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(...)

Clair Tierney, Áine Ní Fhaoláin and Katie McManus, play specialists at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.

When adults become acutely ill, healthcare professionals and family alike focus on their specific medical needs in the belief that the treatment regim(...)

A very unusual event will be coming to Ireland next year when “Anatomy Lab LIVE” hosts its “surgical spin on dinner and dissection” in Belfast, Dublin and Limerick. After dinner, the operating theatre in the room will spring into action. Ventilators, a crash trolley and full team will “race the clock to save a patient’s life”. The show includes spectator involvement, with each table including a surgical trolley with clamps, scalpels and an array of surgeon’s tools. The show, which tours Britain in the first months of 2019, comes to Belfast on March 16th, Dublin on April 7th, and Limerick on April 28th. Standard tickets are £79/€89. See anatomylablive.co.uk

1) A free public talk on childhood eczema will be held in the Red Cow Moran Hotel, Dublin on Saturday, September 29th from 10.15am-3pm. Speakers inclu(...)

The Pillar Room is located in the grounds of the Rotunda Hospital and is adjacent to the Gate Theatre.

The Rotunda Hospital has distanced itself from the launch of the pro-repeal Together for Yes campaign at the hospital’s Pillar Room on Thursday, insis(...)

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