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The Eighth Amendment should be repealed as it is causing uncertainty and difficulty for doctors and delaying the treatment of seriously ill women, a g(...)

Susan and Tim Corcoran, from Donoughmore, Co Cork,  spoke of their personal experience of the Eighth Amendment at the launch of  Fine Gael’s campaign in Cor for a  Yes vote. Photograph: Brian Lougheed.

A couple who had to travel to the UK for an abortion after their baby was diagnosed with a fatal foetal abnormality have urged voters to repeal the Ei(...)

Project Ireland 2040: a new Metro link is due to run between Swords and Sandyford, in Dublin

Project Ireland 2040 aims to provide balanced regional development, in order to reduce Dublin’s growing economic domination, and to improve the State’(...)

Dr Maeve Eogan, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Rotunda Hospital. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A vaccine for Group B Streptococcus (GBS), the most common cause of severe infection in babies under three months of age, may be available within the (...)

Alison O’Shea, researcher at the SFI Research Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT) works on seizure detection in the EEG signals of newborns. Photograph: Clare Keogh

Seizures in newborn babies are one of the most common indicators of a serious neurological condition, but are very difficult for medical teams to dete(...)

Consultant recruitment has led to a nine-year waiting list for an outpatient appointment at University Hospital Waterford

Below are extracts from the Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) submission to the Department of Health in response to the Health Service Cap(...)

Private rooms are never guaranteed – no matter which route a mother takes, that depends on availability. Photograph: iStock

“Please, please, please come to my rescue,” started a mail we received recently from a reader called Niamh. “I am three months pregnant and me and my (...)

Simon Harris and his team are reportedly frustrated at the slow pace of change in the health service and what they believe is resistance to their reform proposals. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Serious frictions have arisen between Minister for Health Simon Harris and the Health Service Executive (HSE) in the fallout from the controversy over(...)

Cork University Maternity Hospital. A validation process was carried out in January on the outpatient gynaecological waiting list. Photograph: Daragh MacSweeney/Provision

Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH)has defended its handling of outpatient appointments following criticism from Minister for Health Simon Harr(...)

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