Coombe hospital: the bishops have no say in any maternity hospital in the State. None are run by the church. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Agitation over the Catholic bishops Code of Ethical Standards for Healthcare in recent weeks was greatly exaggerated. Relevant healthcare facilities (...)

The founder of the Sisters of Charity said her resource was the “Bank of Divine Providence”. Photograph: iStock

Let me write in praise of the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Diarmuid Martin. In overseeing the Dublin Diocesan Archive, he has ensured that its ab(...)

Sr Stanislaus Kennedy. Photograph: Alan Betson

The depiction of the Sisters of Charity during the recent controversy over the transfer of the National Maternity Hospital to St Vincent’s hospital wa(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: he is chairman of the maternity hospital’s board but he has not attended since becoming archbishop, he says. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said the board of the new National Maternity Hospital (NMH) must not remain “an anachronism of hist(...)

Former master of the National Maternity Hospital Dr Peter Boylan said the thanks of the State should go to the Sisters of Charity for their “brave decision” and to the Minister for Health. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The former master of the National Maternity Hospital Peter Boylan has said he feels personally vindicated by the decision of the Religious Sisters of (...)

“Up to 1969, St Vincent’s, Stephen’s Green [the original site of the hospital] received a total of £2.1 million and St Vincent’s Hospital, Elm Park, received £3.1 million” from the sweepstake funds.

It is a pity the former master of Holles Street, Dr Peter Boylan, abstained rather than voted against the deal to relocate the national maternity hosp(...)

The RTÉ campus in Donnybrook: some 8.64 acres of the national broadcaster’s grounds are to be sold off for housing. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Has anyone considered locating the new National Maternity Hospital (NMH) at RTÉ? Space is now available there. It was not last November when the curre(...)

Aikenhead Terrace is the first of Ringsend’s many redbrick terraces to come into view as you arrive from the city centre. A distinctive part of the(...)

The exterior of the now derelict Sisters of Our Lady of Charity Magdalene laundry on Sean McDermott St in Dublin. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

The four religious congregations that have refused to contribute to the compensation fund for residents of their former Magdalene laundries had combin(...)