the past year, but it might never have come to light (...)

The Portlaoise Review Group found six members of staff had a case to answer in relation to the deaths at Portlaoise, according to informed sources. Photograph: Google Street View

The Health Service Executive (HSE) is refusing to disclose the outcome of a process set up to determine whether any of its staff had a case to answer (...)

Two patient advocates and former Barnardos chief executive Fergus Finlay are among eight people appointed to the board of the HSE. Photograph: Sara Freund / The Irish Times

Two patient advocates and former Barnardos chief executive Fergus Finlay are among eight people appointed to the board of the HSE by Minister for Heal(...)

Coombe master Dr Sharon Sheehan  has cited issues including the absence of finalised clinical guidelines, models of care and legislation, as well as staff training and resources, for a delay implementing new legislation. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital has told the Government it will not be ready to provide abortion services from January 1st as plann(...)

Dr Ruairi Hanley: other, downgraded hospitals are “glorified nursing homes”. Photograph: James Forde

When the recent head of the health service says he would not want to be treated in your hospital, then you should know you have a problem. Navan hosp(...)

Crimestoppers handout photo of missing man Rafal Filipowicz (30).

Gardaí have appealed for information on the disappearance from Portlaoise, Co Laois, of a Polish man more than three months ago. Crimestoppers, the (...)

“She fought a tremendous battle...She was putting up one hell of a fight for her life.” File photograph: Getty Images

A man whose wife died from cervical cancer in 2011 two years after receiving an all clear on her cervical smear test has said he expects more “devasta(...)

A doctor facing allegations of wrongdoing over the delivery of baby Mark Molloy, who died at the Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, has claimed he(...)

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