The National Maternity Hospital and the couple have agreed to the involvement of a mediator to help resolve disagreements that have delayed by more than seven months the promised review into the circumstances of the termination. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A mediator is to be appointed in a last-ditch effort to resolve disagreements that have delayed the investigation of an abortion carried out at the Na(...)

The National Maternity Hospital on Holles Street, which is one of relatively few Irish hospitals to have made the switch to e-health records. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A long-promised investigation into an abortion carried out at the National Maternity Hospital this year is being delayed by the hospital’s inability t(...)

The National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Hospitals providing abortion services have been told to ensure they meet the legal requirements for carrying out lawful terminations of pregnancy and (...)

The tests rely on samples of the baby’s DNA in the mother’s blood to gauge the risk of genetic conditions, rather than testing the foetus directly. Photograph: iStock

Prenatal testing of babies in the womb is a multibillion euro global industry that has grown massively in the past decade after the development of new(...)

The National Maternity Hospital (NMH) in Holles Street is undertaking a lookback of unborn babies found to have a fatal foetal abnormality over the past 20 years to see if they were correctly diagnosed. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A woman whose pregnancy was terminated on the basis of a misleading test result at the National Maternity Hospital has repeated a call for an independ(...)

The National Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A planned review of the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) case in which a pregnancy was terminated on the basis of a misleading test result is facing (...)

Experts in genetics and foetal medicine are expected to be involved in a review of the National Maternity Hospital. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Experts in genetics and foetal medicine are expected to be involved in a review of the National Maternity Hospital patient whose pregnancy was termina(...)

 The couple claims they were told there was no need for them to wait for a second test result before proceeding with a termination.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

A couple who terminated a pregnancy after misleading test results suggested a fatal foetal abnormality are to make a formal complaint to the Data Prot(...)

Karen McEvoy, who died a week after giving birth in the Coombe hospital,  and  Barry Kelly. Neither Mr Kelly nor his solicitor, Niamh O’Brien, has been provided with an interim postmortem result, a death certificate or any of Ms McEvoy’s medical notes.

Partners and families left grieving after the death of a woman during or soon after childbirth must be given information about what happened as soon a(...)

Orla Church, who died on Saturday at the Mater Private hospital. Photograph: RTÉ Liveline Callback

A court hearing in the case of Orla Church, one of the women caught up in the CervicalCheck controversy, is to be postponed to allow for her funeral t(...)

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