Ray O Sullivan

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Last June, Prof Ray O’Sullivan told The Irish Times he did not feel he needed to obtain consent before carrying out tests on the vaginas of five women patients. Photograph: Thinkstock

A consultant at St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny, who carried out research on five women patients without their consent, has been placed on administrative(...)

St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny. Once the issue became known, the hospital stopped the tests, seized the equipment and informed the patients.

Women who underwent gynaecological “exploratory work” without their consent at St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny, are being contacted by the hospital grou(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris ‘was gung-ho on getting in Repeal the Eighth - I think for cynical reasons - without preparing the system for the workload that was thrown upon it,’ says Kilkenny consultants Prof Ray O’Sullivan.  Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

An additional obstetrician is to be appointed to St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny as part of the rollout of abortion services to its maternity unit. Th(...)

A speculum is a tool used by doctors to investigate bodily orifices and is used by gynaecologists to open the vagina for examination. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA

Consent is a central principle of healthcare and medical research globally. Patients have to be in a position to give informed consent to any treatmen(...)

Obstetrician and gynaecologist Prof Ray O’Sullivan says he did not feel he needed to obtain consent before carrying out tests on five women patients last year. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

A report into the failure of a senior hospital consultant at St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny, to obtain consent before carrying out gynaecological “explo(...)

Current uptake of the HPV vaccine is about 62 per cent nationally in the schools programme. Photograph:  Joe Raedle/ Getty Images

Almost two-thirds of people do not realise that males and females are at equal risk of HPV (human papillomavirus) infection, according to new research(...)

Facebook says it is refusing referendum advertisements that originate from outside Ireland. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

It is no exaggeration to say that a key political narrative of the past three years has been the extent to which two of the biggest companies in the w(...)

Every year 335 women and 85 men in Ireland are diagnosed with a HPV-related cancer

Most Irish people are unaware the human papillomavirus (HPV) can cause cancer or that a vaccine exists to prevent these forms of the disease, accordin(...)

St Luke’s General Hospital had been one of the better-performing hospitals in terms of alleviating overcrowding in recent times. Photograph: Eric Luke

A “triple whammy” of bed cuts, GP cuts and restricted access has been blamed for high numbers of patients waiting on trolleys at St Luke’s Hospital in(...)

Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Peter Van Geene at the the Medical Council fitness-to-practise inquiry at Kingram House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A Medical Council inquiry has resumed into allegations of poor professional performance by a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, Dr Peter Van G(...)

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