Peter Mckenna

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 Senator Eileen Flynn has appealed for all maternity hospitals to allow partners of pregnant women attend medical appointments with them. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A pregnant Senator has appealed for all maternity hospitals to allow partners of pregnant women attend medical appointments with them, amid variations(...)

The 1947 Health Act stipulates that where regulations require a person to take precautions, and that person fails to do so, and as a result someone contracts the disease, then there is the grounds to take a case. Photograph: Getty

An “avalanche” of damages claims against employers is unlikely to emerge as a result of the pandemic, a leading expert in the area has said. Covid-19(...)

Mr Justice Bernard  Barton has expressed scepticism that the benefits of reduced personal injury award levels agreed in the new guidelines will  be passed on to consumers by the insurance industry. Photograph: Getty Images

The former president of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, has expressed scepticism as to whether reduced personal injury awards will lead to low(...)

Supporters stand for the national anthem ahead of the Wicklow SFC Final between Baltinglass and  Tinahely in Aughrim in September 2020. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster rugby’s proposal of a ‘proof of concept’ trial for a match with spectators has raised hopes within the GAA that some crowds might be allowed (...)

Last month, the Nphet reported four cases of placentitis resulting in stillbirth. Photograph: iStock

Six recent stillbirths in Ireland have been linked to coronavirus-related infection of the placenta, according to latest figures. A total of seven ca(...)

Several EU countries have limited the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine to only older people –as the clots have affected younger people – while the UK has confined it to those aged over 30. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP via Getty Images

New restrictions on the use of AstraZeneca doses could slow the State’s vaccine rollout just when it was supposed to be accelerating, Government Minis(...)

The Croke Park pitch was worked hard towards the end of last year. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The GAA are hoping that the aftermath of Brexit will present an economic opportunity for its turf farm in north county Dublin. Purchased in 2018, the (...)

‘Guidelines for Reopening Sports Grounds,’ is a detailed document, which lays out the protocols that would be observed if spectators were allowed to return to stadiums. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The GAA along with other sports organisations are hoping for a response from Government to their joint submission on getting crowds back to matches ev(...)

Most pregnant women who get Covid-19 have mild to moderate symptoms and the risk of passing the disease onto their baby is low. File photograph: iStock.

For anyone having a baby, there is always concern about outcomes, and in the vast majority of cases pregnancy culminates in the delivery of a healthy (...)

This is a pivotal year for Irish sporting rights, with the future of two absolutely key properties – Six Nations and the GAA – on the line.

For sporting organisations, it’s a beautiful game. After years of red-hot inflation, the European sports broadcasting rights market seemed to be cooli(...)

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