Karen McEvoy and her partner Barry Kelly

Media coverage of the forthcoming inquest into the death of a young mother, a week after giving birth, would be “extremely important” for all women ac(...)

Artwork by Nevercrew who will be taking part in the Waterford Walls festival

Twenty years ago, street art and graffiti crews were undisputed troublemakers. The public looked on in outrage at signs and tags appearing on derelict(...)

Yes campaigners during the abortion referendum count at Dublin Castle last May. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Southern Taskgroup on Abortion and Reproductive Topics (Start), an organisation representing 250 abortion providers, recently estimated that they (...)

 Local election candidate for Cabra-Glasnevin, Declan Meenagh, Labour,  canvassing Michael Bergin, in the Phibsborough area of Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Politics starts with the local. In 2005, Declan Meenagh got his first taste of on-the-ground campaigning after Dublin City Council turned off audible (...)

The Health Service Executive  says the €4.1 million provided for the National Maternity Strategy  this year is the “existing level of service funding” needed to pay for posts approved in previous years. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

Funding for new developments in the National Maternity Strategy has been halted, just three years after the plan was unveiled by then minister for hea(...)

Karen McEvoy (24), from Tallaght, who died in Naas General Hospital of suspected sepsis on Christmas day 2018, one week after giving birth in the Coombe hospital.

Three separate investigations are now under way into the death of Karen McEvoy (24), a mother of three suspected of dying of sepsis a week after givin(...)

During the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, many were moved and delighted at the tribute paid to the NHS. I remember the recently ousted (...)

Actor Emma Watson:  ‘You didn’t want to become the face of a movement,’ she writes. Photograph: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

The English actor Emma Watson, best known for playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, has written an open letter honouring Savita Halappan(...)

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition triggered when infection in the blood stream overwhelms the body’s immune system. Photograph: ,Getty Images

The number of hospital patients dying from sepsis, the life-threatening condition triggered when infection in the blood stream overwhelms the body’s i(...)

 Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health,  insisted the purpose of a further investigation into the National Maternity Hospital was to find answers to questions which had not been answered. Photograph: Collins Courts

The State’s chief medical officer has denied a plan to co-locate the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) with St Vincent’s in Dublin has been put on hol(...)

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