Dr Chris Fitzpatrick resigned from the board overseeing the relocation of the hospital to a religious-owned site. Photograph Brenda Fitzsimons

The HSE says it regrets the decision by former master of the Coombe Dr Chris Fitzpatrick to resign from his role in planning the relocation of the Nat(...)

Dr Fitzpatrick has resigned from the board overseeing the relocation of the hospital to a religious-owned site at St Vincent’s. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The HSE says it regrets the decision by former master of the Coombe Dr Chris Fitzpatrick to resign from his role in planning the relocation of the Nat(...)

Dr Chris Fitzpatrick has stepped down from the  board planning the relocation of the National Maternity Hospital.  File photograph: Garrett White/Collins

Plans to relocate the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) to a religious-owned site at St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin have suffered a fresh (...)

National Maternity Hospital: The Government believes the ownership structure of the new hospital will have to be changed in response to public concern.

The €300 million move of the National Maternity Hospital to a religious-owned site at St Vincent’s University Hospital is back on track after both ins(...)

Dr Chris Fitzpatrick: “Consideration should be given to handing over the ownership of the site cost-free.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The proposed transfer of the National Maternity Hospital to a religious-owned site at St Vincent’s Hospital is inappropriate and insensitive, accordin(...)

 Albinia Brodrick, in a spectacular mid-life reinvention, changed her name to Gobnait Ní Bhruadair

One of the great clichés of Ireland’s Civil War is that it divided “brother against brother”. Less often heard is that it divided brother against sist(...)

Master of the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin Dr Rhona Mahony said the rate of terminations had remained unchanged at Holles Street since new legislation  commenced in 2014. Photograph:  Eric Luke

The flood of women claiming to be suicidal in order to procure terminations in Ireland never opened following the introduction of the Protection of L(...)

Caravaggio, “The Taking of Christ”. On indefinite loan to the National Gallery of Ireland from the Jesuit Community, Dublin

The subject of Walter Paget’s Birth of the Irish Republic, and the future obstetrician who appeared in it (Irishman’s Diary, November 26th), brought m(...)

Walter Paget: Birth of the Irish Republic

Events in the GPO during Easter 1916 have often been described as the “birth of the Irish republic”. That’s even the title of a painting by Walter Pag(...)

Prof Chris Fitzpatrick says it can be demoralising to see hard-working colleagues pilloried without the right to redress because of confidentiality rules. Photograph: Frank Miller

The results for mothers and babies in Ireland compare well with equivalent high-income countries – but behind the figures are outcomes that should nev(...)

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