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Last year
Parents asked to bring baby's body out back entrance of hospital, inquest told
Baby Kevin McNeill died at the National Maternity Hospital on 17 February 2019.
Green Party suspends two TDs who supported Sinn Féin motion on public ownership of NMH
Losing the two TDs reduces the the government’s majority to just one vote.
Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
Explainer: Where 'clinically appropriate' stands as Government green lights NMH deal
The term has been defined in the government’s decision but not the legal documents of the agreement.
Taoiseach denies 'sham' debate and says arguments against NMH move to St Vincent's 'didn't hold up'
Despite calls for a further delay, the plan was approved by Cabinet this morning.
The plan was approved by Cabinet this morning and described by Minister Stephen Donnelly as 'a milestone'.
Members of the Oireachtas Health Committee had asked for a further delay in Cabinet approval, saying more consultation was required.
One member, Róisín Shortall of the SocDems, called the last two weeks of debate "a sham and a charade".
SVHG says 'clinically appropriate' could be removed from NMH plan but Taoiseach says there are no changes
Master of NMH says he can't understand 'vitriol of opposition' to new maternity hospital
Consultant obstetrician: Women of Ireland deserve modern maternity care - we're listening to them
Professor Mary Higgins of the National Maternity Hospital says the health of Irish women is driving need for a new campus.
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
Hundreds protest over NMH as Harris says it's wrong to suggest Catholic influence at hospital
The former Health Minister said “abortion services will be provided” at the new facility.
National Maternity Hospital: Health Committee asks Donnelly for further delay of Cabinet decision
The Minister for Health suggested during today’s meeting that a further pause was not likely.
'If you don't trust me, fine, but trust hospital doctors': Taoiseach says NMH must go ahead
Mary Lou McDonald urged the Taoiseach to convince St Vincent’s Healthcare Group to gift the NMH land to the State.
Government will press ahead with plans for new maternity hospital
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said there was an urgent need for the new hospital.
Q&A: What are the issues surrounding the National Maternity Hospital moving to St Vincent's?
A report by
Céimin Burke
A range of questions are hanging over the relocation plan.
‘No guarantee’ that maternity hospital CPO would be successful – Donnelly
Transport Minister Eamon Ryan said further delay would not be the right choice.
All time
Fresh proposals on control of the new NMH site 'smoke and mirrors', campaign group says
The Campaign Against Church Ownership Of Women’s Healthcare said the proposals were aimed to deflect from concerns around the ownership of the site.
NMH able to ease maternity restrictions as 'huge amount of development' done in recent years
That’s according to Peter Boylan, former master of the National Maternity Hospital.
Tánaiste says government has not considered alternative sites for the National Maternity Hospital
Varadkar said the government wants to own the hospital, and “ideally the land”.
'Babies don't wait': How the National Maternity Hospital coped in the early days of Covid
Mary Brosnan, the director of nursing & midwifery, writes: “Babies wait for no one, even in a pandemic they will be born.”
Simon Harris said he was 'appalled' by protesters outside the National Maternity Hospital today
Harris responded to a tweet and said he was committed to implementing exclusion zones.
'There's a relentless focus on us in the media': Why it's so hard to retain midwives
At a recent conference, representatives from the maternity sector spoke about how negative media coverage affects morale.
National Maternity Hospital to seek injunction against inquiry into Malak Thawley's death
If granted, the injunction will prevent the inquiry from proceeding until the hospital’s judicial review challenge has been determined.
Hiqa publishes terms of reference into investigation prompted by the death of pregnant woman
Thawley (34) died at the Dublin hospital on 8 May 2016 during surgery for an ectopic pregnancy.
Pictures: Over 1,500 protest against Sisters of Charity owning maternity hospital
Campaign organisation Uplift presented a viral petition printed on 50 feet sheets of card to the gathered crowd.
'Complete outrage': Protest against Sisters of Charity owning maternity hospital happening today
A petition against the order owning the hospital has been signed by over 100,000 people.
'There is a long history of intermingling of church and State funds with respect to St Vincent's'
Even in 1973 this was an intricate issue to untangle, writes solicitor Elizabeth Fitzgerald.
St Vincent's board remains 'totally supportive' of plans for new National Maternity Hospital
The board said last Friday it was reviewing its role in the project in light of the public outcry.
Here is the deal reached by St Vincent's and Holles Street over the new National Maternity Hospital
The agreement reached in November between the two hospitals was released today to the public.
St Vincent's chairman: Any legal medical procedure will be carried out at new maternity hospital
The National Maternity Hospital project has been mired in controversy in recent weeks.
Religious order that owes millions to abuse survivors given ownership of new maternity hospital
A new company will be set up to govern the new maternity hospital.
A history of symphysiotomy: the impact of Catholic ethics on Irish medicine
Extracts from a recent article by Jacqueline Morrissey published in History Ireland.