Ruth Barrington, on behalf of Treoir, said birth mothers “sought and were guaranteed privacy”. “Their situation needs to be handled with the greatest sensitivity and balance,” she said. File photograph: iStockphoto

The right of a birth mother to privacy should not be allowed to prevent adopted children from getting access to their birth records, an Oireachtas com(...)

Responding to parliamentary questions tabled by Jerry Buttimer TD yesterday, Minister for Health Dr James Reilly said the Medical Council would continue to investigate every complaint it received. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Medical Council has appealed a High Court ruling that overturned its findings against a consultant paediatric surgeon at Our Lady’s Hospital for (...)