Brodie McWilliams Brown with his mother Jennifer McWilliams after his birth at four seconds past midnight  in the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin.

The first baby born in Ireland in 2021 was born at four seconds past midnight to a Covid-positive mother at the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) Holl(...)

The increase in waiting lists has largely been attributed to the Covid-19 pandemic, which forced the cancellation of all non-urgent hospital work for several months. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Hospital waiting lists have reached a new record high, with almost 60,000 additional people waiting for an outpatient appointment since the beginning (...)

Most women said they were treated with dignity and respect, and had confidence and trust in staff. Photograph: iStock

The period after birth was highlighted as an area requiring improvement in maternity care, according to according to the first national survey on the (...)

Ms Justice Mary Irvine described the additional HSE offer of €900,000, to fund Jack Hegarty’s care until 2022 when his case will return to court, as excellent.

The President of the High Court has approved an additional €900,000 payment under a settlement of an action by a boy said to have “defied all odds” de(...)

Capacity issues in Ireland’s neonatal services are compounded by severe consultant shortages, the IHCA claims. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Consultants have warned vulnerable newborn babies could become the casualties of pressures on hospital as backlogs caused by Covid-19 persist. Four n(...)

At the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Manufacturing at University College Dublin, are (from left): Prof Wim Meijer; Heather Humphreys, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation; Prof Orla Feely, UCD vice-president for research, innovation and impact and Prof Mark Ferguson, director general Science Foundation Ireland. Photograph: Vincent Hoban

Scientists in University College Dublin are to evaluate the extent to which Covid-19 is ending up in sewage with a view to developing an early warning(...)

More than 15m babies are born too early, too sick and too small in the world every year, and 1m of these children die. File photograph: Getty

An “unprecedented” fall in pre-term births in one of the country’s largest maternity hospitals is being credited to the effect of positive lifestyle i(...)

The UL Hospitals Group has announced a visiting ban at six hospitals to minimise the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Photograph: Dara Mac Donail The Irish Times

The UL Hospitals Group has announced a visiting ban at six hospitals in counties Limerick, Clare and Tipperary as a precaution to minimise the spread (...)

Website designed to guide users through what to expect when a miscarriage happens. Photograph: iStock

A new website has been launched to assist persons who have miscarriages in the first trimester after research groups found a lack of support for women(...)

“My partner is 39 weeks pregnant, we’ve now been left without a car to do the hospital run in.”

A young soldier has spoken of his anger and upset after some reckless motorist left his pregnant partner without transport when they rammed and wrote (...)

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