Simon Carswell

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Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists chairman Dr Peter Boylan: “That sort of behaviour brings the medical profession into disrepute and it damages the trust between patents and doctors: one of the pillars on which the relationship is built.” File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Doctors who made misogynistic remarks to women or families in the CervicalCheck non-disclosure controversy should apologise, Institute of Obstetrician(...)

Vicky Phelan leaving Government buildings this afternoon. Photo: Nick Bradshaw

Failures to tell patients fully about their medical histories show that doctors “absolutely” still have a God complex, a representative of the familie(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said it was regrettable some of findings from the Scally report had emerged before families were briefed.

Minister for Health Simon Harris said he will consider the view of the public health expert asked to investigate the CervicalCheck controversy that a (...)

President Michael D Higgins praised the achievements of the women’s movement at the   in Dublin Castle on Sunday night. Photograph:   Gareth Chaney Collins

The proportion of women in national parliaments will be a key measure of success in achieving gender equality and would “spur, in turn, further progre(...)

Fine Gael Senator Neale Richmond said: “Such a spike is clearly tied to the Brexit referendum and the uncertainty that has prevailed since the vote.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The number of British nationals becoming naturalised Irish citizens has surged since the UK voted to leave the European Union in 2016, new figures sho(...)

 Frances O’Keeffe, one of  Concern’s longest-serving volunteers and a board member of the 50-year-old humanitarian group. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov / Photocall Ireland

Frances O’Keeffe, a public health nurse, has lost count of the number of times she has gone overseas with Concern Worldwide, helping the world’s poor (...)

 Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, speaking during the World Meeting of Families, at the RDS Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Like an opening act at a rock festival, Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, warmed up the Catholics at the World Meeting of Fa(...)

Fr Seán Donohoe,  left, and Conor Hickey of Crosscare  during a panel discussion on homelessness at the World Meeting of Families at the RDS in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The homelessness crisis has reached “huge proportions” and a level that was “unheard of” three years ago, the chief executive of a social support agen(...)

Almost a decade after the banking crisis, the trust of bank customers has been shaken again by the tracker-mortgage scandal. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

You would not expect a conversation over a pint in a sleepy Connemara hotel after a day of fishing to be earth-shattering, but one such fireside chat (...)

Papal Cross in Phoenix Park: It took less than two weeks for tickets to the closing Mass of the pope’s six-day visit to be booked out, with 400,000 snapped up in the first 48 hours. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

All 500,000 tickets for the Mass that Pope Francis will celebrate in the Phoenix Park in Dublin on his visit next month have been taken up, the organi(...)

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