Fergal Malone

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Breastmilk is effective against infectious diseases as it strengthens the immune system by transferring antibodies from mother to baby. Photograph: iStock

More women are choosing to breastfeed their babies and are breastfeeding for longer to help protect against Covid-19, it has emerged. Prof Fergal Mal(...)

Professor Fergal Malone said fewer than 20 out of 1,000 staff at the hospital have tested positive for the virus. Photograph: David Sleator

Up to 10 women who have tested positive for coronavirus have attended the Rotunda maternity hospital in Dublin. Some of them were outpatients, and re(...)

A March for Choice in Dublin, organised by the Abortion Rights Campaign in September. Official figures of women using Ireland’s new abortion service will not be published until well into next year. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

One year after its introduction, the number of women using Ireland’s new abortion service remains a closely-guarded secret. Official figures will not(...)

Staff at the Rotunda Hospital in Dublinhave raised the money for a new heart ultrasound machine for extremely premature babies through an online initiative. File photograph: Getty.

Christmas has come early for staff at the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin, who have raised the money for a new heart ultrasound machine for extremely prema(...)

A lack of space in the State’s  busiest maternity hospital is increasing the risk of infection and putting the lives of newborns at risk, the hospital’s master, Prof Fergal Malone, says. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Staff at the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin have resorted to online fundraising to buy a new heart ultrasound machine for extremely premature babies becau(...)

Professor Fergal Malone said that lack of space at the Rotunda  hospital was increasing the risk of infection and putting infants’ lives at risk.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Department of Health has sought re-assurances from the Rotunda Hospital that infants in its intensive care unit are receiving safe and appropriate(...)

The Rotunda Hospital has “toned down” the original plans for development at Parnell Square. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Rotunda Hospital has drawn up revised plans for the development of a four-storey block on Dublin’s Parnell Square to ease overcrowding at the hist(...)

File image of Prof Fergal Malone, who has issued a warning over overcrowding at the Rotunda Hospital.

The master of the Rotunda Hospital has warned it is “only a matter of time” before more newborn babies are injured or die as a result of the overcrowd(...)

Conor, Amy, Cian, Rory and Derbhail Cassidy,  Ireland’s only quintuplets, returned to celebrate their milestone 18th birthday at the Rotunda Hospital with the staff who spent several months caring for them following their birth in 2001. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Ireland’s only set of quintuplets have turned 18 years of age. In August 2001 they arrived into the world weighing between 1lb 6oz and 1lb 11oz. Aft(...)

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(...)

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