The attempted delivery by forceps of a baby, who died almost a week after his birth, was “a reasonable option” in the circumstances, a medical inquiry(...)

A new report   published by the  HSE  earlier this year  was developed “to improve and standardise bereavement care provided to families in the aftermath of a maternal death”. Photograph: Getty

While all untimely deaths are tragic, the death of a new mother in pregnancy or the post-natal period carries a particular poignancy. The tragedy is f(...)

Italian chef Massimo Bottura, whose restaurant was recently voted best in the world, will speak at the Food On The Edge symposium in Galway in October

Italian chef Massimo Bottura, whose Osteria Francescana in Modena was recently voted the number one restaurant in the world, is coming to Galway to sp(...)

There were 38 maternal deaths between 2009 and 2012, a Maternal Death Enquiry report says.Photograph: Thinkstock

A slew of high-profile controversies involving the health of pregnant patients has caused concern about standards of maternity care in the State. The (...)