It was claimed Evan had suffered a fracture injury of his skull. File photograph.

A boy who sued over allegedly suffering a skull fracture during his birth at Cork University Maternity Hospital has settled his High Court action for (...)

Minister for Health said the the services ‘on offer tomorrow will be so much better than what we have in our country today’.  Photograph: PA

Abortion services have been introduced in the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday following a landslide vote in favour of liberalising the country’s laws. (...)

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(...)

Professor Cecily Begley, Professor of Midwifery at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), warned that the risks of mothers dying in childbirth will rise in Ireland unless the rate of caesarian births is brought down.

Expectant mothers are having induced births to have them “out of the way” so they can attend their other children’s First Communions, a conference on (...)

More than 125,000 appointments were unattended in the first three months of this year, HSE figures show. Photograph: Istock

Nearly half a million hospital outpatient appointments were missed last year, while more than 125,000 appointments were unattended in the first three (...)

INMO nurses and midwives protest at Cork University Hospital. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Nurses and midwives in Limerick and Cork fear they will have to deal with their busiest winter yet as the number of patients on trolleys continues to (...)

 Coombe hospital: the bishops have no say in any maternity hospital in the State. None are run by the church. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Agitation over the Catholic bishops Code of Ethical Standards for Healthcare in recent weeks was greatly exaggerated. Relevant healthcare facilities (...)

Gynaecologist Noirin Russell  who specialises in foetal medicine attached to Cork University Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The Eighth Amendment creates inequalities in care for pregnant women dealing with fatal foetal abnormalities depending on how they choose to respond t(...)

Mother-of-one Michelle Harte might still be alive were it not for the Eighth Amendment having prevented her from obtaining a termination here when she was taking a new cancer therapy and was in remission, Prof Louise Kenny said. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

A gynaecologist has said a mother she had treated might still be alive if she had been able to obtain an abortion in Ireland. Mother-of-one Michelle (...)

 Fine Gael  pressing for a Yes vote in the upcoming referendum on the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Eighth Amendment should be repealed as it is causing uncertainty and difficulty for doctors and delaying the treatment of seriously ill women, a g(...)

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