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Patient Focus has been dealing with the families of babies who died at Portlaoise hospital since 2012

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has apologised to 14 families over the handling of their births, including eight in which a baby died, as recommend(...)

‘The incidents found during the review were previously unknown and unreported, and came to light “accidentally”, according to Patient Focus, which participated in the review.’ Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Health Service Executive should apologise to 14 families over the handling of births, including eight in which a baby died, according to a newly-p(...)

Dr Peter Boylan former Master of the National Maternity Hospital. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Moves to give the Minister for Health a casting vote on the board of the new national maternity hospital are “completely bonkers,” the former master o(...)

Pope Francis told the US Congress in 2015 the aim of politics was to protect, with law, “the image and likeness fashioned by God on every human face”. Photograph: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Peter Boylan recalls that while training in London his views on abortion began to change. In discussions with a Jewish colleague about foetal abnormal(...)

Dr Rhona Mahony, Master, National Maternity Hospital: The need for the new National Maternity Hospital at St Vincent’s in Elm Park is “unarguable”. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

In a weekend interview the Master at Holles Street Hospital in Dublin, Rhona Mahony, was clear. The need for the new National Maternity Hospital at St(...)

Former master of the Coombe Dr Chris Fitzpatrick: “I have direct experience of terminating pregnancies in order to save the life of the mother.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

One of Ireland’s leading obstetricians has said the termination of pregnancies to save the mother had been taking place in maternity hospitals across (...)

Chief operations officer Kay Connolly (left) with Minister for Health  Simon Harris and Master of the National Maternity Hospital  Dr Rhona Mahony with the model of the proposed new facility.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Health Simon Harris has indicated the State will seek a stake in the ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital (NMH) after its tra(...)

Prof John Crown has called on St Vincent’s University Hospital to declare its independence. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Leading medical experts have called on the board of St Vincent’s University Hospital to provide public assurances that the facility operates independe(...)

“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(...)

Dr Chris Fitzpatrick resigned from the board overseeing the relocation of the hospital to a religious-owned site. Photograph Brenda Fitzsimons

The HSE says it regrets the decision by former master of the Coombe Dr Chris Fitzpatrick to resign from his role in planning the relocation of the Nat(...)

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