Siobhan Whelan

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Siobhán Whelan and her husband Andrew pictured with a photograph of their son Conor James Whelan at his inquest at Cavan courthouse in 2016. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

A Medical Council fitness to practice committee has halted an inquiry into a complaint by a woman who claimed a vaginal procedure carried out on her i(...)

 Siobhan Whelan and her husband Andrew pictured with a photograph of their son Conor James Whelan at his inquest at Cavan courthouse in 2016. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

Two midwives with Cavan General Hospital have told a Medical Council fitness to practice inquiry they would stop a doctor conducting a procedure on a (...)

The hearing before the fitness-to-practise committee of the Medical Council opened on Monday. Image: Google

A dispute over whether consent was given for intrusive procedures is the focus of a medical practice hearing involving a woman whose son died 17 hours(...)

Rosa (for Reproductive rights, against Oppression, Sexism and Austerity) activists highlight a RedC/Amnesty poll. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland will face further cases before the United Nations if it fails to change abortion laws, an Oireachtas committee has been advised. The committe(...)

Outside the Department of the Taoiseach in 2015, over 80 suitcases signify the number of women who travel to the UK to access a safe and legal abortion. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government has paid €30,000 in compensation to a woman who travelled to the UK for an abortion after a diagnosis of fatal foetal abnormality. Sio(...)

The Guardian hailed Leo Varadkar’s appointment as evidence of “a new, progressive Ireland”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

If you only ever read the international headlines about this small, damp island of ours, you might be lulled into congratulating yourself for living i(...)

Margaret Atwood, author of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ – the novel about a totalitarian theocracy that has now been made into a TV series – is a regular visitor to Irish shores. Maybe she comes here for research. Photograph: George Kraychyk/Hulu

It feels as if Ireland would do anything other than allow women to hold their fate in their own hands. As a country we have ceded decisions about wome(...)

Leo Varadkar: it will almost certainly fall to the incoming taoiseach to decide when and in what form to proceed with a referendum on abortion. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The United Nations again excoriates Ireland for failing to provide abortion to a woman whose baby had a fatal foetal abnormality; details emerge of a(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Minister for Health Simon Harris has stressed his desire to see a referendum to repeal the eighth amendment of the Constitution next year. Mr Harris (...)

When Siobhán Whelan returned to Wexford for the records, the report says, some staff were insensitive to her. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Siobhán Whelan was in the 20th week of her second pregnancy in January 2010 when an ultrasound scan at Wexford General Hospital revealed her baby had (...)

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