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Coombe wrote to woman: “As you are aware, your foetus has been diagnosed with a complex foetal anomaly.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The woman who was refused a termination after a complex anomaly was diagnosed was informed in writing medics were “not of the reasonable opinion” the (...)

Almost 4,000 incidents where equipment being used in the care of patients in Irish hospitals failed have been reported over a three-year period. File photograph: Getty Images

Almost 4,000 incidents where equipment being used in the care of patients in Irish hospitals failed have been reported over a three-year period. Thes(...)

One well-placed source warned:  “Get Dublin wrong and Diarmuid Martin’s formidable legacy will be set at nought. And rapidly.” Photograph: John Mc Elroy

Speculation that the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin is about to step down has intensified following a recent interview, which observers felt re(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has urged caution about staging anti-abortion protests outside GP surgeries. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin has urged caution about staging anti-abortion protests outside GP surgeries, amid continuing controve(...)

Anti-abortion protesters outside a GP surgery in Galway city on Thursday morning.

Anti-abortion protesters have picketed a Galway GP practice, just three days after termination services became legal in the State. The group stood ou(...)

The vast majority of the State’s 19 maternity units have stated their preparedness to provide surgical abortion in the new year.

GPs in 24 of the 26 counties of the Republic have indicated their willingness to perform medical abortion under the new legislation coming into force (...)

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(...)

The policy for  provision of dental services is being comprehensively updated for the first time in 25 years.  Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

The Department of Health’s plans to reform dental care in the State have been criticised by one of the main training bodies for the profession. Patie(...)

Spending on high-tech drugs has increased from €400 million in 2012 to €700 million this year, the committee heard. Photograph: Getty Images

The Health Service Executive saved €28 million over five years on a single drug by delaying a decision on its approval, an Oireachtas committee has he(...)

Julie O’Reilly was wrongly included in the group of 221 women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy, according to health sources.

Julie O’Reilly, the 60-year-old woman originally from the Isle of Man who died of cancer last month, was wrongly included as one of the 221 women caug(...)

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