Malak Thawley

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Karen McEvoy, who died a week after giving birth in the Coombe hospital,  and  Barry Kelly. Neither Mr Kelly nor his solicitor, Niamh O’Brien, has been provided with an interim postmortem result, a death certificate or any of Ms McEvoy’s medical notes.

Partners and families left grieving after the death of a woman during or soon after childbirth must be given information about what happened as soon a(...)

James Menton, chairman of St Vincent’s University Hospital,  Minister for Health Simon Harris and Master of the National Maternity Hospital  Dr Rhona Mahony: new EU building rules could force the project to be redesigned, escalating the cost and threatening its future. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

This weekend, over five years after the project was unveiled to great political fanfare, not a brick has been laid in the development of Ireland’s lon(...)

Malak Thawley (34) died during surgery for an ectopic pregnancy at Holles Street in 2016

The State has agreed to pay the costs of a case in which the High Court halted an inquiry into patient health and welfare at the National Maternity Ho(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris indicated he wished to see new powers for the minister under law to supervise hospitals. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said he accepted the High Court’s decision in the case relating to Malak Thawley but would now seek additional po(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said he remains concerned about the circumstances surrounding Malak Thawley’s death. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Minister for Health Simon Harris has said he wants to change legislation to provide greater powers to establish inquiries aimed at improving patie(...)

Malak Thawley (34) was expecting her first baby at the time of her death at Holles Street on May 8th, 2016

The National Maternity Hospital (NMH) has won its challenge to the Minister for Health’s decision to set up an inquiry following the death of a woman (...)

 Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health,  insisted the purpose of a further investigation into the National Maternity Hospital was to find answers to questions which had not been answered. Photograph: Collins Courts

The State’s chief medical officer has denied a plan to co-locate the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) with St Vincent’s in Dublin has been put on hol(...)

Dr Tony Holohan told the High Court that in his 10 years as chief medical officer he had never experienced the kind of engagement they had with the National Maternity Hospital over a patient safety investigation.

The State’s chief medical officer has told the High Court the Minister for Health is concerned that questions remain unanswered about decision-making (...)

The late Malak Thawley with her husband Alan Thawley

Public confidence in the country’s maternity services could be undermined under a statutory inquiry into the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) ordered(...)

Alan Thawley:  his wife  Malak Thawley,  died on  May 8th,  2016 at the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin. Photograph:  Collins Courts

A man whose pregnant wife died during surgery has lost his bid to be joined as a notice party to proceedings by the National Maternity Hospital aimed (...)

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