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 St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The dignified retreat by the Sisters of Charity from the quagmire that is St Vincent’s Hospital clarifies things somewhat. It confirms what was obviou(...)

 Theresa May appears on a joint Channel 4 and Sky News general election programme. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/Pool/Reuters

1. New law may take kids’ names off school waiting lists Parents who have put down their children’s names years in advance for fee-paying secondary s(...)

Maternity hospital protests: the Sisters of Charity’s decision to quit healthcare was hastened by the public reaction to reports that the order would have owned the new National Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Well, that was a surprise. Not that the Religious Sisters of Charity have withdrawn from healthcare. But that they have done so now. The agreement r(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Cllr Brendan Carr.

The Lord Mayor of Dublin Cllr Brendan Carr has accused the Minister for Health of “living on another planet” over the new maternity hospital. Cllr Ca(...)

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 (...)

A petition  against the Sisters of Charity  owning the new NMH has had more than 100,000 signatures. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

More than 1,500 people marched under glorious Dublin sunshine on Sunday calling on the Government to ensure the new National Maternity Hospital (NMH) (...)

Pope Francis is due to visit Ireland in the summer of 2018.

Concerns about the possible intervention of the Vatican in the future ownership and ethos of the new National Maternity Hospital (NMH) have been raise(...)

Maternity hospital will have full clinical independence – Kenny 1:23

The proposed national maternity hospital will have full clinical independence, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. His comments follow the recent controve(...)

Bishop Kevin Doran: said that he had not been talking about the proposed new National Maternity Hospital at St Vincent’s in Dublin when he spoke to the Sunday Times, but, rather, had spoken “in general terms”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Bishop Kevin Doran may have been speaking “in general terms” last Sunday about healthcare provision in Catholic-run institutions, but he accurately re(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: “What we want to do there is to put in place a legally waterproof situation where it’ll be perfectly clear for everybody that what’s at stake here are proper world-class facilities for expectant mothers and for pregnant women.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the Government will ensure the transfer of ownership of the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) to the religious-owned St (...)

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