Young women in Krakow, Poland hold banners reading ‘Not one more’ during a protest after a 30-year-old woman died of septic shock in her 22nd week of pregnancy. Photograph:  Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The death of a 30-year-old woman in Poland likened to the Savita Halappanavar case has sparked protests and candlelit vigils in an outpouring of oppos(...)

An artist’s impression of the new National Maternity Hospital. The move to the St Vincent’s campus in Dublin 4 has been in train since 2013 but has been mired in controversy

Coalition party leaders have yet to see the detail of a new deal on the National Maternity Hospital but there is optimism that the plans may be suffic(...)

One could be forgiven for believing enough had already been said and written about the repeal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution. Back in 201(...)

Sisters Róisín and Rachael Ingle. ‘Thank you, Rach’

Something that’s been a regular delight in the past few months has been taking delivery of the pandemic post. Whether it’s the arrival of a crucial pa(...)

Patient advocate Mark Molloy, pictured with his wife Roisin, said he feels ‘let down’ by Minister for Health Simon Harris and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar over the under-funding of the national maternity strategy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

One of two patient advocates on the board of the Health Service Executive (HSE) has resigned after only six months in protest at the “tokenistic” trea(...)

Sarah Browne: Report to an Academy (2016),  HD video 28 minutes. Courtesy: the artist

What should “equality” really mean for women? One argument suggests it demands support for women to achieve the same as men. Why is support required? (...)

When 2010 opened its bleary eyes, in the teeth of the last recession, it took our towns and cities a little while to catch up. People hang on, spend t(...)

Sepsis is triggered by infection, leading to organ malfunction and failure. Photograph: Getty

One in five patients who develop sepsis dies from the condition, and mortality rates are on the rise again after falling for almost a decade, a new re(...)

Hide and Seek in the Devil's Garden by Michael Hutter which will be shown by Gallery X

The temporary installation of a work by street artist and illustrator Joe Caslin in the Courtyard gallery at the National Gallery creates a stunning c(...)

Karen McEvoy died of suspected sepsis at Naas General Hospital on December 25th last.

HSE protocols drawn up following the death of Savita Halappanavar should be studied by legal representatives in advance of an inquest into the death o(...)

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