The Irish Prison Service said disciplinary action will be taken agains the inmates involved in a fight at Portlaoise Prison.

A prison officer was treated in hospital after he received an injury to his hand when he intervened in a dispute between two inmates at Portlaoise Pri(...)

A Health Service Executive report has found that staff at Portlaoise hospital sent the wrong placenta for testing following the stillbirth of a baby in the maternity unit.

Staff at Portlaoise hospital sent the wrong placenta for testing following the stillbirth of a baby in the maternity unit, a Health Service Executive(...)

 Portlaoise hospital. The families of babies who died at Portlaoise hospital may never find out if those responsible for the care of their children were disciplined by the health service, the head of the Health Service Executive has warned. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The families of babies who died at Portlaoise hospital may never find out if those responsible for the care of their children were disciplined by the (...)

The publication of the first monthly reports on safety and performance by the three Dublin maternity hospitals is a significant milestone in obstetric(...)

Two years ago, an RTÉ documentary reported on the deaths of five babies in Portlaoise, and scores of women have since come forward with their stories of adverse events in the maternity unit, including further deaths. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Major changes are to be made to a long-running investigation into a series of baby deaths at Portlaoise hospital in order to avert its collapse over l(...)

Two years after the cluster of deaths at Portlaoise hospital was revealed, no action has been taken to discipline staff

In Ireland, the best protection against proper investigation seems to be a white collar. In banking and planning, we have seen the difficulties that (...)

The Midlands Regional Hospital on Thursday apologised in the High Court to a couple whose baby son died at the Portlaoise hospital nine years ago.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The Midlands Regional Hospital on Thursday apologised in the High Court to a couple whose baby son died at the Portlaoise hospital nine years ago. “(...)

The Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaiose. Róisín Molloy, whose son Mark died in Portlaoise, told the launch the greatest apology she and other parents could get was to implement the new maternity  strategy. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Detailed information on the safety of the State’s 19 maternity units is to be published by the HSE next month. The statements will allow intending mo(...)

A file photograph of Dr Omar Hassan who faced allegations of professional misconduct and poor professional performance in relation to his care of patients during a Medical Council inquiry. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

A doctor has been found guilty of poor professional performance and professional misconduct on multiple counts at a fitness to practise inquiry. Dr O(...)

The Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) says services must share and act on information about patient safety incidents, and learn lessons to prevent similar incidents happening again.

Responsibility for collecting information about mishaps and errors in the health system should be given to a single independent body, the State’s heat(...)

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