Prof Roy Philip, neonatologist at University Maternity Hospital Limerick, cites a dramatic drop in very low-weight babies being born at the hospital.  Photograph: Alan Place

Mandy Daly still wonders if she hadn’t got on to a plane, would she have not gone into premature labour and her daughter not had to cope with the comp(...)

Health support are pictured during their 24-hour  strike outside St James’s Hosptial in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

More than 2,000 surgical and scope procedures and outpatient appointments have been cancelled on Wednesday as a result of a 24-hour strike by 10,000 h(...)

The implementation of the National Maternity Strategy may still be overdue, but initiatives to improve birth experiences for women are already under w(...)

The quadruplets, triplets,  twins and baby Maggie Roche who were born at Limerick hospital in recent weeks. Photograph: PJ Corbett

A busy maternity unit in Limerick has welcomed the births of quadruplets, triplets and twins in quick succession in recent weeks. Staff at the neona(...)