Fergal Malone

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Prof Fergal Malone, Rotunda Hospital master: because the rapid test can give a false positive if there is no ultrasound abnormality most laboratories recommend to wait for the full two weeks.

The National Maternity Hospital says it follows standard practice in carrying out terminations where requested by parents following a single diagnosti(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the couple involved had “lost a very wanted child”. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has described as an “individual tragedy” the case of couple involved after a termination was carried out at the National Matern(...)

Despite the less than comprehensive level of access, abortions are now happening across the country in hospitals and in general practices. File photograph: Getty Images

Next week will mark one month since the introduction of general abortion services for the first time in the history of the Irish State. In the final w(...)

Ellie Curran and Shane Ó Foghlú with their children Rian and Éabha at their home in Artane, Dublin. On the wall behind are mounted hand and foot prints of their first-born children, twins Aidan and Donnacha, who were born prematurely and died, along with prints of Éabha and Rian. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“We have been a mother and father. Now we want to be parents.” They were the parting words of Shane Ó Foghlú and Ellie Curran last time we met. Appea(...)

Modern pharmacological advances notwithstanding, infection remains an important healthcare issue. Hospital acquired infection and antibiotic resistant(...)

Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty. File photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan /PA Wire

The persuasive power of numbers should never be underestimated in the upcoming referendum. Many media have been used by both sides to impart their m(...)

 Caroline Simons  of the LoveBoth campaign said “We are not talking about banning websites as such. We are simply talking about restricting abortion pills in Ireland.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The LoveBoth campaign has called on the Government to ask Google to ban websites which allow people to import abortion pills. The group, which is adv(...)

(From left)  Master of Holles Street Maternity Hospital Dr Rhona Mahony, Minister For Health Simon Harris and  Master of the Rotunda Maternity Hospital professor Fergal Malone calling for a Yes vote during a press briefng in Buswells Hotel on Monday.  Photograph:  Collins

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said Catholic Church opposition to social change in this country needs to be challenged and scrutinised. Speakin(...)

 Real medicine: Transition year students taking part in the My Health RCSI transition year programme. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

There isn’t a sound in the large auditorium as Prof Fergal Malone slits open a woman’s abdomen at the start of a Caesarean birth that is being filmed (...)

The work experience in TY is valuable for not only helping to shape career aspirations but also in giving youngsters a taste of the workplace. Photograph: iStock

It’s nearly 10 years since entrepreneur Bill Cullen made headlines by branding Transition Year as a “doss”. Yet that notion still lingers among some (...)

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