A doctor in obstetrics and gynaecology has been found not guilty of professional misconduct or poor professional performance, on most counts by the Medical Council over the care of baby Mark Molloy.

Baby Mark died shortly after birth at the Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise on 24 January 2012.

Dr A was a registrar at the hospital and had faced seven allegations of professional misconduct and/or poor professional performance at the inquiry which lasted around 12 days.

Today, the fitness to practise committee met to consider its verdict.

It did not find that he failed to adequately review the CTG machine which reads the foetal heart rate.

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It also did not find that he failed to make arrangements for an urgent delivery, or that he failed to call the consultant in good time.

The Fitness to Practise Committee found that the interpretation of a CTG is subjective to the reader and his or her experience.

It also found that the record of care of baby Mark and his mother does not demonstrate increasing concerns by any health staff.

The Fitness to Practise Committee said that no midwife called the consultant obstetrician.

Dr A was found guilty of professional misconduct on two counts for retrospectively amending a note on the CTG chart from "satisfactory" to "unsatisfactory".

He had admitted at the inquiry to changing the note.

A decision on any sanction will be made at a later date by the full Medical Council.

The committee acknowledged the terrible loss and tragedy to the Molloy family.

Roísín and Mark Molloy have said they are devastated with the outcome of the inquiry.

They said it did not bring closure and raised more questions. Mr Molloy said it ultimately comes down to the interpretation of CTGs.