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

Breastmilk is effective against infectious diseases as it strengthens the immune system by transferring antibodies from mother to baby. Photograph: iStock

More women are choosing to breastfeed their babies and are breastfeeding for longer to help protect against Covid-19, it has emerged. Prof Fergal Mal(...)

The Rotunda Hospital has “toned down” the original plans for development at Parnell Square. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Rotunda Hospital has drawn up revised plans for the development of a four-storey block on Dublin’s Parnell Square to ease overcrowding at the hist(...)

Eileen MacFarlane with her two-year-old son Oscar: MacFarlane suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum during her pregnancy, a condition that affects one in 150 woman

“Pregnancy should be the most amazing time in a woman’s life but it was honestly the worst time of mine,” says Eileen MacFarlane, mum to two-year-old (...)

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No abortions are being provided in Sligo, Leitrim, Carlow and Offaly because not a single GP in the four counties has signed up to the new service. A(...)

Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger has criticised a decision by the Rotunda to accept abortion referrals only up to 11 weeks into a pregnancy.

The number of hospitals providing abortions is lower than the nine officially announced in the run-up to the introduction of the service. Of the mate(...)

Adeola Adeniyi and her newborn son: Some days they went to a shopping centres to sit on the public seats while she fed Josiah. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A “clear direction” stating who is and who is not entitled to housing is “urgently needed” from the Government to ensure all homeless families are sup(...)

The Rotunda Hospital has indicated it will be in a position to provide abortion services, provided it is given the necessary resources by the Government. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Patients not covered by medical cards who receive abortion services will have to pay for the cost of pain relief drugs and antibiotics under draft pro(...)

Volunteering can have a number of personal and professional benefits

We all love a random act of kindness. It makes everyone, whether giver or beneficiary, feel good – and, if caught on smartphone, might earn sever(...)

'Kate O’Connell's comments show the new, ugly mood, where only complete submission to the dominant ideological frame will be tolerated.' Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Standing beside Simon Harris in the Dáil this week, Deputy Kate O’Connell compared perinatal hospice care to the incarceration of women in laundries a(...)

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