In May 2012, then minister for health Dr James Reilly described the proposed patient safety authority as “a key component” of his health reform programme. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Government has dropped plans to establish a patient safety authority on a statutory basis, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has confirmed.The authority was (...)

Last month, a Department of Health report into the deaths of four infants between 2007 and 2012 found maternity services at the hospital could not be regarded as safe and sustainable under current governance arrangements.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

An independent review into the death of a fifth baby at the Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise will start shortly, with “appropriate” inp(...)

Roisin and Mark Molloy who went to Leinster House earlier this year  seeking cross-party support for a Hiqa inquiry into all baby deaths in Portlaoise hospital. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) has published the terms of reference for its investigation into maternity services at the M(...)

MInister for Health Dr James Reilly is hugged by Natasha Molyneaux (mother of one of the infants who died)following the Department of Health press conference on Portlaoise Maternity Services last week.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Staffing levels contributed to failings in maternity services at the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise but did not explain the attitude a(...)

Prof Freddie Wood: “One of the key issues emerging from our research and discussions was the need for leadership in putting agreed values for good professional practice consistently into action.” Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

It is entirely appropriate that the main thrust of the Medical Council’s five-year strategy is centred on patient safety. With the indefe(...)

Prof John Crown: said he was very troubled by a central message of the report on the deaths of babies at Portlaoise hospital.  Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A call has been made to ensure Taoiseach Enda Kenny raises the issue of the undocumented Irish and immigration re(...)

Report  was drawn up by Department of Health’s chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The maternity service at the Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise cannot be regarded as safe and sustainable within its curren(...)

 Róisín Molloy listens to MInister for Health James  Reilly during the Department of Health press conference on Portlaoise Midland Regional Hospital Maternity Services, yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Portlaoise hospital is broken but will be fixed, Minister for Health James Reilly has pledged. Dr Reilly s(...)

Roisin and Mark Molloy at Leinster House earlier this month seeking cross-party support for independent Hiqa inquiries into all baby deaths in Portlaoise hospital. Photograph: Eric Luke

Families whose babies died in the maternity unit at the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise have welcomed recommendations to address what t(...)

The Taoiseach defended Minister for Justice Alan Shatter in the face of criticism at Opposition leaders’ questions

The Taoiseach defended Minister for Justice Alan Shatter in the face of criticism at Opposition leaders’ questions. Enda Kenny (...)

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