Marie Downey

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The Health Service Executive  says the €4.1 million provided for the National Maternity Strategy  this year is the “existing level of service funding” needed to pay for posts approved in previous years. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

Funding for new developments in the National Maternity Strategy has been halted, just three years after the plan was unveiled by then minister for hea(...)

 Kieran Downey  (right) helps carry the coffin   bearing the remains of his wife Marie Downey and   son Darragh as it  leaves St Michael’s Church, Ballyagran on Saturday afternoon.

The heartbroken family of Marie Downey (36) and her infant son Darragh, who both died at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH) last week, have “tw(...)

Marie Downey, who had epilepsy, was found dead on the floor of her room in Cork University Hospital. Her son, Darragh, was found underneath her and died the following day. Photograph: Facebook

Pregnancy has been likened to an obstacle course but for women with epilepsy the obstacles are stacked even higher during this period – and beyond chi(...)

Marie Downey, who died in her room at CUMH. Her newborn, Darragh, died two days later. Photograph: Facebook

Three nurses were caring for 31 mothers at Cork University Maternity Hospital last Monday on Marie Downey’s ward when she was found dead in her single(...)

Marie Downey, who died in her room at Cork University Maternity Hospital, with her newborn son beneath her, was known to have epilepsy. Photograph: Facebook

The exact cause of Marie Downey’s death, and that of her infant son, Darragh, in Cork University Maternity Hospital may not be ascertained until an in(...)

Marie Downey who died  in Cork University Maternity Hospital. Her baby boy Darragh also died. Photograph: Facebook

An independent review is to be carried out into the death of a mother-of-three and her son in Cork University Maternity Hospital this week, Minister f(...)