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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(...)

James Menton, chairman of St Vincent’s University Hospital,  Minister for Health Simon Harris and Master of the National Maternity Hospital  Dr Rhona Mahony: new EU building rules could force the project to be redesigned, escalating the cost and threatening its future. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

This weekend, over five years after the project was unveiled to great political fanfare, not a brick has been laid in the development of Ireland’s lon(...)

Health officials say all women who could become pregnant should make taking folic acid a daily habit, irrespective of whether they are planning a pregnancy or not. Photograph: iStock

Expectant mothers have long been advised to avoid particular foods for the duration of their pregnancy. And it is also widely known that taking certai(...)

The National Charity for Deafness and Hearing Loss (formerly DeafHear) has been officially relaunched as ‘Chime’. Pictured at the relaunch announcement were comedian and actor Deirdre O’Kane and Lexie Noone (aged 5, from Kilnamanagh, Dublin). Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

1) Why Believe in Science? is the title of the Irish Cancer Society’s free public talk on Wednesday, November 14th from 6:15pm in the Carmelite Commun(...)

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