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(...)

Cora Sherlock: criticised the proposed abortion law which will compel anti-abortion doctors to refer women to colleagues willing to carry out the procedure. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland’s anti-abortion movement has not been defeated and the State will again have a law restricting abortion similar to the Eighth Amendment, the M(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris committed to the introduction of exclusion zones outside facilities providing abortion services. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Medical professionals who have a conscientious objection to providing abortions will be legally obliged to refer patients, under legislation published(...)

Former president of Ireland, Dr Mary McAleese, and her husband, Martin McAleese, at a Service of Choral Evensong in Christ Church Cathedral. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Former president of Ireland Mary McAleese last Thursday returned to old habits, becoming once again the interviewer that she was during her TV career (...)

Former president Mary McAleese: ‘I had no hesitation at the end of the day, when it came to the vote. I absolutely voted ‘Yes’.’ Photograph: Getty

Former president Mary McAleese has said she voted in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment with a “heart and a half” and that she had no intention (...)

It is hoped mandatory post-mortem examinations will prevent  maternal deaths like Savita Halappanavar

Legislation mandating inquests into all maternity deaths has been delayed, more than one year after it was promised in the Dáil. The Department of J(...)

RTÉ received 1,277 complaints in relation to the controversial ‘Claire Byrne Live Referndum Special’ programme broadcast on May 14th last.

RTÉ received 1,277 complaints in relation to the controversial Claire Byrne Live Referndum Special programme broadcast on May 14th last. Approximate(...)

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