Peter Boylan

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The decision  represents a huge victory for ‘people power’, expressed in demonstrations like that (above) at  the Department of Health last month. Photograph: Alan Betson

The announcement by the Sisters of Charity that they are ending their involvement with St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin after 183 years is a major turn(...)

Former master of the National Maternity Hospital Dr Peter Boylan said the thanks of the State should go to the Sisters of Charity for their “brave decision” and to the Minister for Health. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The former master of the National Maternity Hospital Peter Boylan has said he feels personally vindicated by the decision of the Religious Sisters of (...)

Prominent Catholic theologian Fr Gabriel Daly opposes ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital by the Sisters of Charity.

Prominent Catholic theologian Fr Gabriel Daly has supported Dr Peter Boylan in opposing ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital (NMH) by the (...)

After initial reluctance within the HSE, over 200 complaints were referred to a review team chaired by Dr Peter Boylan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The HSE Maternity Clinical Complaints Review is the sixth report sparked by the tragedy of a series of unnecessary baby deaths in Portlaoise hospital,(...)

Patient Focus has been dealing with the families of babies who died at Portlaoise hospital since 2012

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has apologised to 14 families over the handling of their births, including eight in which a baby died, as recommend(...)

‘The incidents found during the review were previously unknown and unreported, and came to light “accidentally”, according to Patient Focus, which participated in the review.’ Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Health Service Executive should apologise to 14 families over the handling of births, including eight in which a baby died, according to a newly-p(...)

Dr Peter Boylan former Master of the National Maternity Hospital. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Moves to give the Minister for Health a casting vote on the board of the new national maternity hospital are “completely bonkers,” the former master o(...)

Pope Francis told the US Congress in 2015 the aim of politics was to protect, with law, “the image and likeness fashioned by God on every human face”. Photograph: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Peter Boylan recalls that while training in London his views on abortion began to change. In discussions with a Jewish colleague about foetal abnormal(...)

Dr Rhona Mahony, Master, National Maternity Hospital: The need for the new National Maternity Hospital at St Vincent’s in Elm Park is “unarguable”. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

In a weekend interview the Master at Holles Street Hospital in Dublin, Rhona Mahony, was clear. The need for the new National Maternity Hospital at St(...)

Former master of the Coombe Dr Chris Fitzpatrick: “I have direct experience of terminating pregnancies in order to save the life of the mother.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

One of Ireland’s leading obstetricians has said the termination of pregnancies to save the mother had been taking place in maternity hospitals across (...)

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