Donnelly: Maternity services 'on their knees'

Safer maternity care, better supports and increased staffing levels are needed to tackle a “very serious gender discrimination” in health services.

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Fianna Fáil calls for independent inquiry into Holles Street termination case

Fianna Fáil's Health spokesperson Stephen Donnelly has said that the Minister for Health needs to ensure that an investigation into the case of a woman whose pregnancy was terminated because of a misleading test result is completely independent and is conducted by experts.

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National Maternity Hospital to be extended despite plans for relocation

The National Maternity Hospital is building a multimillion-euro extension, despite preparations to move it to a new location

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Simon Harris: New maternity hospital to be free from religious influence

The disputes and delays that have dogged the development of a new National Maternity Hospital (NMH) appear at an end after the health minister cleared the way for the process to proceed.

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Sisters of Charity will have no role in new maternity hospital - St Vincent's Healthcare Group

A rally was held in Dublin city centre at the weekend calling for the hospital to be fully publicly owned.

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Husband and son awarded €650,000 for shock after mum died following C-section

The husband and son of a woman who died at the National Maternity Hospital hours after undergoing an emergency Caesarean section to deliver her baby have settled for €650,000 their High Court action for nervous shock.

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Campaigners say Catholic involvement in new National Maternity Hospital must be avoided

Claims that services at the new National Maternity Hospital will be free from religious influence cannot truthfully be made.

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New maternity hospital delay is an opportunity

A reworked plan is required to ensure public funding is spent on an authentic national maternity hospital in public ownership and under public control, writes Marie O’Connor.

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Latest: Simon Harris asks for more time to ‘tease out’ maternity hospital issues

There is a warning that the new National Maternity Hospital still will not have clinical independence.

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National Maternity Hospital: Board learned of ownership change through media

Latest: A member of the board of St Vincent's Healthcare Group says they found out the Sisters of Charity is divesting its interests in the organisation through the media.

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Traffic concerns over new National Maternity Hospital

It is feared the new National Maternity Hospital will bring south Dublin's traffic to a halt.

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Minister claims resolving issue of who owns new National Maternity Hospital will be difficult

The Health Minister Simon Harris says he hopes that talks on the ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital can be substantially completed by the end of the month.

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National Maternity Hospital: 'No defence to a religious organisation having any role whatsoever'

Pressure is continuing to mount on the Health Minister over the ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital.

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Latest: 'National Maternity Hospital needs to be owned by the State'

LATEST: Up to 1,500 people have protested in Dublin over the ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital.

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National Maternity Hospital issue will be resolved 'in the interests of the Irish people'

Minister for Disability Finian McGrath has refused to say if ownership of the National Maternity Hospital is a red-line issue for the Independent Alliance.

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Harris says month to examine ownership of National Maternity Hospital will help him get it 'absolutely right'

The Health Minister says giving him an extra month to examine the ownership model of the National Maternity Hospital will help him get it "absolutely right".

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LATEST: Minster says people need to understand what is really going on with National Maternity Hospital

Latest: The Government chief whip says some of the comments surrounding the new national maternity hospital are very "misleading".

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Disputed National Maternity Hospital site may be leased by State

The Government is considering a long-term lease, with a nominal rent, for the site of the proposed new National Maternity Hospital, writes Juno McEnroe.

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Latest: Minister for Health asks for time to pursue 'acceptable solutions' to maternity hospital controversy

Latest:The Minister for Health Simon Harris has asked for "time to pursue solutions" to the ownership controversy of the new National Maternity Hospital.

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Latest: Fine Gael TD calls on Government to buy maternity hospital land from religious order

LATEST:A Government TD has broken ranks to call on Health Minister Simon Harris to consider buying the €300m land on which the new National Maternity Hospital will be built in a bid to end the escalating scandal.

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Latest: Board 'totally supportive' of move to St Vincent's site

LATEST: The board of the National Maternity Hospital has reiterated support for the agreement for it to move to the St Vincent's Hospital campus..

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WATCH: Board of Holles Street re-endorses national maternity hospital move after 3 hour meeting

LATEST: The board of Holles Street hospital has passed a motion re-endorsing the national maternity hospital's move to the St Vincent's Hospital campus.

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