Peter Boylan

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Plans for the new National Maternity Hospital in Dublin.

A new national maternity hospital is badly needed to serve the interests of the women and infants of Ireland. There is no argument about this. Despit(...)

At issue in the row over the desperately-needed new national maternity hospital are fundamental questions about ownership and control. The replacement(...)

Model healthcare?: the maternity hospital planned for the St Vincent’s campus in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byne

Stories about the ownership and governance of the National Maternity Hospital after it moves from Holles Street have been bubbling for a while. We’ll (...)

Kay Connolly chief operations officer of St Vincent’s Hospital, Minister for Health Simon Harris,  and Master of the National Maternity Hospital  Dr Rhona Mahony with the model  of the new Natonal Maternity Hospital at St Vincent’s University Hospital earlier this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Master of the National Maternity Hospital has said nuns will “not be running the hospital” when it moves to St Vincent’s Hospital campus and it wi(...)

There is convincing evidence that midwife-led care produces better outcomes for women and babies

At last there is good news for Ireland’s pregnant women. The National Standards for Safer Better Maternity Services were recently launched by the Heal(...)

The conclusion: all aspects of childbirth were driven by religious beliefs and misogyny.  Photograph: Getty Images

The report on The Surgical Symphysiotomy ex gratia Payment Scheme runs to almost 800 pages. Following its publication virtually all media coverage foc(...)

A new company, the National Maternity Hospital at Elm Park, is to be set up to operate the new Holles Street maternity hospital.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The planned move of the National Maternity Hospital from Holles Street, Dublin, to the campus of St Vincent’s hospital is to go ahead following resol(...)

The Women’s Clinic (in building on right) on Berkeley Street  in Dublin is next door to Reproductive Choices, a pregnancy advisory clinic closely aligned to the Marie Stopes organisation in the UK. The clinics are unrelated. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Simon Harris has promised to consider “every possible option” to ensure women are provided with reliable pregnancy counselling inf(...)

A dispute over governance structures after the NMH ’s move from Holles Street to the St Vincent’s campus has delayed  a planning application for the €150 million project.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

St Vincent’s hospital and the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) have agreed to the appointment of a high-profile mediator to lead a final effort at re(...)

Dr Peter Boylan: In relation to vasectomies, he said doctors at St Vincent’s “haven’t been told they can’t do them”. Photograph: PA

Doctors at St Vincent’s hospital are free to carry out sterilisation procedures that are considered to be contrary to its Catholic ethos, according to(...)

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