Merrion Fertility Clinic Media

Team Interviews & Articles

From time to time, our Clinical Director and other key medical staff are asked to talk to journalists about the many aspects of fertility treatment.

This can include topics from fertility preservation for young oncology patients to government funding for fertility treatment to questions raised by those concerned about their fertility.

Irish Examiner - 04.11.22

Clinical Director, Dr David Crosby, discusses everything you need to know about freezing your eggs and the best age to do it.

Morning Ireland - 29.09.22

Professor Mary Wingfield, former MFC Clinical Director, discusses the recently announced public funding for fertility treatment.

Kildare Focus - 29.09.22

MFC Embryologist Joyce Leyden discusses concerns about the upcoming AHR legislation. Conversation begins at 17:48 minutes. - 28.09.22

Assisted human reproduction: ‘Badly worded’ fertility bill will ‘effectively stop women freezing their eggs’, clinic chief warns.

Irish Time - 13.08.22

Dr Sorca O'Brien speaks to Joanne Hunt, of the Irish Times, about Ireland being the only state in the EU not currently funding fertility treatment.

RTE Radio 1 - 10.12.21

Professor Mary Wingfield, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist and the Clinical Director of Merrion Fertility Clinic, discusses Ireland’s ranking as 40th in a report from Fertility Europe with Miriam O'Callaghan on Morning Ireland.

Irish Time - 04.04.22

Professor Mary Wingfield speaks to Kitty Holland, of the Irish Times, about the urgent need for public funding of fertility treatment in Ireland.

RTE 2FM - 23.10.21

Dr Cathy Allen, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, with MFC and Holles Street, National Maternity Hospital, chatted with Louise McSharry yesterday, live in the RTE 2FM studios, about egg freezing and fertility, answering questions sent in by listeners. You can hear the full conversation by clicking on the link below and jumping to 1:05:00

Newstalk - 24.03.21

Professor Mary Wingfield joined Kieran Cuddihy on The Hard Shoulder to answer listeners' fertility questions. A listener shared that Prof Wingfield had diagnosed and treated her endometriosis back in 1990, after which she went on to have two healthy children.

Irish Examiner - 19.03.21

Dr Maebh Horan is a Clinical Researcher with a special interest in fertility preservation and endometriosis. In this article with the Irish Examiner, she shares her insights on tracking periods from a fertility perspective and how technology can help with this.

Irish Times Magazine - 16.01.21

Prof Mary Wingfield was interviewed for an article in the Saturday Irish Times magazine about the provision of government funding for fertility treatment.

Noteworthy - 04.01.21

Prof Mary Wingfield was interviewed by Noteworthy regarding the Department of Health's timeline for the rollout of publicly-funded fertility treatment. 

RTE News - 12.08.20

RTE reported on the launch of the fertility preservation project by the Irish Cancer Society and Merrion Fertility Clinic for children and young adult oncology patients. - 14.07.20

Prof Mary Wingfield was interviewed by Noteworthy for The Journal about the need for an Assisted Human Reproduction Regulator in Ireland to give clear guidelines on some of the complexities of fertility treatments.

Letter to the Irish Times


Prof Mary Wingfield wrote a letter to the Irish Times regarding the Children and Family Relations Act, which commenced on 5th May, 2020.

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