Maternity service users outraged over planned closure of Cavan Midwifery-led Unit

Maternity service users are outraged at the news that Cavan MLU, one of only two midwifery-led units in Ireland, is set to close.  This action directly contradicts the government’s commitment, to provide choice in care and improve the… Read More

Birthing women in Mulingar Regional Hospital only “allowed” partner support for the last 30 minutes of labour.

AIMS Ireland urges the IEHG to reconsider compromising the safety of mothers and babies during labour and birth by limiting the presence and support of a trusted birth partner at MRH

AIMS Ireland seeks justification for banning birthing women having their partner present during labour and birth in Ireland

AIMS Ireland seeks data to justify hospitals banning partners from accompanying birthing women in labour and being present for the birth of their baby during the Corona virus crisis. AIMS Ireland, the voice of maternity service users in… Read More

Women don’t give birth like robots – The Late Late Show gets it wrong

On the 10th May 2019 RTE s Late Late Show chose to air a piece in which a dummy (woman) was laid supine on a bed with her entire lower half exposed to the nation whilst she was… Read More

Philomena Canning Independent Midwife still waiting for HSE settlement


February 21st 2019 For immediate release  Contact Krysia Lynch 0877543751Email:  pr@aimsireland.com The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services Ireland (AIMSI) calls upon Minister Simon Harris to expedite the outstanding settlement between Independent Midwife Philomena Canning and the HSE. On… Read More

A woman is dead and there is no inquiry: Maternity service users demand clarity, accountability and reassurance.

A woman is dead and there is no inquiry: Maternity service users demand clarity, accountability and reassurance. AIMS Ireland today (Friday, 7th September 2018)  expresses grave concern at the blocking of HIQA investigation into the treatment and subsequent… Read More

Portiuncula Hospital Report: Multiple Failures in maternity care

Press Release. Portiuncula Report another blow for confidence in women’s health care in Ireland AIMS Ireland calls for Mandatory Open Disclosure Figures on mandatory training of HCPs in maternity services Geographical equality for service users Less heel-dragging on… Read More

Malak Thawley HIQA Review: AIMS Ireland Statement

In a statement on 30th January 2018,, the National Maternity Hospital objected to a HIQA review under section 9.2 of the Health Act, following the untimely death of Malak Thawley. The NMH have said that a review of… Read More

Repeal the 8th amendment : Trust Women

AIMS Ireland welcomes the decision of the cabinet to hold a referendum to repeal the 8th amendment. When a women becomes pregnant in Ireland today there is only one option legally available to her; continue with the pregnancy…. Read More

Birth Groups welcome JOC decision to recommend referendum on repeal of the 8th amendment

BIRTH GROUPS WELCOME JOINT OIREACHTAS COMMITTEE OUTCOME – News release for immediate release 13/12/17 Birth groups have welcomed today’s recommendation by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the 8th Amendment that the people of Ireland be given the option of full… Read More