The couple  say they were told there was “no hope” and that the next stage of testing “would make no difference”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The couple at the centre of the National Maternity Hospital controversy say they were told there was no need for them to wait for a second test result(...)

Layla the dog at a protest in support of the 209 women affected by the Cervical Check scandal  at Leinster House in May. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

About 30 women who had been diagnosed with a type of cervical cancer have contacted the Health Service Executive with concerns after they were written(...)

The HSE had sought the High Court require a woman to undergo a Caesarean section against her will to vindicate the right to life of her unborn child.  The woman has since agreed to have a Caesarean section and the girl was born healthy.

A High Court judge refused to grant the HSE orders forcing a pregnant woman to have a Caesarean section (CS) against her will so as to vindicate the r(...)