Dhara Kivlehan

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Candles are lit  at the vigil at Eyre Square in Galway to mark the first anniversary of the death of Savita Halappanavar. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

If the establishment of a citizens’ assembly on abortion is to spark an honest and open debate, perhaps anti-abortion campaigners might stop basing th(...)

The HIQA report into the death of Savita Halappanavar recommended the development of a National Maternity Strategy. It took the deaths of Sally Rowlet(...)

There were 38 maternal deaths between 2009 and 2012, a Maternal Death Enquiry report says.Photograph: Thinkstock

A slew of high-profile controversies involving the health of pregnant patients has caused concern about standards of maternity care in the State. The (...)

Seán Rowlette said  that he told his children where he was going, they sat down and wrote a letter to Minister Leo Varadkar.

“We miss our mum so much every day.”This was the heart-breaking message from four Co Sligo children asked their father to deliver to Minister for Heal(...)

Michael Kivlehan with his late wife Dhara, who died after giving birth to their first child Dior at Sligo Regional Hospital.

Two men whose wives died in childbirth at Sligo Regional Hospital are due to meet with Minister for Health Leo Varadkar on Monday. Michael Kivlehan an(...)

 Michael Kivlehan husband of Dhara Kivlehan, who died after having a baby at Sligo Reional  Hospital: “If I am out with the children shopping or having a meal I am often approached by people asking me questions – they are worried [about having a baby in Sligo Regional Hospital].”   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Two men whose wives died in childbirth at Sligo Regional Hospital are to meet with Minister for Health Leo Varadkar on Monday.Welcoming the invitation(...)

‘Continued monitoring of recommendations made by various inquiries into the death from sepsis of Savita Halappanavar is crucial’

The sequence of reports into maternal and baby deaths in the State, coming on top of a Health Service Executive update on the Savita Halappanavar trag(...)

Sally Rowlette , who died at Sligo General Hospital just hours after giving birth to her fourth child.

Tania McCabe, Bimbo Onanuga, Dhara Kivlehan, Savita Halappanavar, Jennifer Crean and now Sally Rowlette – the list of women who have died in or after (...)

Among the recommendations of the jury at the inquest of the late Dhara Kivlehan was that a database of all available critical care beds be made known (...)

An intensive care unit: none of the Republic’s 19 maternity units has an intensive care unit

The number of critical care hospital beds has fallen sharply over the past six years despite a recommendation to double capacity.The shortage of inte(...)

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