The father of a baby who died shortly after birth at the Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise in 2012 has said he and his wife were "taken aback and very upset" by the verdict reached by the Medical Council yesterday.

It found a doctor in obstetrics and gynaecology not guilty of professional misconduct or poor professional performance on most counts over the care of baby Mark Molloy.

Baby Mark's father - Mark Molloy - said the council appeared to base its verdict on the inaction of others around the doctor on the his son died, and it was like "mistaken majority syndrome rules".

Speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland, he said he and his family had future meetings planned with Minister for Health Simon Harris.

Mr Molloy said there had to be accountability at management level.

He added that his son's death was not solely down to the inaction of people delivering him on the day, but the fact that recommendations made in relation to previous reports into deaths and injuries at the hospital were not acted upon.

He said we cannot keep producing the same reports over and over again and failing to act on them.

Mr Molloy said the inquiry had not given his family any closure, but had in fact raised more questions.

He said he and his wife were reminded every day of their son and of all the opportunities he will never experience.