Coombe Hospital

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Incontinence: ‘I remember thinking, they can put people on the moon but they can’t fix this.’ Photograph: iStock

Anna’s story: I played a lot of netball in school and was picked for the Irish squad at one stage. Then, quite young, I found myself pregnant, which (...)

“The day after Bobby died, a ‘Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep’ photographer arrived to take the most precious photos we will ever have... it was one of the most difficult things we have ever had to do.”

The words of this article have been spinning around in my head for quite some time; amongst grief and loss and making sense of life again. It took a (...)

Debbie and Gary Devane with their children,  Zack (8), Ryan (17), Sophia and Pippa (4), and Josh (14), at their home in Portarlington, Co Laois. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

After Debbie Devane gave birth to very premature twins at 24 weeks in 2012, it was little surprise to her that she was pale and exhausted in the year (...)

Most maternity care in Ireland is obstetrician-led care in hospitals, but with midwives in attendance during labour and birth.

While many changes are promised by the National Maternity Strategy published in January, birthing options, and conditions, currently vary greatly acro(...)

Maree Butler and Eoin Byrne, parents of baby Darragh Byrne,  who died four days after birth. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A baby boy who died days after his birth may have suffered a brain injury a week before he was born, an inquest has heard. In evidence described as “(...)

Minister for Health  Leo Varadkar: “I meet people where I have a particular role and can add something and there is a particular purpose to the meeting.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The death of a baby 23 years ago following a botched delivery at the Coombe hospital was only reported to the coroner in recent months. The Dáil also(...)

Stephen and Catherina McGarry. Photograph:

The Coombe hospital has apologised to a Dublin couple over the death of their baby in a botched delivery more than two decades ago. The hospital admit(...)

Plan includes €10 million to be spent on  new national cancer strategy

The Government is to allocate nearly €40 million for new health initiatives next year, including cancer services and facilities for school leavers w(...)

A baby girl was delivered overnight on the M50 by paramedics from Dublin Fire Brigade.

A baby girl was delivered overnight on the M50 by paramedics from Dublin Fire Brigade. An ambulance was called at 3.25am to Junction 4 southbound and(...)

The birth occurred at the Coombe Hospital in 2007.

A young boy who sued the Coombe hospital in Dublin over the circumstances of his birth has settled his action for €2.15 million. Calum Taaffe has seve(...)

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