Pope Francis is due to visit Ireland in the summer of 2018.

Concerns about the possible intervention of the Vatican in the future ownership and ethos of the new National Maternity Hospital (NMH) have been raise(...)

St Vincent’s hospital in Elm Park, Dublin, was officially opened on November 27th, 1970. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

On November 27th, 1970, from the opening of the new St Vincent’s hospital at Elm Park in south Dublin, this newspaper reported that the then Catholic (...)

Plans for the new National Maternity Hospital in Dublin.

A new national maternity hospital is badly needed to serve the interests of the women and infants of Ireland. There is no argument about this. Despit(...)

At issue in the row over the desperately-needed new national maternity hospital are fundamental questions about ownership and control. The replacement(...)

Kay Connolly chief operations officer of St Vincent’s Hospital, Minister for Health Simon Harris,  and Master of the National Maternity Hospital  Dr Rhona Mahony with the model  of the new Natonal Maternity Hospital at St Vincent’s University Hospital earlier this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Master of the National Maternity Hospital has said nuns will “not be running the hospital” when it moves to St Vincent’s Hospital campus and it wi(...)