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Dr Michael O’Connell will be the 32nd Master of the Coombe Hospital, which will celebrate its bi-centenary in 2026.

The Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital has appointed Dr Michael O’Connell to be its next master. Dr O’Connell, a consultant obstetrician (...)

Nicola Cox and her husband, Ross Coghlan, with a photo of baby Luke who died soon after birth at Holles Street maternity hospital in 2016. Photograph: Laura Hutton / The Irish Times

A Dublin couple whose baby died shortly after birth say the way they were treated by the hospital was unacceptable and it seemed as if their baby’s de(...)

The Coombe began providing abortion services last month after calling for a delay in introducing the procedure. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Coombe hospital in Dublin is seeking a new head as the existing master, Dr Sharon Sheehan, completes her seven-year term this year. One of the la(...)

Dearbhail McDonald hosts Fertility Shock

There comes the briefest beat of reassurance in Dearbhail McDonald’s documentary Fertility Shock (RTÉ One, Monday, 9.35pm), a programme whose concerns(...)

Prof Shane Higgins’s period as master master of the NMH is expected to see it move from its current location at Holles Street to the campus of St Vincent’s University Hospital at Elm Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Prof Shane Higgins has been inaugurated as the new master of the National Maternity Hospital (NMH). He takes over from Dr Rhona Mahony, whose seven-ye(...)

The National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The National Maternity Hospital has issued invitations to a Catholic Mass to mark the inauguration of its new Master, Prof Shane Higgins, on January 1(...)

 Flowers and a memorial on Balbriggan Beach pictured this afternoon, where the body of an infant baby girl, ‘Belle’ was discovered at the weekend. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins

The baby girl whose body was found on a beach in Balbriggan in north Co Dublin at the weekend was stillborn, a postmortem has found. Gardaí are due (...)

James Menton, chairman of St Vincent’s Healthcare Group, Minister for Health Simon Harris and Dr Rhona Mahony at the site of the new National Maternity Hospital in March 2017. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

St Vincent’s Healthcare Group has insisted the Sisters of Charity will have no role in the management of the new National Maternity Hospital when it m(...)

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The co-leader of the Social Democrats Róisín Shortall has claimed that the nuns “haven’t gone away” from the new maternity hospital. Speaking at a ra(...)

Dr Rhona Mahony said it was unfortunate that a lot of people thought nuns were going to be running the new facility. File photograph: Eric Luke

The outgoing master of the National Maternity Hospital has said there will be no religious involvement at all in the proposed new maternity hospital o(...)

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