The study, published in the Irish Medical Journal, show one in eight 40-42-year-olds succeeded in becoming pregnant with IVF or similar treatment, compared with just one in 20 in the 43-45 year age group. Photograph: Purestock/Getty Images

The proportion of women in their forties attending the State’s oldest fertility treatment centre has more than doubled in less than 20 years, accordi(...)

A woman increases her chances of pregnancy by being a normal weight. Photograph: Thinkstock

Achieving a healthy weight is the most effective intervention any overweight or obese woman can make to help her to become pregnant. It also increases(...)

Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Peter Van Geene during the Medical Council fitness-to-practise inquiry at Kingram House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

An obstetrician accused of poor professional performance should have stopped carrying out hysterectomies if there were repeated complications, a Medic(...)

Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Peter Van Geene outside of a fitness to practice inquiry. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Two women had their wombs needlessly removed, an expert witness has told a medical council fitness to practice inquiry. Yesterday was the fifth day o(...)

The future of the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise is unclear.

A decision on the future of the emergency department at Portlaoise hospital has been put off until the autumn at the earliest. Minister for Health Leo(...)

Herbert Hill is just minutes from Dundrum Town Centre. Photograph: Frank Miller

Herbert Hill, perhaps Dundrum’s finest remaining residential property, is facing redevelopment following a recent planning application submitted by Ta(...)

Each Saturday on we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

A walk in St Stephen’s Green will be led by the head gardener, starting from the Fusiliers’ Arch at the top of Grafton St at 10.30am. Photograph: Eric Luke

Dublin Garden Squares Day, organised by the Dublin Civic Trust this Saturday, June 20th is a fantastic opportunity to explore the natural and built he(...)

Ann Marie Taylor with her son Jayden (2): During her time in Ashleigh House, Coolmine’s residential centre for women, Taylor was one of the first mothers to pilot a 10-week Parenting Under Pressure (PUP) programme. Photograph: Eric Luke

Living on the streets of Cork and pregnant with her fifth child after the older four had been taken into care, the future looked bleak for Anne Mar(...)

Sarah Costigan, Director of Development, and Joanna Perry, (left) curator of the exhibition, with a self portrait of Christy Brown. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Since the film My Left Foot became an Oscar-winning sensation 25 years ago, the real Christy Brown has become obscured by the fictional one played by (...)

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