December 2018

Neonatal Herpes made a notifiable disease

We are pleased to update that Minister Harris signed Neonatal Herpes into law as a notifiable disease.

We do hope that with our campaign in Eibhlín's Legacy, that there will be no more Neontal Herpes deaths, and a reduction in the figure of those contracting the virus. 

We are truly happy that going forward there will be Irish statistics. Parents will no longer need to learn of those from the UK, USA & Australia. 

November 2018

Since Eibhlín's Inquest

We have had incredible support since Eibhlín's inquest. We would like to thank all the media for helping us in Eibhlín's Legacy, all print /online outlets that shared her story. Huge thanks to those who invited us to do an interview, Virgin Media news & Ireland am, RTE News, Newstalk with Pat Kenny, Cork 96fm, Adrian Kennedy Show, Highland Radio and East Cost Radio 

31st of October 2018

Eibhlín's Inquest

Eibhlín's inquest was held on Halloween day, a significant day on this journey in Eibhlín's Legacy. The perfect day, to relive Eibhlín's stressful birth, short life & sudden death. 

We would like to thank all those who were with us in court that day, all those that held us in their thoughts and prayers. Thanks to Dermot Sherlock and Justin Morahan for their help in preparing for Eibhlín's Inquest, and for Pippa Woolnough for all her support over the last (almost) 3 years, but especially on the day itself.

October 2018

Neonatal Herpes

Department of Health

Making Neonatal Herpes Notifiable


We met with the Health Protection Unit, in August 2017 and they helped initiate this part of Eibhlín’s Legacy. 


Unfortunately, it has taken longer than hoped –


The Department has recently received a draft text of the regulations and is currently in the process of clarifying a number of technical details with the Parliamentary Counsel’s Office and colleagues in the HSE.

October 2018

National Women and Infants Health Programme


Health Service Executive 

Women and Infants Health Programme

August 2017

National Women and Infants Health Programme

Following on from our successful meeting with the Department of Health, we have now secured a meeting with the National Women and Infants Health Programme, to see how they can help us to fulfill our aims in Eibhlín's memory. 

August 2017

Neonatal Herpes

We have our first meeting with the Department of Health with the aim of making Neonatal HSV a notifiable disease.


This meeting went very well and the team in the Health Protection Unit have commenced the first steps in aiming to make Neonatal HSV notifiable. 

July 2017 Update

Baby Mariana

Sadly another little baby girl Mariana from Iowa grew her angel wings after her battle with the herpes virus. 

We would like to take this opportunity to offer our condolences to her parents at this sad time, although Eibhlín & Mariana cannot be present in our lives, we hope they will have joy in heaven together. 💖

With this tragic news going worldwide, it was heartwarming to realise that Eibhlín was remembered, the Independent asked us if we would like to use this opportunity to continue raising awareness in Eibhlín's memory - 

NMH 2017 Update

The National Maternity Hospital have now included a link to Eibhlín's website on their website

We are delighted with the continued support of The National Maternity Hospital, they have recently included a link to Eibhlín's website under the Infection Control area of their website


NMH December Update

Achievements updated in 2016
  • The dangers of neonatal herpes is now been brought to the Antenatal Classes


  • The hospital have amended their Vistor Information Page, -

"Nominated visitors with recent or current illnesses (such as flu, vomiting bug or cold sore) should stay at home if they are an infection risk."



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