Hospital inquiry into abortion disclosure

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, Co Louth, has confirmed that it is carrying out an investigation into the unauthorised disclosure that a patient was having a surgical abortion there last week, according to the Sunday Times.

The leak led to a public protest outside the hospital, with the information first shared on social media.

The hospital said an investigation is ongoing, and that staff have been made aware of the importance of confidentiality.