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 (...)

The lack of a dietician and pumps for patients in Limerick, Clare and Tipperary adds to waiting lists in University Hospital Galway.

Nearly 2,000 people with Type 1 diabetes in the Mid-West are faced with “disgraceful” services because of a lack of staff and equipment, Diabetes Irel(...)

Hospital cleaners are among the thousands of support staff across the country who will be balloted on strike action. File photograph: Getty

The Government is facing a potential national strike by support staff in hospitals across the country including porters, security personnel, cleaners (...)

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(...)

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