Cliona Murphy

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About 2,000 people have been registering for a Covid-19 vaccine over recent days, the HSE National Director for the vaccination programme has said

Twenty pregnant or postpartum women have needed intensive care (ICU) treatment for Covid-19 since the end of June, the chair of the Institute of Obste(...)

The HSE says it has yet to ‘operationalise’ the change in official guidelines regarding Covid-19 vaccinations for pregnant women. Photograph:  Kiran Ridley/Getty Images

Pregnant women in the early stages of gestation have been refused the Covid-19 vaccine despite a Government announcement last week that it was being m(...)

Where women are hesitant, partners should be encouraged to avail of the vaccine, Dr Cliona Murphy, chair of the Institute of Obstetricians, has advised.  Photograph: Tom Honan

One in three women of childbearing age in ICU this year was pregnant or had just given birth, according to the Institute of Obstetricians. Highlighti(...)

The Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) (Foetal Pain Relief) Bill was sponsored by a group of 11 TDs proposing that the unborn child be given pain relief during late-term abortions. Photograph: John Mc Elroy

In a relatively rare event this week, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland upheld complaints (though only in part) about abortion coverage. The comp(...)

According to research from NUI Galway released earlier this week, 31 per cent of women under 30 say they will not take the vaccine or are not sure. Photograph: iStock

In March, Irish members of the European Parliament were taken aback when they received thousands of emails from constituents over the course of two da(...)

Last month, the Nphet reported four cases of placentitis resulting in stillbirth. Photograph: iStock

Six recent stillbirths in Ireland have been linked to coronavirus-related infection of the placenta, according to latest figures. A total of seven ca(...)

Pregnant women getting the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against Covid-19 should be given it between the 14th and 33rd weeks of their pregnancy, Irish medical experts have advised. Image: iStock.

Pregnant women getting the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against Covid-19 should be given it between the 14th and 33rd weeks of their pregnancy, Irish medic(...)

A homeless person’s tent on the bank of the Grand Canal at Charlemont.   Women now account for 42 per cent of the adult homeless population, and this rises to 44 per cent in the Dublin area. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

The average life expectancy of a woman in Ireland today is 84, but the average age of death for a single homeless woman in Dublin is just 38. So(...)

A conference at the Royal College of Surgeons was told on-call doctors  should be paid more than their part-time equivalents. Photograph: Getty Images/iStock

Doctors should be paid more to work in provincial hospitals which are otherwise “facing the abyss”, a conference on reducing risk in surgery has been (...)

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. (...)

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