Undated image of Katie Manton given by  her parents Aoife and Raymond Manton, of Dualla Road, Cashel, Co Tipperary, after they had settled a High Court action on her behalf. File photograph: Collins Courts

The HSE has apologised to the family of a seven-year-old Tipperary girl with cerebral palsy who has settled for €6.7 million her legal action over the(...)

Ann O’Loughlin: One woman in her 80s wanted to see the son she had lost before she died; the pain of this mother, whose child had been taken from her, as raw as the day she lost him. “I just want a chance to tell him I am sorry, but I had no say in it. It was all wrong, but mine was and is a small voice,” she said

They spoke slowly and quietly, decades of heartbreak punctuating every word. Stopping only to strangle back the tears in their throats; they pleade(...)