Independent midwife Philomena Canning is pictured outside the Four Court in Dublin with a group of supporters.

Midwife Philomena Canning, who championed the rights of pregnant women to choose to give birth at home and in non-medical settings, has died. Ms Cann(...)

Erin Gallagher (8), whose aunt is Philomena Canning, pictured at protest outside the Dáil this week in support of the midwife. Photograph: Tom Honan

Independent midwife Philomena Canning (59), who is seriously ill with terminal cancer, wants now to “die in peace” with the resolution of her case aga(...)

Protestors gather in support of Independent midwife Philomena Canning outside the Dáil on Tuesday. Photograph: Tom Honan

Dozens of supporters of independent midwife Philomena Canning gathered at Leinster House on Tuesday to deliver a petition to Minister for Health Simo(...)

Midwife Philomena Canning has asked that her case be expedited so that her lawyers fees can be settled, so that she can be compensated for damage to her practice, her livelihood and her good name. Photograph: Courtesy of AIMSI

Supporters of a terminally-ill midwife have called on the Minister for Health Simon Harris to intervene and ensure that her case with the HSE is se(...)

Sabina Higgins addressing the Friends of Breastfeeding event in Naas, Co Kildare.

Sabina Higgins has called the “global movement” for breastfeeding “probably the most important thing in the world”. “To me it is terribly important,”(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris and National Maternity Hospital (NMH) master Rhona Mahony with a model of the proposed new NMH at St Vincent’s hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Earlier this year, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, echoed by the human rights commissioner of the Cou(...)

Philomena Canning tells Róisín the Eighth Amendment “isn’t effective” and undermines women’s safety.

Prominent Irish midwife Philomena Canning speaks to Róisín Ingle about her views on abortion and other issues on this week’s podcast. Canning is one (...)

A group of women with their children outside the Four Courts campaigning in support of midwife Philomena Canning last year. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The HSE has defended its handling of an investigation into a home birth midwife it suspended last year in the face of a rebuke by Minister for Heal(...)

Independent midwife Philomena Canning (centre) has been reinstated by the Health Service Executive to assist in home births. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Independent midwife Philomena Canning has been reinstated by the Health Service Executive to assist in home births.The HSE withdrew Ms Canning’s profe(...)

My birth story in a sentence: I wasn’t pushed about giving birth. When I was told that I was going to have a caesarean section I was relieved. Too pos(...)

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