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# midwife - Saturday 23 March, 2019

'We've lost a warrior': Tributes paid after death of independent midwife Philomena Canning

Canning, who was suffering from terminal ovarian cancer, had been seeking damages from the HSE.

# midwife - Monday 6 August, 2018

Man appears in UK court charged with murder of midwife who went missing

Samantha Eastwood was missing for eight days.

# midwife - Thursday 22 October, 2015

Construction site to delivery room: How I became one of Ireland's few male midwives

Dan Oakes worked as a project manager building skyscrapers. But when the bust came along, he decided to retrain as a midwife.

# midwife - Thursday 23 July, 2015

The HSE is trying to entice Irish nurses back home with promises of money and contracts

It is seeking to attract up to 500 people and it is hoped it will encourage Irish nurses working abroad to come home.

# midwife - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Giving birth at home helped me to feel safe and in control

I want to raise awareness of the benefits of having a home birth in healthy pregnancies, with the hope that it will encourage more women to explore this option.

# midwife - Sunday 24 May, 2015

'Ireland's maternity units are facing chronic and dangerous understaffing'

Maternity staff are being asked to deal with far, far more births than they can safely handle in hospitals up and down the country.

# midwife - Friday 24 October, 2014

29 women still without midwives after withdrawal of midwife's insurance

Some of these women may now be forced to have their babies in hospital, rather than at home.

# midwife - Monday 22 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge Irish people watch a baby being born for the first time, and react predictably Call The Midwife

# midwife - Friday 6 September, 2013

Woman in home birth case faced with €10,000 legal bill

The High Court decided not to award legal costs against Aja Teehan but today she said her family is trying to raise the funds to pay their own significant legal bill.

# midwife - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Study: Better for women to be cared for by midwives than doctors when giving birth

Women who had midwife-led care had fewer epidurals, fewer episiotomies and were less likely to give birth early.

# midwife - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Column: For women giving birth in a war zone, I was more than just a midwife

Tens of thousands have died in the ongoing, bloody conflict in Syria to date – and those who remain live under constant threat of violence. Midwife Cathy Janssens writes about trying to bring new life into the world in such unstable circumstances.

# midwife - Monday 7 January, 2013

Graduate nurses should not accept 'insulting salary' - INMO HSE

Graduate nurses should not accept 'insulting salary' - INMO

The general secretary of the INMO hopes that a graduate boycott of the jobs on offer at the reduced rate will ‘force the HSE back to the table’.

# midwife - Saturday 5 January, 2013

Nurses protest plan to pay graduates '80 per cent salary' Pay

Nurses protest plan to pay graduates '80 per cent salary'

Around 500 nurses held a rally to protest the plans by the HSE to hire new nurses on lower pay.

# midwife - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Nurse staffing levels "critical", says INMO

The organisation said that nursing staffing levels in Ireland are at “critically low levels” compared to the UK.

# midwife - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Australia seeks Irish mental health nurses and midwives

The New South Wales health board has launched a new recruitment drive for 70 Irish nurses.

# midwife - Monday 29 October, 2012

Column: 11 things nobody tells you about giving birth

Some things you can learn from books, writes mother of three Deborah McCarthy – but not these.

# midwife - Thursday 28 June, 2012

Column: I had a home birth – and all mums should have the same option

Why shouldn’t women have the choice of giving birth at home? The belief that all mothers need to be in hospital is an urban myth, writes Eva-Louise Goussot.