Minister for Health Simon Harris said long waiting lists in the health system are caused by management decisions and not lack of funding. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government cannot stand over the waiting lists for medical treatment revealed in a TV documentary on Monday, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. “I f(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said he would be seeking funding to cut the waiting list numbers at  Cork University Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Health Simon Harris has promised to fund a reduction in waiting lists at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH) where more than 4,200 (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris is on Thursday going to be asked by consultants at Cork University Maternity Hospital to provide €5 million in funding. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Health Simon Harris is on Thursday going to be asked by consultants at Cork University Maternity Hospital to provide €5 million in fundin(...)

Stacey Kenny, from Clonsilla, Dublin with baby Arlo River Elias, born 3.8kg (8lb 6) at 12:00:50, father Elton Rooney and little brother Axel. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There was stiff competition for the title of first baby born in the State this year, with a pair of twins born within the first six minutes of 2017 am(...)

A screengrab from Saturday’s meeting of the Citizens’ Assembly in Malahide, Co Dublin

The Eighth Amendment is not “satisfactory or helpful” for women who experience unplanned or crisis pregnancies, the first full meeting of the Citizens(...)

Lactation consultant Margaret Hynes with Kate Hickey and her three-week-old son Dean, at Limerick University Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

The pale, first-time mother is struggling to nurse her newborn daughter, but she wants to go home. “I’m not sleeping,” she says to lactation consulta(...)

Dylan O’Sullivan  with his  father Alan in Carrigtwohill, Co Cork: Dylan was born with tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart defect. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

The limitations of specified illness cover may not have been the first thing that struck Cork couple Alan and Marie O’Sullivan when their son Dylan w(...)

Sinéad Scanlon spoke movingly of getting to hold Milo. “We took turns holding him . . . our beautiful baby was gone.” File photograph: Getty Images

A woman who was pregnant again following five miscarriages has told of her heartbreak after her baby boy died following a series of system errors when(...)

‘Once we knew we were having a boy, we were overjoyed, my life was finally complete,’ Sinéad Scanlon told Cork City Coroner’s Court. Her son Milo died three days after being born in March 2015. Photograph: iStock.

Sinéad Scanlon had a daughter when she was 17, but her hopes of a second child were dashed five times in the years afterwards by miscarriage after mis(...)

In evidence, Jennifer Byrne said that when her daughter Abigail was born, she thought her  head was misshapen. The baby had a tiny mark from the forceps but she was reassured the damage was all on the outside of her head, Ms Byrne said.  File photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

A young girl has been left with a permanent scar on her forehead after an elasticated type bandage was left on her head for 30 hours after her birth a(...)

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