Dr Cliona Murphy: “I thought I would see more women coming into the hospitals,” says the chairwoman of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Photograph: Tom Honan

The 100th day of Ireland’s new abortion service was marked last Thursday in the same way as all the previous days – by a conspicuous lack of comment. (...)

The reservation placed on crime data could ‘theoretically’ be in place for a long time, Pádraig Dalton, CSO director general told the Public Accounts Committee on Thursday.

The health warning around An Garda Síochána’s crime statistics is unlikely to be lifted before 2022, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) has told an O(...)

‘What is happening is wrong. I believe we have a collective moral obligation to put it right now,’ says Prof Chris Fitzpatrick. Above, the site of the national children’s hospital. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Construction of the national children’s hospital on the current site should proceed only if a maternity hospital can be accommodated beside it, the Dá(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris:  set to face intense questioning over  hospital cost at the Oireachtas health committee on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Government is to press ahead with the construction of the new national children’s hospital despite the finding of a report into the €450 million c(...)

Artist’s impression of the new national children’s hospital. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The cost of the national children’s hospital could rise above €1.7 billion, a new report into the cost of the project has warned. A report by consult(...)

A pro-choice march in Dublin, 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke

Leading obstetricians are seeking to have the introduction of abortion delayed “because of risks to patient safety due to inadequate preparation” for (...)

Ifrah Ahmed, Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri and Dr Chris Fitzpatrick at the Al-Mustafa Islamic Centre  in Dublin., Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A fatwa against female genital mutilation (FGM) “in all its forms” has been issued by Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri, head imam of the Islamic Centre of Ire(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: FGM is never ever justifiable.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Minister for Health Simon Harris has condemned comments made by a Muslim cleric in relation to female genital mutilation (FGM) as being “offensive(...)

Dr Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The views of a prominent member of the Muslim community in Ireland on female genital mutilation are “medically incorrect and highly dangerous”, a lead(...)

A woman walks through Court Town woods, Co Wexford, over the weekend. Warm and sunny weather has been forecast for the week ahead. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Pregnancy terminations have taken place in Irish hospitals for decades One of Ireland’s leading obstetricians has said the termination of pregnancies(...)

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