Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said that all of the State’s maternity units will be following the same visiting guidelines for patients’ partners by the end of today. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said that all of the State’s maternity units will be following the same visiting guidelines for patients’ par(...)

Under the current plans the Religious Sisters of Charity order is to transfer the site for the new national maternity hospital to a charitable entity, St Vincent’s Holdings. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Government has been urged to publish correspondence around its attempts to buy the land the new national maternity hospital will be located on. P(...)

Appointment ‘is concerning because we have unprecedented commitments in our programme for government around breastfeeding and maternal health’. File photograph: Getty

Concerns have been raised about the appointment of an executive from an infant formula manufacturing company to health promotion agency safefoodand th(...)

University Hospital Galway has been accused of only giving “half-baked” anomaly scans for women at the 20-week stage of pregnancy. Photograph: The Irish Times

University Hospital Galway has been accused of only giving “half-baked” anomaly scans for women at the 20-week stage of pregnancy. Fianna Fáil Seanad(...)

The Psychological Society of Ireland said in a report last week that restrictions are impacting negatively on the mental health of women and increasing anxiety among partners. Photograph: iStock

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has been accused of undermining the HSE leadership in its attempts to have all maternity hospitals lift restricti(...)

There are three drugs to treat extreme morning sickness, but only one is licensed in Ireland. File photograph: Katie Collins/PA

It is “utterly unacceptable” that the State refunds the cost of erectile dysfunction drug Viagra to men but does not reimburse the one in 10 women who(...)

Sinn Féin senator Fintan Warfield: ‘Prayer and religious ideology do nothing to protect children or young people.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

One of the youngest Senators in the Seanad has spoken of how he prayed for years not to be gay because of shame, as he expressed his opposition to a n(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin and chairwoman of the Green Party, Hazel Chu, is running as an Independent candidate in the Seanad byelection. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Deputy leader of the Green Party Catherine Martin has suggested that party leader Eamon Ryan will call for the withdrawal of a motion of no confidence(...)

Green Senator  Pauline O’Reilly said “we are trying to succeed in Government and then constantly having issues flash up which are divisive”. File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Some Green Party members have “lost some confidence” in the party’s chair, Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu, the leader’s party in the Seanad Pauline O’(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan and  deputy leader Catherine Martin. Ryan barely survived the leadership contest with Martin last year.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

You just cannot overstate how important this week was for the Greens. The Climate Action Bill was published. This is not just another programme for (...)

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