#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 12°C Wednesday 21 October 2020


# rotunda - Monday 27 April, 2020

Rotunda Hospital launches drive-through Covid-19 testing service for Dublin Fire Brigade staff

Same day results will be provided for paramedics and firefighters, the hospital said.

# rotunda - Thursday 2 January, 2020

'One in a million': Woman gives birth to identical triplets in Dublin's Rotunda Hospital

Annmarie Byrne-Ryan and David Ryan welcomed their three sons into the world yesterday.

# rotunda - Friday 20 December, 2019

'Heartwarming': Rotunda doctors raise €80,000 through public donations for vital hospital equipment

The funding will go towards an echocardiography machine in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

# rotunda - Thursday 19 December, 2019

'There would be a step back in care': Rotunda doctors forced to fundraise for vital ultrasound machine

A senior doctor at the hospital said they repeatedly rely on donations to fund essential equipment.

# rotunda - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Anti-smoking policy at two Dublin maternity hospitals being flouted by patients and visitors

In 2013, the Coombe, the Rotunda and the National Maternity Hospital became tobacco-free campuses.

# rotunda - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Simon Harris vows to meet Rotunda chief to discuss new wing to tackle 'safety crisis' for premature babies

An outbreak of infection recently saw eight babies affected – with the death of one infant referred to the coroner.

Rotunda urges Simon Harris to secure new hospital wing to tackle 'safety crisis' for premature babies Exclusive

The maternity hospital is earmarked to relocate to Blanchardstown but it doesn’t know when that will be.

# rotunda - Sunday 21 April, 2019

Ten out of 19 maternity units have abortion services in place

The HSE has said that “service demand remains within the predicted limits” in relation to abortion services.

# rotunda - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Graphic abortion posters displayed outside Rotunda again despite requests from hospital not to

The Irish Centre for Bioethical Reform conducted the displays outside the hospital today.

# rotunda - Friday 2 March, 2018

80 babies delivered at Holles St and Rotunda during storm ... including one Emma

No one has been called Beast or East though.

# rotunda - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Baby died due to toxic effects of cocaine, inquest told

Baby James was stillborn at the Rotunda.

# rotunda - Sunday 1 January, 2017

Say hello to the first babies born in Ireland in 2017

Twin boys were born in the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin at one second past midnight.

# rotunda - Friday 11 November, 2016

"It can be hard to cope" - Ireland wants parents of premature babies to get heavily involved in their care

A new guide for parents of pre-term children is to be launched today in Dublin.

# rotunda - Sunday 24 January, 2016

Baby Zoe Ireland Drake has made it home to the US after successful crowdfunding campaign

Zoe Ireland was born in Dublin after her US bound flight was diverted here when her mother’s waters broke prematurely

# rotunda - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Dublin's three maternity hospitals are being moved to pastures new

Planning permission for three new sites at major adult teaching hospitals will be submitted in the next 18 months.

# rotunda - Thursday 25 December, 2014

'A busy day for babies': Christmas newborns welcomed at Ireland's maternity hospitals

Azam Siddiqui was the first baby born on 25 December in Dublin.

# rotunda - Friday 12 December, 2014

Single-use injection vial 'used on multiple patients' in maternity hospital

Three maternity hospitals visited by inspectors were found to be clean but with some exceptions.

# rotunda - Friday 10 October, 2014

"Adverse publicity" warning over fatal foetal abnormality terminations

The Master of the Rotunda says that a growing number of women who travel for terminations in such cases are returning home halfway through their procedures.

# rotunda - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Three men, two with scars, are being hunted over a suspected sex attack in Dublin

The alleged attack happened on Sunday night at Cabra Park in Phibsborough.

# rotunda - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Rotunda master warns of 'intolerably high levels of activity' in hospital

The Head of the Department of Neonatology also said that the inability of the hospital to replace frontline staff is “starting to show its effect”.

# rotunda - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# rotunda - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

HSE investigating death of newborn baby boy

The baby was born last week at Cavan General Hospital but was later transferred to Dublin, where he died.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# rotunda - Monday 18 June, 2012

Clinic announces first Irish pregnancy from new fertility technique

The new method, called vitrification, involves the ultra-rapid freezing of embryos and oocytes (eggs).