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 Rebecca Price  and Patrick Kiely: The couple is calling for an independent inquiry to establish the full facts of what happened to them, how many other times this tragedy has happened, and for consistent implementation of standards to prevent it ever happening again.   Photograph: Collins Courts

A  “never event” in medicine is a preventable error so serious that it should never happen. The Merrion Fetal Health Clinic – owned by five consu(...)

Rebecca Price and Patrick Kiely   pictured outside the Four Courts after the settlement of their High Court action for damages. Photograph: Collins Courts

A couple whose healthy pregnancy was terminated after they were wrongly advised of a fatal foetal abnormality are seeking an urgent meeting with the (...)

Brodie McWilliams Brown with his mother Jennifer McWilliams after his birth at four seconds past midnight  in the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin.

The first baby born in Ireland in 2021 was born at four seconds past midnight to a Covid-positive mother at the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) Holl(...)

Dáil told it seemed “more important for a father to be able to wet his baby’s head rather than to see his baby’s head”. Photograph: iStock

No Covid-19 maternal deaths in Ireland and a low rate of the virus among pregnant women signals that current visitor restrictions in hospitals are wor(...)

NMH Master Shane Higgins said his staff would ’be the first to acknowledge how difficult this has been for couples and mothers having to be on their own for ante-natal visits and scans’. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Restrictions put in place in the largest maternity hospital in the State, to protect against Covid-19, may be eased this week its master has said. P(...)

Prof Roy Philip, neonatologist at University Maternity Hospital Limerick, cites a dramatic drop in very low-weight babies being born at the hospital.  Photograph: Alan Place

Mandy Daly still wonders if she hadn’t got on to a plane, would she have not gone into premature labour and her daughter not had to cope with the comp(...)

The National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street: It has been trying to find a new home for decades. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The row over the transfer of the National Maternity Hospital to a site owned by a religious order was the biggest story in Irish health this century, (...)

Fears are growing within the NMH that the Government could withdraw its support from its move to St Vincent’s. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The head of the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) has warned its planned move to St Vincent’s hospital could be derailed by the “distraction” of (...)

The consultants  said they were ‘hugely excited’ at the relocation of the National Maternity Hospital at Holles Street to Elm Park. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Seven leading medical consultants in Dublin have said were “entirely satisfied” their clinical independence at the new National Maternity Hospital on (...)

A stellar cast of Irish rugby players have lined out to make sure the midwives of the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) and healthcare workers across the State know the country is standing shoulder to shoulder with them . Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A stellar cast of Irish rugby players have lined out to make sure the midwives of the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) and healthcare workers across (...)

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