Donal Brennan

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Site of the new National Maternity Hospital on Sisters of Charity Land at St Vincent’s University Hospital: The Government and St Vincent’s have said all medical procedures legal in the State will be available, including those that run contrary to Catholic ethos, such as termination of pregnancy. Photograph: Colin Keegan

Land for the new National Maternity Hospital will be protected from repossession by a bank which holds a charge over it for up to 149 years – once a l(...)

The pandemic has ‘highlighted pre-existing weaknesses’ in cancer services, a radiation oncologist warned. Photograph: iStock

Patients are waiting up to a year to report cancer symptoms due to a reluctance to visit GPs over concerns about becoming infected with coronavirus, a(...)

The new approach involves   a multidisciplinary surgical team, comprising gynaecological oncologists,  gastrointestinal and liver surgeons. Photograph: Getty Images

Survival rates for Irish women with ovarian cancer are forecast to improve as a result of a new approach involving aggressive surgery by doctors at tw(...)

A baby suffered a skull fracture and head injuries likely to have been caused by instruments used during his delivery, an inquest has heard. A forcep(...)

St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny. Once the issue became known, the hospital stopped the tests, seized the equipment and informed the patients.

Women who underwent gynaecological “exploratory work” without their consent at St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny, are being contacted by the hospital grou(...)

A speculum is a tool used by doctors to investigate bodily orifices and is used by gynaecologists to open the vagina for examination. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA

Consent is a central principle of healthcare and medical research globally. Patients have to be in a position to give informed consent to any treatmen(...)

Ruth Morrissey and husband Paul speaking outside Dublin’s High Court after winning her court case over misreadings of her cervical smear tests. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

Differing views have been expressed about the likely impact on screening services of the High Court’s judgment in the case of Ruth Morrissey, who is t(...)

 Jurgen Mulsow, consultant surgeon at the Mater Hospital, his patient Siobhan Patchell, patient Kathleen Reid and  Prof Donal Brennan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

A procedure that uses a combination of surgery and chemotherapy is a “significant advancement” for women with ovarian cancer, according to a UCD profe(...)

Dr Colm Henry  said he regrets taking at face value Prof Gráinne  Flannelly’s assurances that women would be told of false smear test results,  and regrets assuming that “people were following through on what they told me they were doing”. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The CervicalCheck screening programme’s clinical director last year “expressed regret for any misunderstanding” over its communication strategy around(...)

 Newstalk’s Pat Kenny. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The ability to find a fresh angle on a familiar subject is the hallmark of any good broadcaster. It’s no surprise, then, that after 40 years or so on (...)