Louise Kenny

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An international panel of experts in perinatal care had strongly endorsed continuing funding for Infant, which employs 100 people, but following a separate review process it was decided to end the funding. File photograph: Getty Images

A major research centre focused on women and children’s health could face an uncertain future following a decision to cut its funding, Dr Ruth Barring(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: ‘More and more women are pursuing qualifications in Stem,’ he said, ‘but this does not translate to them working in their area of expertise.’

The divide between art and science is disappearing, the Minister for Health Simon Harris on Thursday told attendees of InspireFest, an annual Dublin e(...)

Fianna Fáil leader  Micheál Martin and his wife Mary voting in the referendum on the Eighth Amendment in Cork. Photograph: Handout/PA Wire

Most Fianna Fáil TDs will respect the vote in the referendum and not try to frustrate legislation on abortion going through the Dáil, party leader Mic(...)

Mother-of-one Michelle Harte might still be alive were it not for the Eighth Amendment having prevented her from obtaining a termination here when she was taking a new cancer therapy and was in remission, Prof Louise Kenny said. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

A gynaecologist has said a mother she had treated might still be alive if she had been able to obtain an abortion in Ireland. Mother-of-one Michelle (...)

David Quinn: constructive criticism? Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Men are from Mars, women are from Venus, according to the well-worn pop psychology trope. But what planet is David Quinn from? Listening to the conser(...)

Louise Kenny, a professor of obstetrics and a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist.

The Eighth Amendment has caused pregnant women with cancer to die and will continue to put them at risk if it is not repealed, an obstetrician has sai(...)

I didn’t know what “no nasal bone” meant in practice, but I knew it was nothing good. Photograph: Getty Images

“I’m sorry, but I’m just having a bit of trouble locating a nasal bone.” Time slowed down when she said those words. Our bright and easy conversation(...)

Dr Barbara Murphy, Head of Equine Science, UCD

Innovation is the lifeblood of science, but it doesn’t come cheap. Solid research and development costs money, but the economic and social returns on (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris says it is a priority for his department that pregnant women across Ireland be given access to 20-week scans regardless of their location.

Minister for Health Simon Harris says it is a priority for his department that pregnant women across Ireland be given access to 20-week scans regardle(...)

Dr Peter Boylan said the lack of provision for mental health services for new mothers was “not acceptable in 2017”. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

There are just three part-time perinatal psychiatrists in Ireland, all based in Dublin, and there is no mother-and-baby unit for severely depressed mo(...)

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