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The thoroughly modern Irish barn. Photographs: Simon Mills

Nestled in the Co Antrim foothills, about 10 miles from Ballymena, is a thoroughly modern Irish barn that is a weekend bolt-hole for its owner Andrew (...)

Dr Peter McKenna said preventable brain damage in normally formed infants is the “single biggest risk” in the health service. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Negligence cases relating to maternity care make up more than half of the payouts made by the State, despite maternity services making up only 3 per c(...)

Mr Justice Frank Clarke will preside over the appeal concerning  the constitutional rights of the unborn. Photograph: Collins Courts

An appeal involving potentially the widest consideration by the Supreme Court of the extent of the constitutional rights of the unborn will open befor(...)

The seven-judge court’s decision on the appeal, which opens on February 21st, may affect the wording of this summer’s referendum on repeal of the Eighth Amendment

A team of six barristers – five women and one man – will represent the State in this month’s Supreme Court appeal potentially involving the courts’ (...)

Malak Thawley (35)died last May after a blood vessel was accidentally damaged during surgery for an ectopic pregnancy. Photograph: CM Haughey Solicitors

Lawyers for the family of a woman who died while undergoing surgery at the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin are seeking access to statements made(...)

A Medical Council  hearing is looking into claims a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist working at South Tipperary General Hospital wrongly diagnosed an ectopic pregnancy. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A gynaecologist has said a doctor at the heart of a Medical Council inquiry was “not entitled” to recommend medication that would end a mother’s early(...)

A consultant obstetrician at South Tipperary General Hospital wrongly diagnosed an ectopic pregnancy in a patient when it may have been viable, a Medical Council disciplinary hearing has heard. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto.

A Tipperary woman whose pregnancy was allegedly misdiagnosed has recalled how she responded to the news by wanting to “kill” anyone who harmed her bab(...)

 Dr Saleem Sharif outisde  the Medical Council Inquiry. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Cork-based GP has been found guilty of poor professional performance at the Medical Council for the second time in five years. Dr Saleem Sharif, wh(...)

Dr Saleem Sharif, a locum GP from Ballyphehane, is accused of poor professional performance. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A Cork-based doctor who failed to diagnose a potentially serious condition in a patient has pleaded guilty to poor professional performance at a fitne(...)

The late Malak Kuzbary Thawley with her husband Alan. File photograph: Facebook

A 35-year-old pregnant woman died due to a tear in the abdominal aorta during the course of laparoscopic surgery for an ectopic pregnancy, an inquest (...)

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